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Discussion is on going regarding Starbucks taking over Zeste on Aberdeen University campus. There are a number of reasons to be against this move:
Ethical issues surrounding Starbucks - tax avoidance
What else are the University willing to privatise? Where is the line and who decides it?
There has been no consultation with students.
What about supporting independent traders and giving something back to the local community?
With regard to student experience do we really want a campus that just contains all the same stuff as every other campus, or do we want to retain our identity and uniqueness?
The Callaghan Campus of the University of Newcastle has 24,652 students (980 of whom live on campus), 2,723 permanent staff and 2,478 part time staff. There are 8 doctors working in the University Health Service.
However, due to a peculiarity in the pharmacy approval rules it does not have a pharmacy on-campus to serve the needs of the students and staff.
In order to get a pharmacy on campus we must convince the Minister for Health that approving a pharmacy is in the public interest and that the university community is being left without reasonable access to Pharmaceutical Benefits and get her to exercise the Discretionary Power of approval.
Please sign the petition to show the minister your support!
Okay so, at our new school Rancho Dominguez Prepetory School, we are not allowed to wear hats. But the thing is, some fast girls can wear what ever it is they want, but us students can not wear hats? Not only is it hats, it is also beanies and knitted caps. How come the adults can wear there hats, but we can't?
Some hats, beanies and knitted caps have no logo, so what's the problem? All I'm saying is, there is nothing wrong with wearing hats, so why can't we?
Due to the recent change from being an open to a closed-campus, there have been many issues that have arisen to the students and/or staffs attention. Including but not limited to crowding of the halls, longer lunch lines, also misbehaviour issues.
Seit 2008 kannst auch DU Dank dem RCDS im ganzen Freistaat Thüringen mit den Nahverkehrszügen der Deutschen Bahn fahren.
Die Kosten werden über den Semesterbeitrag fair und gerecht auf alle Studenten verteilt. Am Bahnhof ist jedoch Schluss. Einige Hochschulen haben ein Nahverkehrsticket, andere nicht, und bei denen, die es haben, endet es an den Toren der Stadt. So wird die Fahrt mit Bus und Straßenbahn außerhalb deines Studienorts (z.B. Praktika, Ausflüge, Heimreise) zum teuren Vergnügen.
Diese Kleinstaaterei muss ein Ende haben. Volle Mobilität mit Bus und Straßenbahn ist für die Attraktivität des Hochschulstandorts Thüringen und die Entwicklung der Thüringer Wirtschaft unverzichtbar und schont neben dem studentischen Geldbeutel auch die Umwelt. Unbezahlte Praktika und Ferienjobs gehören zum studentischen Alltag. Wenn wir Studenten und junge Akademiker langfristig an unseren Freistaat binden wollen, müssen wir ihnen exzellente Bedingungen bieten, deren Fundament Mobilität und daraus resultierende Flexibilität sind.
Während der Campus-Thüringen-Tour des RCDS konnten bereits mehr als 500 Unterschriften gesammelt werden. Während der Semesterferien kannst du nun auch online unterschrieben.
On and after June 13, 2011, ITT Technical Institute in Bessemer, AL will become a smoke free campus. Smoking will be prohibited on any part of the campus facilities or grounds. This includes but is not limited to, the building, entranceways, parking lot (including inside your personal vehicle located on the parking lot), sidewalks, walking paths, driveways, patios, picnic areas and landscaped area.
We welcome the signatures of all those who are against the proposed cuts to higher education.
Evidence shows that providing cycling facilities such as cycle lanes encourages people to cycle. It also makes it easier and more pleasant for current cyclists.
During the month of March a survey was conducted at the University of Lethbridge.
What Does the University of Lethbridge Community Think of Sodexo Food?
The objective of this survey was to receive an empirical answer to the question of what the University of Lethbridge (UofL) community think of Sodexo food services on campus. This survey was commissioned by the Service Employee’s International Union (S.E.I.U) after consultation with the University of Lethbridge Students Union (ULSU) and the Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group (LPIRG). If the answer was found to be a negative one then a second action-research projected would attempt to get better food service on campus.
