ASG treks through constitution amendments

The Associated Student Government (ASG) began the process of amending parts of their constitution for clarity during their Jan. 31 meeting. Two of four bills regarding constitution amendments were passed. The next two will be seen during their Feb. 7 meeting.

According to bill sponsor and Chair of Internal Affairs Elise Leonard, the bills must be passed by next week to allow the requisite three-week period for review by students before ASG elections begin.

Lauren Lipski | The Criterion

60 miles to the gym

By a narrow margin, the Associated Student Government (ASG) passed a bill to allocate $2,300 for the purchase of 30 gym passes for Montrose campus students to use at the Montrose Recreation Center. Since the Hamilton Recreation Center, for which all enrolled students pay fees, is over 60 miles away, Montrose students are unlikely to use it as their primary gym.

Montrose Campus Senator Nayeli Zavala presented the bill to ASG. The bill, previously seen in the Fee Allocation Committee (FAC) last semester, failed to move on to ASG. When FAC saw the bill on Monday, it passed 4-3.

‘Unprofessional faculty departures’

The Feb. 1 Faculty Senate meeting largely focused on two issues of contention. One involved an issue administration referred to as “unprofessional faculty departures.” The other matter centered around the math requirements for the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

Faculty Senate President Joshua Butler told the Senate that Colorado Mesa University President Tim Foster had requested that they look into the reasons why faculty members left in an “unprofessional” way and possibly resolving the issue.

Theft at CMU increases

A continuing challenge at Colorado Mesa University is bike theft. CMU is trying to limit the amount of theft through the addition of bike racks, registering property and student education.

Ryne Dutcher | The Criterion

“We are a town in the middle of a city and so, we end up serving as a magnet for dirtbags who are looking to take stuff.” John Marshall, vice president of student services, said.

Foster believes re-implementing deans is unnecessary

Colorado Mesa University, when it was Mesa State, eliminated the use of deans as heads of departments 14 years ago. Now, since doubling its enrollment and growing as an institution, some have questioned if CMU should consider reinstating deans. CMU President Tim Foster does not believe so.

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Cassidy Jimerson
Cassidy Jimerson is a mass communication major and a junior for the 2017/2018 academic year. Jimerson has contributed to several publications including CMU's Horizon Magazine. This is Cassidy's first year with The Criterion and is serving as the newspaper's assistant news editor. Cassidy also writes opinion pieces for her column "My Wine Ate My Homework."

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