10/18/2023, 11:34pm

SGA update from Kennedy Holt

As we enter the seventh week of the semester, the Student Government Association (SGA) has continued to move forward cultivating prosperous environments, which include intentional relationship building, both internally and externally among our campus community.

10/17/2023, 12:00pm

Student Government hears from Dean of Libraries

Michelle Foreman, Shippensburg University Dean of Libraries, promoted the various services the library provides during the Oct. 12 public meeting of the Student Government Association. Foreman encouraged students to meet with library faculty for help with research, finding books and interlibrary loans. 

10/15/2023, 8:53pm

Follow-Up: Campus water main break

Shippensburg University officials and campus partners are continuing to investigate the water main break that flooded the area outside of Naugle Hall on Oct. 7 in the afternoon. The break occurred shortly before 5 p.m. and prompted a campus-wide water outage that lasted about four hours. Water did not return to Naugle Hall until about 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

10/10/2023, 12:00pm

U.S. House removes McCarthy as Speaker

In a historic first, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives was removed from office last Tuesday. Kevin McCarthy, who represents California’s 20th Congressional District, was elected to the speakership in January after 15 rounds of voting. Failing to gain enough support from the Republican caucus in the first 14, McCarthy offered concessions to the far-right elements of the party, securing him the votes on the 15th round. 

10/10/2023, 12:00pm

Financial Aid shares 2024-25 FAFSA updates

There have been several long-standing concerns about the length and complexity of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As a result, Congress passed legislation to simplify the 2024-25 FAFSA application process for students and their families.

10/4/2023, 10:44am

Around the world in the MPR

On the first night of Diversity Week, campus partners from all areas of Shippensburg University convened in the Ceddia Union Building MPR to “promote cultural awareness, appreciation, and understanding through music, food, crafts, demonstrations, and entertainment from all corners of the globe,” per the Diversity Week flyer.

10/3/2023, 5:00pm

SGA updates from leadership

As the semester has kicked off, the Student Government Association (SGA) has been hard at work. First, we started our public meetings by inviting guest speakers in for the student body to come and hear about services as well as spend some time in question and answers.  

10/3/2023, 4:57pm

Your World Today: Pay your student media leaders

Being a Slater is a lot of work. Let me specify: being a part of Slate management or in a leadership position for another student media organization — SUTV, PRSSA or WSYC — is an incredible time commitment.

10/3/2023, 4:55pm

SGA announces fall 2023 election results

The Student Government Association announced the results of the fall 2023 Senator elections on Sept. 29 via an email to the student body. Voting ran from Sept. 25–29. 

10/3/2023, 4:54pm

'It's a human thing:' MSA quilt reveal

The largest unveiling to date of the Quilt to Cover Us All, an annual project organized by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) at Shippensburg University, was last Friday on the Gilbert Hall lawn. The quilt’s unveiling was the finale of Diversity Week 2023, which saw an uptick of nearly 400 student participants. There were “1,163 unique students in attendance this fall compared to 779 last year” at the numerous events, according to Manny Ruiz, SU Assistant Vice President for Inclusion and Belonging.

9/26/2023, 3:29pm

SGA retracts proposed constitutional changes

At its Sept. 14 meeting, the Student Government Association voted to approve changes to the SGA constitution and bylaws. The changes were publicized to the student body on Sept. 18.  After communicating with The Slate staff and students who expressed concerns about the proposed amendment, SGA President Harun Pacavar sent an email to the student body Sept. 22 announcing that the changes would not be moving forward in their current state. 

9/26/2023, 3:23pm

Student government candidates discuss accessibility and transparency

The Student Government Association (SGA) election season is well underway, with voting taking place from Sept. 25–29 via ballot sent to students’ emails.  Those on the ballot had the opportunity on Sept. 21 to speak to the student body during SGA candidate speeches held in McFeely’s Coffeehouse.

9/26/2023, 3:22pm

Your World Today: Stop being fascists and stop banning books

Believe it or not, the current editor-in-chief of The Slate grew up reading a lot of books. I took pride in finishing reading lists, participating in reading competitions and getting my prizes for summer reading challenges. Books helped develop my brain, which is why it is so frustrating to see states volleying for book bans. 

9/19/2023, 1:02pm

SGA welcomes new police chief

The Student Government Association (SGA) welcomed SUPD Chief Patrick Taylor at its first public meeting of the semester last Thursday. Taylor took over the reins as chief of the university’s police department on Sept. 5.