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President Vaidya says we must tackle economic disparity

Since the birth of academia, higher education has been a gateway to opportunity. With a little hard work, some passion and vision for the future, American’s could live a happy and secure life if they put in the effort to obtain their degree. However, those times seem to be on a steep decline. A recent study from the American Association for the Advancement of Science shows upward mobility going in reverse, meaning it’s tougher for kids to do better than their parents financially. The graph above shows upward mobility in the 1940’s was at 90 percent but is now down to 50 percent as of 1984, creating a large split in the achievement gap. Researchers are finding these high levels of disparity are occurring for two reasons, the lack of increase in GDP and higher levels of income inequality. St. Cloud State University Interim President Ashish Vaidya says this is “the… Keep Reading


How DACA affects St. Cloud State students

  On Tuesday, Sept. 5 President Donald Trump released that he’s putting an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA by March 2018 if Congress does not come up with a new immigration plan. The Obama-era policy was established five years ago as a way to protect undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children. It’s for people who arrived to America before 2007 under the age of 16 with no criminal background and it permitted them to legally live and work in the U.S. for renewable two-year spans. The effects of this issue are hitting close to home here at St. Cloud State University, with a minority of the students currently a part of the repealed DACA program. Associate Vice President of the Center for International Studies and Multicultural Student Services Shahzad Ahmad said that the university will stand behind those… Keep Reading


Professor’s petition attempts to retain school diversity

On the banks of the Mississippi, tucked behind a plethora of trees lies the 51 building, one of the oldest and smallest buildings on campus, but despite its size, there’s potential for some big changes. Christopher Lehman, a professor in the department of Ethnic Studies is on the forefront of a petition to change the name of the 51 building to Webster Hall. Webster, being the surname of the first African American woman to graduate from St. Cloud State University back in 1909. Lehman said he’s been pushing for action as early as last year. “I had wanted last year for the building to be renamed after a famous person in St. Cloud, and particularly a person of color,” Lehman explained. If the building did go under a name change, it would be the first to be named after a non-white person. Lehman made an attempt before to name the… Keep Reading


International Faces: Three students share their experience on campus

It’s the start of a brand new year for the Huskies at home and abroad. This week, we shined a spotlight on three international students from three different countries about their time at SCSU and for some, their journey stops at the end of this semester.     XinHao (Amy) Tao is from China. She’s majoring in finance and has been in the U.S. for over one year. She said her time at SCSU has been good overall. Tao also came with a cohort of 70 students as part of a program. She said studying abroad is “so cool, it’s really cool,” but sometimes she misses home and especially misses the food from there. Tao also mentions studying abroad. “You meet many new people and different faces, different opinions and different ideas.” She has visited a couple of other states in the U.S. such as New York City and Seattle.… Keep Reading

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New school year, new stress: learning to cope with life’s changes

With each new stage of life we enter, we experience many new things. Unfortunately, amongst that list are new kinds of stress. The first days, weeks, and sometimes even months of a student’s transition into college can be some of the most challenging and exhausting times in their life. No family to go home to at the end of the day, a completely new routine, financial stress, and much more can all contribute to students feeling overwhelmed. Finding ways to cope with stress can be more than upsetting and, at times, even seem impossible. For many, the struggles that accompany these kinds of changes in life are inevitable. But help is always within reach as long as you know how to address it and look for assistance in the right places. Holly Schuck, Associate Director of Advising and Student Transitions at St. Cloud State, says poor time management can cause… Keep Reading


Eastman Hall granted approval for renovation

Eastman Hall will soon be getting a facelift and will become a student health facility with the help of an $18.5 million bond from the state legislature. While the bond money for the project was approved in the last legislative session, the bill from the state was originally denied earlier in 2017, causing a delay until recently with more push from the university. “We have been approved by the Legislature this past summer for funding and they are hoping to begin some internal demolition [soon],” Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), John Eggers, Ph.D. said. CAPS, currently located in Stewart Hall, is among the many student health services that will be relocating to Eastman Hall upon completion of the refurbishment. Other SCSU organizations moving over to Eastman include Student Health Services, UChoose and Recovery Community. Construction on the building is tentatively set to begin in January 2018 and SCSU… Keep Reading


Small Towns see Big Success with Disc Golf

This summer the Chronicle has highlighted disc golf courses in St. Cloud and its surrounding cities. The expansion and success of the sport is further provided by disc golf’s popularity in smaller towns to the south and west of St. Cloud. Full size 18-hole courses can be found in a short drive to Clearwater, St. Augusta, and St. Joseph. Similar to St. Cloud, all of these courses are free to play and open to the public. Unlike many of the courses in larger cities, rural courses are often more wooded, and thus require greater skill. Bug spray is also recommended. For players looking for a challenge, Clearwater’s Sportsman’s Hill Disc Golf Course provides a must play experience. A variety of wooded shots, often featuring elevation changes, prove quite difficult for a course set to pro par (meaning all holes are par 3). Another surprise for players coming to Sportsman’s Hill… Keep Reading


MnDOT installs signs for EV Charging stations on I-94

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Travelers on Interstate 94 heading north of St. Cloud will now see, “Electric Vehicle Charging Stations” signs along the highway to communicate the network of public, fast-charging EV stations for electric vehicles nearby. The signs of the extended network of charging stations will continue to grow and is part of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) being implemented. “MnDOT is excited to be a partner to promote and educate the public about zero emissions and the electric vehicle charging infrastructure,” said Charlie Zelle, Minnesota Department of Transportation commissioner. “We believe that alternate fuels and electric vehicles will be an important part of the future of transportation and can support progress towards the state’s GHG reduction targets” The Federal Highway Administration selected I-94 from Port Huron, Mich., to the Minnesota/North Dakota border as one of 55 appointed routes in 2016 to advocate for alternative fuels and help drivers… Keep Reading


Changes to SCSU student constitution approved

In March, St. Cloud State University held its spring Student Government election which led to a presidential victory by Jack O’Neil-Como and his running mate Kayla Shelley. But the election also gave voters the opportunity to voice their opinions on changes the Student Constitution Committee was seeking for the Student Constitution. The Student Constitution is a document outlining the basis of Student Government with topics ranging from the organization’s structure to a broad outlining of what power they can utilize. Changes have not been made to the Constitution since the Fall 2010 election, which has made the ability to edit the document a challenge. “Until this election, the last time we received enough votes to even make an amendment was Fall Semester of 2011,” said Constitution Committee Chair Devin Smith. For the Constitution to be amended, it’s required that 8 percent of the SCSU student body votes in the general election… Keep Reading

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