Initially the goal was to collect 400 responses but with the survey approaching 250 a very clear trend had emerged and we decided we had enough data. With 244 surveys returned there was a very high (95.1%) completion rate.
The University of Lethbridge has a population of over 10000 including 8200 undergraduates and the survey has a 95% confidence rating that the results are accurate within 6points.
The clearest message from both the quantitative and qualitative data is that the price of food is too high for the quality received. 70% picked the worst category on the price of food in the quantitative section and in the qualitative section over 150 wrote that the food was too expensive.
Another significant statistical response was overall satisfaction with 48.5% rating it as “poor”. The comments section revealed a significant number are unhappy with the exclusivity contract, the mandatory residence meal plan, greasy food, the lack of healthy food and vegetarian options and choices for those on restricted diets.
Perhaps most significant though was that eight students reported getting food poisoning after eating at Sodexo establishments at the UofL. The results of this survey provide a very clear mandate for changes to food services at the University of Lethbridge.
We, the students, staff and faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University, care about our health and the health of those around us. Therefore, we support efforts to make Florida Gulf Coast University a tobacco-free campus.
We are aware of the dangers tobacco use poses on those who use it and those who are involuntarily exposed to it. These problems are completely avoidable. Secondhand smoke is a known killer and a hazard that we prefer to avoid while entering or leaving our campus buildings.
We view this educational institution as a place where knowledge is shared, discussed and integrated into our daily lives, a place that accepts scientific proof and adapts with it, as needed. Yet, our current campus tobacco policy seems at odds with nearly all of the current scientific knowledge about tobacco use.
The Philadelphia Student Newspaper, The Text, was cut from the University's budget for the 2009-2010 school year. This absence has left the University and it's students without an outlet to communicate and discuss campus and world issues.
A student newspaper is an integral part of any campus or city - it unifies students and serves as a voice, culture, and source of communication. This petition is to show that students and faculty of Philadelphia University want and need a student newspaper.
At George Mason University, building markers are small and typically hard to locate. There a few direction posts and large maps spread out on campus but this is not nearly enough. As a direct result new students may feel overwhelmed and stressed out on their first week of school when they try to locate where they need to be.
Being a new student at a large university is tough enough without having to experience the feeling of being lost and late for class on the first day. Clearly marked buildings could help ease this stress and get students to class on time.
"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it." ~Plato
A group of approximately 25 students of all races, nationalities and ethnicities, was recently denied access to soccer fields located near the HPER buildings to play “The Worlds Beautiful Game”, soccer, on a late Thursday evening. The students were also warned that security would be called if they proceeded to use the empty soccer field.
The reason’s for denial of use of the field that were stated in a brief conversation with an administrator at the College of Health, the College responsible for the field, were that the students did not reserve the field, but also did not pay $30 an hour to utilize the field.
It is interesting to note that in years past, this fee was not applied to anyone who used these fields but is now being done so due to recent budget cuts. Ironically, all 25 of the students could have swiped their U-cards to use the heated indoor pool inside the HPER complex or have gone to the Field House to play basketball, lift weights, or play indoor soccer. The students would not have been charged further to use those facilities.
It quickly became apparent the ‘Mandatory Fee’s’ that are addendum to students tuition did not cover this field. Rudimentary research to ascertain what the ‘Mandatory Fees’ that accompany the tuition are quickly shows that these fee’s go to: ‘ASUU Activity, Athletic, Building, Collegiate Reader Program, Computing, Fine Arts, Utilities, Health, Library, Publication Council, Recreation, Study Abroad, Sustainability, and Transportation budgets.’ In light of the highlighted budgets, it would seem evident that use of the soccer fields is a fundamental right that students garner when attending this institution
This denial of campus grounds is far more egregious after contacting the city and county about their reservation policies and charges on the use of their soccer fields, softball fields, basketball courts, and tennis courts and discovered that the city and county do not charge for use of their facilities, even in this economic recession. In addition, BYU does not force their students to reserve and pay to use campus ground.
