They plan to be successful in their lobbying campaign by reaching out to the legislature and making sure they commit money to the university, while also working with the regents and the current administration.
Reducing the cost of college doesn’t stop at tuition — Cam and Nidhi also plan to work with different departments, professors and different colleges to keep other aspects of college, such as the cost of textbooks, down.
For example, they plan on increasing funding to Boynton to reduce wait times.
They also plan to raise awareness on mental health issues and the resources that are available to students, and they plan on doing this continuously by ensuring that programs and resources last.
“Lobbying is essentially communicating with people and telling them why they should care.
We’re going to make sure we do a really good job of that.” Nidhi said.
She has had several internships with governors, representatives and senators.
They plan to model de-stress after health advocates.
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This position familiarized him with all of the resources on campus and how they interact with the University at large, and this knowledge pertains a great deal to how he plans to utilize and better the University of Minnesota’s resources.
Not only does Cam possess a great deal of experience, he possesses several personality traits that qualify him for the President of MSA position and all that it entails.
“And we don’t feel like enough is being done about that right now.” Cam explained that it currently costs less for him to go to the U of M than it would for him to go in-state (Virginia), and that can highly influence out of state students’ decision to attend college here.