Atwood referendum fails
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Students have defeated a proposed $15 million renovation of their Atwood Memorial Center student union, according to Student Government officials who supervised the Nov. 14-16 referendum.
An additional $4.20 a credit, up to 12 credits, for as long as 20 years, was denied by a vote of 943-729.
The fee increase would have funded upgrades such as a large, glass-enclosed gathering space, 300-seat multi-use theater, multi-use space on the main floor and a reception area south of the Ballroom.
In 2010, students defeated a $45 million Atwood renovation proposal 1,088 votes to 623.
Here's how other measures on the Student Government fall ballot fared:
Earning seats in the Student Government Senate were Tiffanie Walentiny (Sauk Rapids), Andrew Beckmann (Waseca), Sarah Miles (Richfield), Abdoul Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso), Kyle Warner (Onalaska, Wisc.), Randall Olson (Coon Rapids), Ashli Gerdes (St. Cloud) and Tyla Hughes (Monticello).
Officials said 1,723 votes were cast. Fall enrollment is 17,231.