Kaitlyn Coogan

News Editor


Student Assembly opened Tuesday night with a budget discussion from Andy Robinson, vice president of student affairs, and Karen House, interim vice president for finance and planning.

The discussion revolved around student activity fees and whether or not tuition will increase next fiscal year. House said, while the budget discussion is not ready for in depth look, she wanted to keep Student Assembly aware of the status.

House talked about how Interim President Jay Kahn is attempting to freeze tuition if the school is reimbursed for the money that was cut last year.

If the tuition is frozen, according to House, that does not make mandatory fees and room and board frozen also. That is still up for change for the next school year.

House said, at the end of the year, she will be bringing the student activity fees to the trustees and that could change tuition if it is not scheduled to be frozen by that time.

In other news, Keene Sate College now has an Emergency Medical Service organization on campus. Senior Evan Thompson submitted a new constitution for the EMS organization and, with only two abstentions, the constitution passed.

Student Assembly members asked questions about the cost of equipment for the organization. Thompson said, for the club to be successful, it is not required to have any equipment. Further down the road Thompson said he hopes the club will be ready to be equipped with the basic necessities for EMS. Thompson said a budget would be needed at that time but for now the club can run without.

The Society of Physics Students organization was also present at the Tuesday night meeting. Their constitution for recognition was approved by all members of the assembly.


Kaitlyn Coogan can be contacted at kcoogan@keene-equinox.com.


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