Petition to New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich city hall, Rhode Island State House
Keep the Animal Business Management Program Alive at NEIT College!
I am just finishing an Animal Business Management program at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI. I've been attending here for about two years now to achieve my associates degree as a future Business manager in the animal field. I am finally in my last quarter and was told that the program is shutting down and will not be offered to college students who would like to attend this program in the future. I find this extremely disappointing, because the value of the program can really benefit those who would like to consider this as a career someday. It offers a vast array of knowledge including the medical and business side of it. The professors who teach the program are real life veterinarians, certified vet technicians, marketers and business directors with years of experience in the field teaching their students a hands-on approach to develop into future leaders. It's important to have this program stay alive in the college because, unlike any other school the students are exposed to multiple facets of what they will actually expect in the field someday. This can include the student running a veterinary practice, owning their own business, working for a pharmaceutical company, getting more exposed to animal laws and changing them, and really so much more. The avenues of having careers in animal business management are endless! In today's world it's important to have a trained animal business manager, not just someone who graduated from a business management program alone without any prior animal knowledge in the field. Now college is expensive enough, why on earth would anyone want to take on two separate technical courses right? I say this because without this program, future students would need to take two separate programs in order to gain the knowledge that i was able to achieve within my two years with an associates degree. The animal business management program was a perfect cross of the two fields mixed. I took this program on because, i was not at all interested in being a certified vet technician. Instead, this program is perfect for every student who wants to run an animal business, work in a veterinary practice, or really anywhere in the field knowing they have learned what it takes to go out and make a real difference in the world. Please sign my petition today in helping me fight to keep this program alive at the New England Institute of Technology in East Greenwich, RI. I have learned so much and want others to experience how wonderful this program truly is! Thank you for your support today! Sincerely, Erika D. Ps...this program has not been advertised on the radio, newspaper, school newsletter, or television. This needed to change earlier on, which is why no one has heard much about the program to apply. NEIT is getting rid of the program, not giving it a fair chance! (All rights to the photo are my own)
Petition to Andrew Cuomo, NYCTA/MTA
Reduce MTA fare for all College students of New York City
Have you ever swiped your MetroCard and dreaded the words "insufficient funds"? Have you been forced to choose between purchasing a textbook, or a metro card to commute to school? If so, you are not alone. New York City Students are already concerned with the cost of living, work, food, tuition, books, due dates for projects and assignments, transportation should not be another stress factor. With an expected 4% increase in fares in 2019 and then again in 2021, it’s likely that students will soon be concerned with whether they can afford school at all. Help us take action and sign our petition which demands reduce fare for all New York City College students!!!
Petition to UCF SGA
Knights Matter, Period.
When signing, please be sure to use your Knights Email so that we can show SGA that all the signees are UCF students. If you have friends that are interested in this cause but attend a different school, please encourage them to reach out to email@example.com to learn how to start a petition at their school! Knights Matter, Period is a coalition of Premedical Students petitioning at UCF for free access to or reduced cost programs for menstrual products such as pads and tampons. This initiative is supported by the American Medical Women's Association Premedical Division as a branch of their Women Matter, Period task force. Tampons and pads are often seen as luxury items in today’s society. For those of us who menstruate, they are necessary. And yet, many people simply do not have access to these items. Some will use a pad or tampon for too long because they can’t afford buying more, causing medical difficulties. Several schools have successfully convinced their administration to offer free tampons and pads for students. A normal biological process should not impede the education of those who cannot afford such products or because there are not adequate supplies on campus. Free the Tampons Foundation has shown that the cost of providing free menstrual products for an entire year is just $4.67 per student. If not providing free products, campuses should at least offer an opt-in program where students can pay a one time fee each year allowing them access to these products with their school ID cards. To add on, there is such a large stigma around menstruation. Tampons and pads are seen as taboo items. Too many times have we all had someone respond in disgust to a wrapped, clean, tampon. These items are also heavily taxed in most states, while “medical necessities” such as dandruff shampoo or Viagra are tax-exempt. Some states are already passing bills to stop taxing these products and other legislation is being introduced in states like Wisconsin that demands menstruation products to be free in public restrooms. Tampons should be treated like toilet paper or free condoms. Let’s show those who menstruate that their needs and comfort matters.
Petition to Arcata City Council
Support more HSU student housing
The student housing market surrounding Humboldt State is incredibly deficient and we insist on new changes. There is 21% student housing insecurity, out of date living conditions, and demand for 818 more student housing units. Support more student housing options. Urge approval of the Village purpose-built student housing community.
Petition to Rita Cheng, Dr. Daniel L. Kain
Tell Northern Arizona University to Recognize Nick Acevedo at NAU Commencement!
