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UNF Students Relieved Over Legislative Compromise

12:02 AM, Feb 22, 2012   |    comments
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FLORIDA -- Many college students are breathing a sigh of relief after a compromise was reached on a controversial bill in the Florida legislature.

The bill was set to decide how students are represented in Tallahassee.    

 

 

One student from Florida state schools serves on the Board of Governors and as it stands, that student is elected by fellow students.

The proposed bill would have changed that so the Governor would appoint the student instead.

There was an outcry from students at UNF who feared the smaller universities would have less of a voice.

A compromise reached Tuesday will allow a council of students from each school to elect that representative.

"We now have to leave it to the student body presidents to decide how those people are elected and when the council will go in to place," said UNF Student President Matt Brockleman.

The details are still being worked out.

 

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