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This has been brought to Sodexo’s attention at a food committee meeting, and they should be working on creating more options for students.
USG worked hard last year with the LAIS language department to stop certain language classes from being cut. Unfortunately there was a lack of enrollment for some of these classes and the funding moved elsewhere in the LAIS department.
If you feel that the language program should be added to in the future, and not cut, please make a new post and get people to vote for it. USG will fight for you if you show there is a need.
An error occurred while saving the commentYanina Likhtenshteyn commented
While it is true that one cannot truly master a language in a few semesters of taking it, it is entirely possible to develop good conversational skills and to capably navigate in a foreign country.
It will also serve as the impetus for many students to pursue a lifelong development of their new skill, and where better to provide this impetus than while they are in college?
I think that for a school that concerns itself so heavily with preparing their students for the job market, it seems foolish to disregard foreign languages in an increasingly interconnected world.
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On Thursday, January 15th, Undergraduate Student Government had our first meeting of the semester. The main topic of the evening was Mines Market. With the opening of Mines Market and closure of Slate Café, there were changes in the hours of Digger Den. Mines Market is now open late at night while Digger Den’s hours were cut back. Also the previous to go option where students were allowed to grab anything Slate was offering that day was replaced with a to go sandwich with two sides. This has caused a lot of upset with the campus. As a result, USG asked a few staff members involved in this decision making process to come and speak about why this decision was made and take input on how things could be improved. Rebecca Flintoft, VP of Student Life, Gayle Witzke, Campus Dining, and…