On Tuesday night, the House of Student Representatives passed a bill allowing candidates to run for up to two House representative positions during elections if they meet qualifications. Lizzy Caudill, co-author of the bill, said the bill closed loopholes in the Student Body Code.
While the House did well to close the loopholes, the new bill may not be the solution for those problems for at least a couple of reasons.
School administrators and a group of 24 students are in Austin today to talk to the state legislature about the importance of the Texas Equalization Grant to private university students.
Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid Mike Scott said the current state budget would cut the program's funding by 41 percent, limit the grant only to renewals and would not grant any assistance to incoming students for the 2011-12 school year.