To add to this incendiary act, the group of students was of an international origin, making this denial of use an international disgrace. Despite being a large commuter campus, student life of all forms should be supported; especially those activities that are constructive and healthy in nature. In light of student fee’s paid, burdening students further with financial obligations to play something that is otherwise free elsewhere is in principal a folly and sinister in nature, especially since one of the fields is in near unplayable condition,
Bret Van Ausdall
Graduate Student at the University of Utah
I think that a cartoon series for BWOC would be awesome with a new female character friend to Merton and Tommy.
If you think this would be a good idea please sign this petition.
At the beginning of the current academic year the University of Essex outsourced the clamping of vehicles at the Colchester campus to a private company
A PETITION REGARDING THE SNOWDEN REPORT ON ST. JEROME’S UNIVERSITY
Whereas the Board of Governors of St. Jerome’s University has commissioned an investigation by Snowdon & Associates Inc. into issues pertaining to the recent issues of morale within SJU and
Whereas the University Catholic Community is connected to SJU through Campus Ministry and has been affected by the departure of our Campus Ministry team because of these issues and
Whereas there exists great uncertainty about the future of UCC that has resulted in significant reduction in donations and attendance and
Whereas the University Catholic Community, comprised of members of the student body, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university, is one of the major stakeholders and supporters of SJU,
Second-hand cigarette smoke is a harmful consequence of smoking that affect we nonsmokers on campus. The extent of the problem is determined by illuminating the number of health effects that we Penn State students may experience from secondhand smoke; identifying the current efforts of reducing exposure to cigarette smoke, and the reasons they are not effective; and explaining why there is a loss of liberties to the students caused by this exposure.
Secondhand smoke is a mixture of the smoke given off by the burning end of a tobacco product, and the smoke exhaled from the lungs of smokers. It is comprised of over 4,000 dangerous chemical compounds and has been classified as a Group A carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency, a rating only used for substances proven to cause cancer. Involuntarily inhaled by nonsmokers, cigarette smoke lingers in the air hours after cigarettes have been extinguished and can cause or exacerbate a wide range of adverse health effects, including cancer, respiratory infections, heart disease, and asthma.
Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 400,000 deaths each year, or one in every five deaths in the United States. Furthermore, if current patterns of smoking persist, over 5 million people currently younger than 18 will die prematurely from a tobacco-related disease. Each year, an estimated 3,000 nonsmoking Americans die of lung cancer and up to 300,000 children suffer from respiratory infections because of exposure to secondhand smoke.
Another consequence of secondhand smoke is the loss of freedoms and liberties that we nonsmokers suffer. Smokers have a right to smoke, but what about the nonsmokers’ right to living in a smoke-free environment? Smokers do not follow John Stuart Mill’s “harm principle,” which states, "The only purpose for which power can be rightly exercised over any member of a civilized community against his will, is to prevent harm to others." In other words, an action should only be illegal if and only if it does harm to others. Smokers do harm to we nonsmokers by forcing us to breathe dangerous toxic chemicals that they deposit into the air from their tobacco products. Everyone, who wants it, is entitled to a healthy lifestyle, which excludes inhaling secondhand smoke everyday.
Current efforts of limiting secondhand smoke exposure on the Penn State campus are ambiguous. Are there regulations in place or written policies regarding smoking on campus? If so, they are not publicly displayed or recited to the students. The only acknowledged rule is that smoking is banned from all school buildings, but this forces students to smoke outdoors where there are no enforced regulations.
Designated areas for smoking do exist, but are not used properly. Smokers go anywhere and everywhere they please and do not receive any kind of consequence. This results in we students having to suffer the negative health and living effects of secondhand smoke. Such living effects include smelling like cigarette smoke, dorm rooms and linens smelling like smoke, and living in a messy environment with cigarette butts laying all over the ground.
We nonsmokers need to implement a new course of action concerning smoking on the Penn State campus. This course of action is simple: ban all smoking on the Penn State campus. If a person is found smoking on campus he will be issued a fine between $25 and $500. A first offense will result in a $25 fine, while each subsequent fine will double in cost with a maximum fine of $2,500.
