The President of Temple Student Government said that he would like to see higher turnout at Temple University events.
“[At a] university this big, I’m not very happy about … spring fling and a lot of other things going on around campus,” President T.J. Baker said at Monday’s TSG General Assembly meeting. “We should shut down the whole city of Philadelphia.”
Baker announced the upcoming spring fling concert featuring 50 Cent, Freeway and Clipse.
He said that he hopes the concert will bring a good turnout, considering the traditionally low turnout for spring fling and homecoming events on campus.
Tickets for the concert are available for $45 at the Student Activities Office in Student Center room 320.
The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. on April 30 at the Liacouras Center. The Office of Student Activities can be reached at 215-204-7131.
Baker also asked students to write letters to the Pa. State Legislature concerning the imminent University tuition increases.
He said that letters given to TSG by next week would be mailed to the legislature.
The University Budget Review Committee has predicted that a tuition increase is inevitable because state funding for higher education has been cut, Baker said.
Baker also announced that the TSG diversity committee is currently working on proposals to amend the admissions process to ensure diversity.
Statistics released by the University last semester showed a decrease in minority enrollment.
“We [want to ensure] high academic standards and also ethnicity diversity on campus,” Baker said.
TSG Election Commissioner Denica Beaton announced that the last debate between the two slates running for TSG executive positions would take place on Monday, April 14 at 5 p.m. in Tuttleman Learning Center room 105.
The two slates are: “A Better Temple,” composed of Ryan McKeon for President, Justin DiBlassio for Vice President of Student Affairs and Nick Papacostas for Vice President of Academic Affairs and “Team Temple 2” is Bryan Carter for President, Charles Postell for Vice President of Student Affairs and Sarah Baker for Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Candidates will also meet students at Liacouras Walk from 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 14 for their last campaign before the election.
The elections are being held on April 15 and 16; students can vote a https://uvote.temple.edu and polling stations will be set up around campus.
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