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Thursday, May 23, 2024

Senators celebrated Student Body President Ashton Charles at their Tuesday night meeting for her efforts to postpone the implementation of block tuition.

As president, Charles has a seat on the Board of Trustees, which met Dec. 10 to evaluate a proposal for block tuition.

“I was the only person to vote in opposition of block tuition,” Charles said.

While the proposal was not overturned, Charles’ presentation was enough to postpone the implementation of the policy by at least one more year.

Senate President Ben Meyers commended Charles for her presentation, calling the delay “no small victory.”

In the meeting, Senators also voted unanimously to supply $1,300 of funding to Doctors Without Borders, an international organization that helps provide medical aid to about 60 countries. UF’s chapter plans to organize a 5K and invite a guest speaker to promote awareness of world health issues.

Student Sen. Micah Lewis read a resolution honoring fallen Gators Jacob Snyder, Saleha Huuda and Devon Richbell, followed by a moment of silence.

A second resolution in specific recognition of Saleha Huuda, whose death is being investigated as a homicide, chronicled her life and community involvement, including her work with the Fort Clarke Middle School cheerleaders and at The Village assisted living community.

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