This week in the news: senior investiture, parking fees, new student parking lot, students fundraise for marathon volunteers, among other stories

Check out the news section’s work in the May 3, 2013 online edition of The Gatepost‘s last issue of the 2012-2013 academic year.  Here are our most recent articles and their ledes:

“One week after the twin bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Class of 2013, friends, family, administrators and alumni gathered in DPAC for this year’s Senior Investiture ceremony.”

“Framingham State University resident student parking fees may decrease, while commuter fees increase and all students pay a new transportation fee, according to a preliminary draft of recommendations by the Student Transportation Advisory Team (STAT).”

“Administrators have purchased a property near campus in order to build a new student parking lot.”

“FSU students and people from the surrounding area have begun fundraisers to support those affected by the marathon bombings.”

“An unscientific survey of 200 seniors – approximately a quarter of the senior class – found that 74 percent of respondents rated their education at Framingham State as very good or excellent. The same percentage said they had found a mentor on the faculty.”

“A fight broke out among three male FSU students and three unidentified men outside Corinne Hall Towers early Friday morning, April 12, according to FSU’s External Relations Coordinator Daniel Magazu.”

“The men’s and women’s rugby teams were unable to host alumni games this year, upsetting many alumni.”

“In hopes of being selected for the top spot at Illinois State, FSU President Timothy Flanagan spoke at an open forum on the ISU campus Friday.”

“To make way for the Hemenway Hall science addition, a memorial garden planted in 1999 for Japanese FSU student Asako Mazawa is slated to be dug up and relocated this summer.”

“After her tragic death in 1997, FSU student Asako Mazawa made headlines for becoming a pioneer in organ donation for Japanese nationals.”

[Editor’s note: Angel Seto was elected the Karen A. McCarthy Support Staff of the Year in the SGA election April 10.]

[Editor’s note: David Baldwin, assistant dean of students was elected the Administrator of the Year in the SGA election April 10.]

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This week in the news: res hall fire, on-campus memorial removal change and FSU tuition and fees to increase, among other stories

Check out the news section’s work in the April 12 edition of The Gatepost.  Here are our most recent articles and their ledes:

The scene outside FSU’s North Hall, where a sixth-floor fire occurred on Friday, April 5.

“Almost all of the students displaced by a fire in North Hall on Friday were allowed to return to their rooms as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dan Magazu, FSU’s external relations coordinator, said.”

“Responding to a controversy two weeks ago, administrators say, in the future, they will be more communicative with students about the removal process for on-campus memorials placed around campus.”

“FSU plans to slow enrollment growth and student tuition and fees increases in 2014, Executive Vice President Dale Hamel told the Board of Trustees as a part of the FY2014 budget report.”

“The SGA election results for the 2013-14 academic year are in, and of the two contested races, Daniel Costello and Kevin Long were elected vice president and secretary, respectively.”

“President Timothy Flanagan said the administration is drafting a proposal for a multicultural center on campus that he will be bringing to the board for approval at its next meeting on May 14.”

“The Board of Higher Education (BHE) is pushing to be more involved in the Board of Trustees’ processes of selecting new university presidents and setting their compensations, according to Commissioner of Higher Education Richard M. Freeland.”

“On Tuesday, April 9, FSU’s Black Student Union came before SGA to request $3,601.96 in SGA unallocated funds for its Culture Show After Party.”

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Opinion Editor Sam Rawson’s article “NEASC to re-accredit FSU in 2014” was also published in the April 12 edition of The Gatepost, but it appears that only a portion of the article was posted on The Gatepost‘s website.  Check the website for updates.

The above photo was taken by The Gatepost‘s Photo Editor Allie Card for The Gatepost.