Since the invasion of Ukraine by Russian president Vladimir Putin in February, University Senate governance has taken a number of actions in solidarity with Ukraine

December 20, 2017

Over the course of the past year, the Student Senate Consultative Committee (SSCC) has been meeting with University administrators to discuss the creation of a system-wide survey designed for students who rent off campus. Through funding provided by the University Senate Office, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA), the UMD Student Association (UMDSA), UMR Student Services, and the UMTC Office for Student Affairs (OSA), the SSCC has now launched this survey, the results of which are intended to act as a resource for students seeking off-campus housing by providing direct reviews of apartment complexes, landlords, and/or management companies. By publishing the survey results on the Student Senate webpage, SSCC members hope to provide students on each campus with resources to assist in their housing search.

December 1, 2017

Ryan Machtmes

Ryan Machtmes likes to say he grew up in academia. While his mother attained an A.B.D. in crop physiology and her Ph.D. in research methods in education, the family moved around a lot, but always in proximity to a college campus. Machtmes holds a masters degree in applied statistics and is now on track to become a second-generation Ph.D. His participation in University Senate shared governance includes membership on the Disabilities Issues Committee, as well as the University Senate. “I’ve always been strongly committed to service work and servant leadership,” Machtmes said. Click the link to read more.

February 1, 2017

The Spring 2017 Student Senate Update is now available for download. In this issue:

  • What have we been working on?
    • Student Senate Campus-Area Safety Taskforce
    • Gopher Football Boycott Response
    • Residential Dining Hall Concerns
    • Off-Campus Housing
  • November Student Senate Meeting Notes