Campus 411: March 4

by Compiled Emily Schettler/Editor in Chief

SGA votes to extend student fee

SGA voted last Wednesday to continue funding the proposed campus center. By a vote of 17-1 members of student government decided to extend the student fee for another three years, through the 2012-2013 school year. Two SGA members were absent for the vote.Student body president Drew Riebhoff said that SGA recognized the value of showing potential donors that students were involved.”We knew the importance of student contributions, not only to show future generations that we cared, but because we understand the message it shows to outside donors that we’re willing to invest our own money into this project.”The fee will continue for three years, increasing to $115 next school year. If construction on the student center has not begun by May 2013, collection of the fee will stop and not start again until construction begins. Senior senator Lucas Mihalovich voted against the fee because he said there were still some unanswered questions.”I didn’t agree that it should be for 36 months. I thought it should be a shorter amount of time because of the circumstances over the last few years and the change in plans.”If construction has not started within three years, then the SGA will have to vote on whether or not to continue the fee.

Simpson gears up for RAGBRAI

Team Simpson is hitting the road again on RAGBRAI XXXVIII, and the group is currently accepting registrations for the event.Last year 51 riders and two drivers participated on the inaugural team, including team co-chair Kelley Bradder, vice president of Information Services and chief information officer. “Team Simpson was a great experience for everyone involved; the riders, our overnight host families, and the people we connected with along the ride,” Bradder said. “It was a unique experience to visit Simpson friends students and alumni on the RAGBRAI route and in their hometowns.”According to Bradder the team has capacity for 60 people and is taking registrations through March 12. Details are available on the team’s Web site, simpson.edu/teamsimpson/ or by contacting Bradder or fellow co-chair Chris Goodale. “RAGBRAI is about experiencing Iowa pride and hospitality, riding the varied terrain of Iowa on a bike and meeting so many wonderful people,” Bradder said.She said her favorite part of the event was helping members of Team Simpson meet their goals of completing this event.The 2010 RAGBRAI route takes riders along a 422-mile trek through northern Iowa from Sioux City to Dubuque. It is scheduled to take place July 25-31.

Campus Security Crime Log

Feb. 23: A burglary was recorded at Kresge, Room 113. Money was reported missing. There was no sign of forced enrty. The case is under investigation.Feb. 24: A burglary was recorded at Kresge, Room 113. There was a report of missing money. There was no sign of forced enrty. The case is under investigation.