Borough Council Student Member Vote Tonight

Tonight, at 7:30 p.m., the State College Borough Council will hold a meeting to vote on introducing a non-voting student representative seat on the Council.

“This seat will allow students to see visibly that they are stakeholders in a community that is occupied by mostly students,” says Christian Ragland, President of the University Park Undergraduate Association.

The approval of this measure would be an historic event for Penn State students. Especially with some of the recent tension between town and gown (remember the Nuisance Gathering Ordinance kerfuffle?), “having a formal voice within the State College community,” as Ragland puts it, would be an immense help for actual communication between the two. If he gets his foot in the door tomorrow, Ragland hopes to maybe develop this seat into a voting position on the Council.

So, come down and show your support; we, as students, really need this seat. To reiterate, the meeting is tonight, at 7:30 p.m., in room 304 of the State College Municipal Building, 243 S. Allen St.

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Dan McCool

Dan is a senior and has been writing for Onward State since January 2010. Did you miss him? Nah, neither did we. He's returning after a semester abroad in England and will be serving as Arts Editor. Favorite things in life include references to The Big Lebowski.


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