Tag Archives: R.E.A.C.H.

Assembly to vote on new budget

Butler University’s Student Government Association will vote this afternoon to approve the largest budget in the organization’s history. More than $748,000 collected from student fees will be allocated to student organizations and programs. Each year, Butler students pay approximately $288 in student fees. About $180 goes to SGA. Representatives from Butler’s more than 150 student

Students: Butler not diverse

About 51 percent of students disagree that Butler University is diverse,  according to results from a new survey by  Student Affairs. About 37 percent somewhat disagreed that Butler is diverse, and 14 percent strongly disagreed with that statement. The survey gauged Butler’s diversity and students’ perspective on campus atmosphere. There were 527 students who participated

CPA summit to assess diversity

Butler University is holding its first diversity summit at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Ford Salon at Robertson Hall. The event, cosponsored by R.E.A.C.H. and Council on Presidential Affairs, will seek to explain the definition of diversity, discuss how diversity will fit into plans for Butler’s future and develop an assessment of the current state

OPINION | Coons a good pick for VP

Student Government Association President-elect Mike Keller made a bold move by choosing to have UnoBlessed Coons serve another year as the vice president of diversity programming, but it is a decision that I believe will benefit R.E.A.C.H. and Butler University. This appointment seemed to me, at first, contrary to what Keller said during his campaign

SGA budgets for next year

The remaining portion of the Butler University Student Government Association’s 2012-13 budget will most likely be approved today at assembly, said Dan Schramm, vice president of finance.  SGA approved almost half of its budget at the last meeting. “Only some of the smaller boards remain,” Schramm said. “If it isn’t approved this week, it will

OPINION | It’s the passion that counts

The recent struggle for Student Government Association President-elect Mike Keller to find nominees for the position of vice president of diversity programming has shed some light on the issue of filling SGA vacancies—and how best to push and represent diversity on Butler University’s campus. SGA usually requires that applicants for vice president of diversity programming

Spot open on SGA exec board

Next year’s team of seven executives in Student Government Association is almost complete, but President-elect Mike Keller is still looking for one more. The SGA  vice president of diversity position, one of six vice presidential positions, remains vacant because no one has applied. While the position remains empty, the remaining vice presidential positions and parliamentarian

Mardi Gras ‘a learning experience’

The Diversity Center held its first student-organized Mardi Gras celebration on Feb. 21 in the Residential College dining room. The event featured Butler University’s Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Matt Pivec, assistant director of music, Cajun cuisine provided by Yats, psychic readings and a Mardi Gras Faux Floats contest. Bobbie Gibson, assistant director of

OPINION | Diversity groups need fewer fund restrictions

As part of the Butler University Student Government Association’s Mardi Gras festivities, at least ten diversity groups made appearances. It may not have been entirely willing, however. SGA mandated that Asian Students Intercultural Demia, along with several others, participated in Mardi Gras in return for their grants. That participation carried a price tag: $200,  if

Music and lyrics: the power of poetry

If you are looking to let loose your inner lyricist, the voice that always seems to sum up the events of your life in apt metaphors and wry similes, the Power Poetry Jam is for you. Arielle Arzu, BSU’s vice president of volunteerism, said the Power Poetry Jam will be educational. “It’s a great way