Ethan Castro

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By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

A collaborative effort between the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) and Residence Hall Association (RHA), the Food Advisory Board (FAB) functions as a direct connection between Illinois Tech Dining Services and the student body. FAB holds biweekly meetings with the management team of Illinois Tech Dining Services to discuss possible change that can be made to better satisfy the student body.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

If anything else, the music artist Taylor Swift is undeniably ubiquitous. One of the most commercially successful artists of modern times, Swift has certainly come a long way from teenage country music days. Her last released album, “1989”, was her first official pop album, fully embracing this new style. Now, after a very elusive and cryptic marketing campaign (containing many teases of snake motifs), Swift has officially announced her next album, “reputation,” due for release on November 10.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

Located on the third floor of the IIT Tower, at the southern edge of campus, is the Student Health and Wellness Center (SHWC). This department is the primary on campus medical service offered by the university, with a host of health, advocacy, and wellness programs available for the students. In addition to its regular services, the SHWC has also been pursuing a connection to the student body through a partnership with the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) known as the Student Health and Wellness Advisory Board (SHWAB).

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

In addition to translating student concerns into actionable projects, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) also exists to connect the student body to various campus departments. One such way it accomplishes this directive is through a recurring event, known as the Town Hall. An informal question-and-answer session, Town Hall forums give students a direct opportunity to meet and ask questions of various Illinois Tech administrative offices. The first Town Hall of the semester was held on Wednesday, August 30 during the student lunch hour (12:45 p.m.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, September 8th, 2017

On the night of Wednesday, August 30 in Stuart Building room 113, the Illinois Tech Student Government (SGA) held its first Senate Hearing of the semester. These biweekly meetings function as open forums where the elected leaders of the Illinois Tech student body gather to discuss their projects, events, and the approval of prospective student organizations.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Nestled in the obscure region of Chicago known as “the area surrounding the Willis Tower,” there exists a portion of the Illinois Institute of Technology that many undergraduate students on the Mies (Main) Campus may know nothing about. Officially known as the Downtown Campus, this ten-story building (located at 565 West Adam Street, between Jefferson and Clinton) houses the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Institute of Design, and Stuart School of Business.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, August 25th, 2017

Despite the unshakeable reputation that college students forgo fulfilling physiological needs (including eating) for the sake of passing academically, universities across the planet take all necessary precautions to ensure students have an easily available source of their basic sustenance, and the Illinois Institute of Technology is no different.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, August 25th, 2017

Although the office of Residence and Greek Life exists as the formal staffed institution directing all on-campus housing, there exists a student-led organization dedicated to advocating for students and addressing their concerns with housing and dining. This organization is known as the Residence Hall Association (RHA).

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Friday, August 25th, 2017

As the ashes settle from another finished first week of classes, the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) would like to welcome all new and returning students back to campus for the 2017-2018 academic year. For those unaware (or otherwise out of the information loop), SGA is the primary governing body of all Illinois Tech students. This body serves the student body as the primary liaison between them and the university’s administration.

By: 
Ethan Castro
Date: 
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Friday, April 21, in addition to being the university’s most esteemed holiday of IPRO Day, also saw the final meeting of the Illinois Tech Student Government Association (SGA) and Residence Hall Association (RHA) Food Advisory Board (FAB). FAB exists as an advocacy organization between the student body and Illinois Tech Dining Services in regards to the on-campus dining and catering options provided by the university’s Sodexo contractors.