Another aspect of this policy would be a series of classes and counseling available to those who wish to quit smoking once this ban is in effect to avoid having to go off-campus all of the time. These classes, offered for credit, like other health-related courses, would be geared toward the health issues caused by smoking and the different methods of quitting and life without smoking. They would help smokers develop a quitting plan. The counseling would help the retired smokers stick with their formulated plan and discover healthier habits that would help them succeed.
I am a SUNY Cobleskill student. I have had a taste of the unruly and unjust discipline actions taken by Residential Life for a simple violation of guest/visitor policy. It was Halloween night, a Friday night mind you, and I went to visit a friend in his dorm. We didn’t sign in as an overnight, but we were sure we signed out. We then went back to my dorm and signed him in as an overnight the night host refused to do so, and in the next two days we both received letters telling us we weren’t allowed in each other’s buildings for the rest of the semester.
After speaking to my ACC we were told the charge of the overnight was a mistake on the night hosts part. When talking with my friend’s RD I was told that even with evidence/proof of having signed in as an over night in a completely different building it didn’t matter and that both my friend and I were going to have to live with these charges. Not only can we not sign in at night or on weekends, we can’t even hang out/study in our rooms during the day.
This has forced both of us to create different means of being together, for instance we camped in a tent in the cold and rain on the lacrosse field at 3am. To watch movies we have to go to BYP or a dorm neither of us are banned from. All this just because we didn’t sign out in one building, on a Friday, on a Halloween.
ALSO READ THE FORUMS FOR MORE DETAILS ON THE ACTUAL POLICIES AND WHAT OUR STUDENT HANDBOOK TELLS US.
This petition is intended to help the senior class at Blanco High School recieve off campus lunch, hopefully every friday. We understand that off campus lunch can sometimes be a problem, but we are a responsible class and will respect the privelage of being able to leave campus.
We also are also including in the qualifications for off campus lunch that you must be passing all classes and that you have not received ISS of AEP. To help keep track of this, the senior class officers are willing to make out tickets each week for qualifying students.
Thank you for your support.
Are you a North Carolina resident, or do you know any NC residents who would rather their tax dollars pay for higher education, and not be wasted on the power bill?
UNCW often leaves lights, computers, etc. turned on, even though no one may be using them. This is a wasteful use of electricity.
Recently, it was estimated that over $4,100 could be saved each year in DeLoach Hall, by practical energy conservation methods. This is only one building on campus! UNCW needs to be more responsible with our precious natural resources and our money.
Help us send a message to UNCW, the UNC System, and college administrators across the state!
Although we appreciate everyone's support, we recommend only NC residents sign.
Listing your email address increases the credibility of your signature. Note: your email address remains anonymous to the public. We take confidentiality very seriously.
Thank you for your support!
Every day, literally hundreds of pedestrians, largely made up of Guildford College students and staff, cross Holly Lane at the entrance/exit to Merrist Wood Campus. The area is a blind spot for both motorists and pedestrians and with vehicles often travelling at high speeds, it has become increasingly unsafe.
Guildford College Students' Union are leading this campaign with the full backing of the college and The Principal. The college has a large population of young people from age 14 upwards as well as many students with disabilities and the safety of all is of major concern.
The Roxbury Community Center administration has currently proposed to implement a Criminal Correctional Center, which will be situated in the third floor of the Student Building.
To accomodate this new program, the RCC administration proposed to transform:
- the Student Center (which has the student activities offices)
- RCC bookstore
- Faculty meeting room
...and transferring the advising offices.
In jusfitication for this immense change, the RCC administration claims that the government aid, provided by leasing a floor in the Student Building, will be used to renovate the building for this new program.
The RCC administration held an open forum on February 26th, 2008, to discuss this new program. However, the speakers failed to answer in depth our questions, and present us with substantial evidence that would make this new program attractive and beneficial to RCC students.
Another campaign from your Guild!
Your voice on Campus!
The construction of a gazebo would beautify the Siena college campus and
would provide needed shelter to students who wish to be outside while it rains.
