United 7

A person who went through this training in the past told me it was going to change my life. Naturally, I was skeptical. The idea my life could be changed in just two days seemed unfathomable. Long story, short: I was wrong. Don’t rush to conclusions though, I’m still me, I’m just becoming a better version of me. I’m leveling up...

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Lexi Byler
Signing on to the Importance of the Pell Grant

Students United signed on to a letter with over 70 other organizations. The letter detailed the importance of the Pell Grant to the students who are currently receiving it and as a tool to make higher education more accessible. The letter is addressed to Senators Roy Blunt and Patty Murray, who are respectively the Chairman and ranking member...

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Aly Hagglund
Meet our New Director of Equity & Inclusion Abeer Syedah

It is with excitement and honor that I write this introductory blog as Students United’s first Director of Equity and Inclusion! This role is nothing short of a dream job as I am given the incredible opportunity to continue on my journey to serve students in higher education with a critical focus on diversity, inclusion, and equity...

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Aly Hagglund
One Board Four Objectives

Last Saturday was the first meeting date of the 2017-2018 board. I was tremendously pleased to see that all seven board directors were in attendance. The meeting was productive and lasted several hours...

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Aly Hagglund
New Board, New Beginnings

I’m the type of person who naturally has an abundance of energy. I love adventures, spontaneity, and being around people. The amount of energy I had for this board meeting was unprecedented. Although my term started in July, there was something about the first board meeting that really fired me up for the upcoming year...

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Aly Hagglund
It's Still HOT Outside

It's my favorite time of year: School is back in session, fairs and festivals are everywhere, and it’s still HOT outside. This time of year also means the Campus Organizing Interns are frantically getting ready for a big year. In August and September, you can expect to see the Campus Organizing Interns and their Committee Members building...

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Aly Hagglund
Strategic Plan: Process Improvements

Process improvements for the organization range from how students are involved with the issue campaign selection to making the most effective Delegates Assembly possible for students. Process improvements has the second highest number of objectives, as it spans into many areas of the organization's work....

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Aly Hagglund
Penny Fellowship Recipient Ben Reimler's Washington D.C. Experience

This summer, thanks to the Timothy J. Penny Federal Public Service Fellowship, I interned for Congressman Ron Kind’s Washington, D.C., office.  As a result, I was afforded many unique opportunities.  I had the honor to meet Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, lead tours on the Speaker’s Balcony, write a floor speech for the official Congressional Record...

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Aly Hagglund