More than 100 student leaders from private colleges are getting together this weekend for a conference to discuss student activism, improving student government and advocating for private college education. Held at University of St. Thomas, the event has been organized by Minnesota Association of Private College Students — more on the organizers is posted here. Guests will include Hamline University President Fayneese Miller, Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Larry Pogemiller, Commissioner of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education.
College students are speaking up about state policy in other ways.
- By writing to their legislators: Campus events to help students get involved this way started at some member colleges in the fall; more are planned for this winter and spring. The focus is on what the State Grant program means for college students.
- By coming to the Capitol: Delegations of students from most private colleges will be coming to Saint Paul during the legislative session, to have meetings with their legislators.
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