On March 4, 2018 the unthinkable happened when Northern Arizona University senior, Nick Acevedo took his own life. Nick was struggling in the aftermath of a terrible incident of violence that impacted him deeply, as well as several NAU students. NAU policy permits Nick to receive a posthumous degree, because he earned his degree. But they have denied the very simple request of his parents, Karen and Steve Acevedo: To have their son's name read aloud at the commencement ceremony. What a simple request! What a wonderful opportunity for NAU to do something kind and unifying, to help bring comfort and healing to Nick's family and the NAU community who loved Nick and are deeply grieving his loss. What a wonderful way of acknowledging Nick's accomplishments. It would take 1.5 seconds to say his name: Nick Acevedo. This is something Nick earned. Had Nick not committed suicide a few weeks ago, he would have walked across the stage when his name was called, and accepted his diploma. But NAU President, Rita Cheng said no. Speaking on behalf of the president, Kimberly Ott, Assistant to the President for Executive Communications and Media Relations, had this to say as the reason why: "NAU does not present posthumous degrees at venues where other students are celebrating their own accomplishments, such as a commencement exercise" What? Mentioning a deceased student's name at the commencement ceremony will in some way detract from other students' celebrating their accomplishments? Instead, the school has offered to have a "private ceremony" for Nick's family—one that will not draw too much attention, or distract from the other students' celebration! By saying no to the simple request of reading Nick Acevedo's name aloud at the commencement ceremony, NAU is contributing to the stigma of suicide, and causing the Acevedo family and all of Nick's friends at NAU, unnecessary pain and grief. Read more about NAU's decision here: The Lumberjack: NAU will not posthumously recognize student at commencement Please sign this petition to tell NAU President, Rita Cheng to do the right thing: ***** READ NICK ACEVEDO'S NAME AT COMMENCEMENT ***** Other ways your voice can be heard: Rita Cheng, president: President@nau.edu Twitter: @NAUPresident Dr. Daniel L. Kain, provost: firstname.lastname@example.org Kimberly Ott, Assistant to the President for Executive Communications and Media Relations: Kimberly.Ott@nau.edu
Petition to Everyone, anyone, You, McDonald's, UT students, Austin Residents, West Campus, ut, University of Texas, UT Alumni, Fast food lovers
Bring McDonald's Back to West Campus
The original McDonald's used too stand tall on MLK. It's a place where UT students on a budget could afford a fast, price-minded, consistent breakfast, lunch, and dinner without the usual financial worries. The homeless community didn't have to worry then, about saving enough pocket change for a less-affordable option, like a burrito from Qdoba. It's been about a year now, and students, residents, and travelers are taking a toll. The original location was bought-out and will soon have a new apartment complex dancing on its grave-- a travesty. Please sign this petition if you are a like-minded individual who will find satisfaction in seeing a smile on a broke, young adult's face as they take a bite of a McFlurry, once more.
Petition to PrattMWP Residence Life, Shannon Hitchcock Schantz, Donna Moran, Joella Burt
PrattMWP Housing Concern
Recently, current freshmen at PrattMWP were informed that next year, many of the incoming students would get a majority of the housing typically reserved for sophomores. We also learned that the next incoming class will be larger, and as a result, the school will begin putting more students in dorm rooms. We, the class of PrattMWP 2019, ask this: We would like the number of sophomore rooms in the Plant and Cottage dormitories for this upcoming school year to be around the same number it was this year, not drastically less. We understand that there is a concern with the connection between freshman and sophomore students, but we believe that this change will not help. Many of the few freshmen living in Cottage and Plant do not feel closer to their sophomore students than those living in Hart do. Most friend groups are based upon who we have classes with, not who we're neighbors with. We're open to any other solutions to this concern. President of the programming board, Colette Bernard, is already planning events that will help freshmen and sophomores to get to know each other. If PrattMWP is going to increase class size and put more students in rooms, we would like the option of living off campus. It is unfair for us to be forced to pay more to live in a smaller, more cramped space than it would be for us to live on our own. Putting more people in rooms will make it harder for us to be productive, and it will make it easier for illnesses to spread. The majority of colleges allow students to live off campus, and we cannot think of a good reason why we should be denied this right. We also would like to address the fact that many maintenance issues we have reported are frequently ignored and can take up to months to be fixed, such as mold in Plant, broken washer and driers in all dorms, etc. As students who pay tuition, we deserve a safe and healthy environment, and we deserve the utilities covered in our housing fees. We hope that PrattMWP can acknowledge our concerns and reason a solution with us. Many of us enjoy attending school here and we would hate to lose that enjoyment.