"A complaint filed to the Department of Education requests a review into the actions of a University during a security situation to ensure the safety of its students. The Clery Act, passed by congress in 1990, was spearheaded by the SOC Inc. founders after the loss of their daughter, Jeanne Clery, who was raped and murdered in her dorm room Lehigh University in 1986.
If Virginia Tech is proven to be negligent in their safety precautions during the events of April 16, the university could be fined up to $27,500 and be barred from federal financial aid in the future.
According to the Virginia Tech website, over 60% of students use some form of financial aid, including aid opportunities given by the Department of Education.
Federal financial aid accounts for more than $80 million a year to 14 million applicants".- The Collegiate Times
This is a petition that will be given to SOC Inc. for their senseless act of filing a complaint against Virginia Tech.
We know as a community and institution that our university has investigated their security measures and has taken action to prevent future incidents.
As you can read above, this organization would rather prevent the operation of our school and see us suffer more than provide support.
The parents, school faculty, and concerned citizens of McCormick County are asking for a new High School to be built.
The current High School is out-dated and over 5o years old.
The open campus is a high security risk for our students and faculty.
The 2007 Legislative session marked the creation of the state's first new four year university in nearly 40 years.
The Legislature stipulated that a new University of Washington branch campus will be located in the Snohomish-Island-Skagit County region, with site determination beginning immediately.
Site determination is conducted by NBBJ of Seattle, an unbiased independent agency working with state and university officials.
Sites are evaluated on a variety of criteria, including community support, compliance with GMA, evaluation of a master business plan and available land/infrastructure.
Initially, over 80 sites were submitted for consideration, including one site submitted by the Snohomish County Coalition for Higher Education (SCCHE).
The SCCHE site proposal was jointly submitted by the mayors of Lake Stevens and Snohomish with the support of Monroe and Granite Falls. The SCCHE site consists of over 100 contiguous undeveloped acres located inside the City of Lake Stevens' Urban Growth Area along 20th Street SE. The site offers flat, clean land unimpeded by major geographical or environmental features. The site is located between the Cities of Lake Stevens and Snohomish and is about two miles from downtown Everett.
I have recently found out that by September 2007 that smoking will no longer be allowed on the Palo Alto College Campus in San Antonio, Texas.
I find it to be unfair to those of us who smoke because college is about having freedom and as it is we hardly have freedom in America anymore. There is so many students and professors that smoke on campus after their classes, which because of this new rule, it is going to cause many conflicts.
I've already heard of people leaving the school and quitting there because of this policy. As being adults, we have the right to smoke cigarettes on campus as we do any where else. How is an individual ever suppose to figure themselves out if everything keeps getting taken away from us and we're not able to express who we are? This isn't right and what kind of freedom is this?
Vickers Elementary is the host campus to the Children from The Devereux
Facility and the A.B.L.E program.
The children from the Devereux facility are bused to the campus from
Devereux. In the past they were taught at their campus and then at the school
near by their campus. Many of these children were removed from their home
due to special needs and have behavior problems.
The children in the A.B.L.E program are from all the campuses in VISD. Vickers
is the campus for the children in 4th and 5th grade who have been removed
from their classrooms at their school. They have been removed due to their
behavior problems and are sent to other campuses depending on their grade
level. The 4th and 5th grade children are being sent to Vickers under the
A.B.L.E program because they can not function in the classroom at their school
due to their behavior but are being placed in the classrooms with the Vickers
The children are causing education disruptions as well as threatening the safety
of the other children. Many children have left the campus because they are
fearful of going to class. Not all children have the ability to leave the campus.
We are asking that the Superintendent and the VISD school board address the
concerns of the parents of Vickers students.
1. Remove the children in these programs from the classrooms and/or from the
2. Hold a meeting ASAP to discuss what will be done to address the concerns of
I am starting this petition because I believe that much needs to be done in order to make our college campuses safe from violent and criminal acts by individuals.
I think that it is very important for legislation to be passed, that will make American college campuses safer than what they are at the present. (This is especially important after what happened at Virginia Polytechnic institute on April 16, 2007).