ASNMU Update: Three students selected to participate in referendum committee

NW Staff

At Tuesday night’s Associated Students of NMU meeting, the board discussed retention rates and approved three students to the referendum committee.

In other news, secretary Michael Carroll selected three students to participate in the referendum committee. Matt Brooker, Hannah Van Kleef and Lucy Hough are the students that were approved by the members of ASNMU.

The referendum committee is responsible for reviewing proposals and criteria for student organizations that ask for more money from the Student Activity Fee.

Last spring, Dr. Wong requested a campus wellness committee be created on campus. Chair of Assembly Dani Thoune, who is also a member of the wellness committee, plans on meeting with Lenny Shible, health promotion specialist; Robin Rahoi, register dietarian at the Marketplace; and Brian Gaudreau, associate director of programming for intercollegiate and recreational sports.

The committee is currently researching what changes could be made to make NMU healthier for students. Dr. Wong also held a meeting to gather ideas and proposals for making campus healthier.

Abby Roche, professional studies representative, and Troy Morris, arts and sciences representative, discussed their meeting with Paul Duby, associate vice-president of institutional research, about the numbers of incoming freshmen.

According to Roche, their interest started when Chris Hoffman told the committee more freshmen had been admitted to NMU this year than any in its history.

“Troy and I thought, ‘If more freshmen have been admitted, what does that mean? Does it mean the application is too easy?’ We came up with all these ideas and made up a list of questions,” Roche said.

ASNMU president Justin Brugman was approved as Elections Committee Chairman, meaning he will not be able to run for any positions on ASNMU next year.