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USG to vote on possible increased student tech fee next meeting, swears in new senator

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USG to vote on possible increased student tech fee next meeting, swears in new senator

Trey Hentis, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, listens during an undergraduate student government meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, inside the Student Center. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)

Trey Hentis, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, listens during an undergraduate student government meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, inside the Student Center. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)

Trey Hentis, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, listens during an undergraduate student government meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, inside the Student Center. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)

Trey Hentis, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, listens during an undergraduate student government meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, inside the Student Center. (Isabel Miller | @IsabelMillerDE)

By Austin Phelps, Staff Reporter

The vote on the $3 student increase to the student technology fee will be voted on by USG at the next meeting on Nov. 13, Paxton Morse, the vice president of USG, said.

At the previous USG meeting University Interim Chief Information Officer Scott Bridges proposed a $3 raise to the student information technology fee.

Bridges said the fee increase would predominantly go toward new costs. This would bring the fee to $10 per credit hour.

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Students at the university currently pay $7 per credit hour. It is a part of the $117 per credit hour general fee structure.

(See more: University CIO proposes $3 raise to student IT fee, tuition fee not increasing next academic year)

Trey Hentis, a senior studying mechanical engineering, was sworn in as a new Senator for USG. He is a representative for the engineering department.

The Blockchain Economics club is a new RSO on campus and was approved by USG.

Lazar Kuzmanov, a senior studying business economics and speaker for the RSO, said the group’s intent is to offer practical solutions to socio-economic problems.

“I’m sure of some of you may heard of bitcoin, I want to focus on the underlying technology behind that,” Kuzmanov said.

Staff reporter Austin Phelps can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @austinphelps96.

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