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Jayhawks, whether you are basking in the summer heat or staying inside, I hope you are doing well. Summer break is a nice time to reenergize, reevaluate and relax for a moment.  For me, it has been full of exciting and interesting events, including whether the state legislature would ever end or not!

Over the past weeks, the Student Senate office has been calm but busy. We have made significant strides in achieving our initiatives as well as handling the unpredictable variables. So far, Senate has met with the Lawrence City Manager to discuss the position of a Student City Commission Liaison, redrafted a proposal for publishing course evaluations, achieved certification as a “green” office through the Center for Sustainability and written a new senate accountability and outreach plan. We are also discussing the state of mental health services on campus, addressing the potential of transportation to the airport and planning our retreat and trainings for senators.

Lastly, as the state of Kansas’s legislature continues to make decisions impacting the access and quality of higher education in the state, we must commit to challenge of advocating for the best experience for future Jayhawks on all levels of decision-making.

The University of Kansas is changing in many ways. Faculty and Staff are continuously leaving or arriving, buildings are being demolished or constructed, and students are stepping foot on campus for the first time or their last time. It is important students are a part of these changes and the directions they go. A campus would not exist without students, without you. 

While we have many days of summer left and more items on our to-do list, if you are on campus, stop by the office! Kansas Union, SILC Room 410.

Rock Chalk!

Jessie Pringle, Student Body President

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