Tag: Rodger Pinto

SGA helping student concerns among IU’s COVID-19 response 

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer kmluce@iu.edu With IU’s system-wide push for classes to go online, the Student Government Association (SGA) is not stopping to provide for students and function as an organization. The SGA is currently looking into ways to help students and faculty who are affected by the university’s response. There is a lot

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Health and Wellness Center proposes Student Health Fee, Soccer team funded

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer The Directors of the Health and Wellness Center attended the most recent SGA meeting to propose a Student Health Fee. Although it was a proposal, the center hopes to get this fee put into action. Students would pay $25 each semester, which in return would give them $25 worth of

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Changing the rules on skateboards, women’s soccer team pushing for next semester

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer It came to light that the skateboarding policy has changed last Student Government Association (SGA) meeting. With funding undergoing approval, the women’s soccer team is on track be in full swing next semester. As of now, students are allowed to use skateboards, penny boards and longboards in housing only. Students

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Two large funding requests passed this week’s SGA meeting

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer kmluce@iu.edu The Student Government Association (SGA) passed two large funding requests for the Advertising Club and the Black Student Union. The Advertising Club’s trip to the Chicago Advertising Career Fair was funded to $2,000. The career fair in Chicago allows students to work and network with professionals in their industry.

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Rodger Pinto: New face, new attitude

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer Last semester, Rodger Pinto was elected as the new Student Government Association president. Pinto originally did not want to become president. Rather, he wanted to leave the position for another interested student, but after joining the SGA as senator and having leadership roles in business and the military, he decided

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IU South Bend student veteran receives Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Grant

By: EVA MONHAUT Staff Writer emonhaut@iu.edu Current IU South Bend Political Science and Sociology student, Rodger Pinto, has received one of this year’s two Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Fund awards. According to the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), the grants are given to individuals to aid them in their research and to “develop an understanding

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Coffee and Conversation debates campus carry policy

By: KATELYN FIRESTEIN Staff Writer karfires@iu.edu For Constitution Week, the American Democracy Project (ADP) on campus hosted several conversations on current popular topics of political debate, including guns on campus. With the rise of mass school shootings across the nation, some campuses have discussed and even allowed members of universities with carrying licenses to carry

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