Senior economics major and Student Government Association president Noah Carville said that the association had been contemplating how to address the price of textbooks for a while.
“Textbooks are too expensive. In May we were contacted by these guys; at that point I had won the election, and we started saying this was something we wanted to work on,” Carville said. “I think we formally proposed it to the administration in July and we’ve been working with them since.”
Trying to give students a voice in where their hundreds of thousands of dollars end up, the Student Government Association (SGA) will make their annual budget priorities survey live next week. Aimed at giving students a direct line to the administration, the survey exists to rank student priorities and evaluate interest in potential initiatives.
“This is the most important survey of the year, as it is a direct line for students to tell the administration how to spend their money,” SGA President Noah Carville said. “More specifically than that, are we spending enough money on certain things, or do we need to be spending more money on other things?”