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Student government holds first meeting of spring j New SGA Constitution
By Eufemia R.Tanner
The Student Government Association members welcomed guest
speaker Tarleton President Dennis McCabe to the first meeting of
the Spring semester.
McCabe came to inform student leaders about the reaccreditation
process that Tarleton is currently undergoing.
A team of 20 educational peers from the Southern Association of
Colleges and Schools (SACS) will visit the campus to verify and
judge the university's course, relative to SACS' guidelines.
"We're involved simply to get better. The minute you think you
cannot improve is the day you go downhill. There's always room
for improvement/' declared McCabe.
SGA President Bobby Waddell announced a Town Hall meeting
on February 15 at 4 o'clock in SDC room 22D to discuss the new
Students are welcome to attend to discuss the proposed constitu-
The new SGA webpage was announced by Secretary Carey
Barnes, The internet address is www.tarleton.edu/~sga. It boasts
information on the Executive Council and pictures from SGA
Last semester's discussion of the students' lack of interest in the
Grassburr has led to the increase in the yearbook's price from $15 to
$30 a copy, according to Traditions Chair David Sweeney.
Sweeney and Academic Affairs Chair Elvis Moya met with
Academic Affairs Vice President B.J. Alexander at the semester's
start to continue discussion of the addition of a Tarleton Traditions
Moya introduced a proposal for a student choice award to recog-
nize the excellence of a faculty member. If approved, the Tarleton
Outstanding Educator Award will
vti>m ke presented during the Spring
The 48 SGA members present
voted unanimously for the award.
Nominations for Mr. and Miss TSU
will be held February 15-16, as
reminded by Public Relations
Chair Donnelle Sterling.
Sterling also reminded members
that February 22-23 elections
would combine voting on the pro-
posed SGA constitution with the
SGA President honored titles.
Bobby Waddell Chairman Kane Urban
announced the University Operations Committee's commitment to
seek approval for a new workout facility in the women's dormitory.
Urban's guest speaker Vice President of Student Services Wanda
Mercer announced that the university's administration is attempting
to expand on-campus housing
with new apartments.
The proposed complex would house between 200 and 400 stu-
dents in 4 bedroom/2 bath or 2 bedroom/ 2 bath flats, According
to'Mercer, the final decision will be put before the Board of Regents
In announcements, the assembly was reminded that Texan Rep
applications are due this Friday, three on three basketball will be
held this Friday and Saturday, and the Big Event is scheduled for
Texans For the Community has applied for organizational status
at Tarleton and is currently writing their constitution.
Votes to be cast February 22, 23
By Honey Waddle
Student Government Association has presented Tarleton State
students with a new constitution to help represent them better.
Copies of the new document are available to all through the
student government office upstairs in the Student Development
On February 15 a Town-hall meeting will be held in SDC Rm
22D at 4 p.m. to answer any questions regarding the new consti-
tution and copies of the document will be handed out at the Mr.
and Ms. TSU nomination booths.
Votes will be taken in conjunction with Mr. and Ms. TSU elec-
tions from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22 and from
9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on the Wednesday the 23.
For the last three years a new constitution has been battling
additions and revisions to be passed by student government.
The new document passed and contains such changes as the
addition of the purpose of student government, clearer defini-
tions of the different bodies, set a quorum, added an impeach-
ment section and modified the elections section.
The old constitution was outdated by grammatical errors, and
misleading listings and statements. The new constitution has
been set up to serve Tarleton students for many years to, come.
"We strongly encourage students to vote," said Bobby
Waddell, Student Body President, "It is an excellent document
that will be serving the students through SGA."
Students are strongly encouraged to attend the Town-hall meet-
ing and to cast their vote on February 22 and 23.
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police raided his house
Tuesday and seized several
computers, a Nokia cellular
phone and some CDs. They
charged him with breaking
security to gain unauthorized
access to data or software.
Authorities say Johansen vio-
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Association of America has
strongly denounced such
efforts, arguing that Johansen's
actions make it easy to copy
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be played on an alternative
operating system, called Linux,
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Johansen and his father,
whose company's Web site was
used to post the controversial
program, also were charged
with Copyright infringement. If
convicted," both could face up
to three years in prison and
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