GSG Constitution Committee requires 100 signatures to ratify by end of academic year

Samantha Cooper
News Editor

The end of the school year is quickly approaching and with it comes the deadline for the new Constitution proposal. According to sophomore and SGA member Billy Daly, only around 100 more student signatures are needed for the bill to pass. The proposal for Goucher’s new student government requires signatures from 750 students, which is half of Goucher’s undergraduate population, in order to pass. The proposal has been already been signed by around 652 students as of press time.
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Provost Roy visits Goucher Assembly, explains faculty cuts

Jaclyn Peiser
Editor-in-Chief

Provost Marc Roy attended Student Assembly on Sunday, Nov. 24 to present the

Provost Marc Roy talks to students about the budget deficits in the Hyman Forum (Photo: Christopher Riley)

Provost Marc Roy talks to students about the budget deficits in the Hyman Forum (Photo: Christopher Riley)

college’s recent budgetary restraints and subsequent changes with the student to faculty ratio.
About 80 students gathered in the Hyman Forum to hear Roy’s presentation, which began with an overview of the college’s financial shortfalls in tuition net-revenue.
“This year our budget has about six main areas; two-thirds of the budget comes from net undergraduate tuition and fees and housing and dining,” Roy said. “That means tuition after any financial aid you received is factored out… That’s $40 million right there.”
Roy explained that the college’s expenses must equal its revenue. Therefore, when the college budgeted for more students than the number that actually enrolled, they had to re-balance the budget. In addition, Roy explained that within the college’s $59.9 million budget, about two-thirds is designated to salaries and benefits for faculty and staff.
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Club Profile: Ag Co-Op

Todd Troester
Contributor

It’s easy to get sucked up into the endless hours of classes and homework. Everyone needs summertime to recharge their batteries with some relaxing fun, and this summer, Goucher’s Agriculture Cooperative, more commonly called the Ag Co-Op, found a great way to do just that. The

Billy Daly with members of the Ag Co-op harvesting hydroponic lettuce (Photo: Todd Troester)

Billy Daly with members of the Ag Co-op harvesting hydroponic lettuce (Photo: Todd Troester)

club renovated the space behind Welsh Hall to create a community garden that will help move the college towards greater food sustainability. The best part is that all students, faculty, and staff are welcome to work in the garden to recharge their own batteries with some good old-fashioned dirty work such as weeding, watering, and harvesting.
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