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OMG: How am I supposed to get a refund on my WPIRG fee if they no longer exist in the SLC? Student accounts better have an explanation...

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  1. Contact UW Finance for an answer. Also e-mail the Feds President, she can bring it up with UW Administration directly (since she meets with them fairly often).

    Though you could also e-mail the Feds VPED, since student ancillary fees are *technically* part of his portfolio. But either one of them will be really helpful for you.

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  2. Or you could probably just ask wpirg, theyll probably have a new office space or a booth

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  3. Now that they aren't a Feds tenant anymore, the Feds President should call a referendum on the WPIRG Fee. Hell, call it on all student ancillary fees - WPIRG, Imprint, the Health & Dental Plan... just not the bus pass since we just voted on it.

    Our student union is supposed to advocate to the University on our behalf regarding fees - how can they do that if they don't know which fees we actually want to pay?

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    1. There was a referendum last year, actually. It was very controversial- students overwhelmingly came out to support it and some political groups on campus were insulting the campus Left for, I don't know, doing our jobs better than them or whatever.

      I actually think that given that, WPIRG being kicked out of the SLC is a pretty big affront to student rights.

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    2. 3a that's patently false. The last time Feds held a referendum on WPIRG was 10 years ago. I've been on this campus for 5 years now, am actively involved in my student society, Feds, and a variety of other activities, and did not see a single piece of info about a WPIRG referendum.

      UNLESS what you're referring to was the motion made at the last Feds Annual General Meeting to hold a referendum on the WPIRG Fee, which failed for a variety of reasons - mainly the motion being amended into a form which was literally illegal. But that was just a REQUEST to hold a referendum - not an actual referendum itself.

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    3. 3.b, yeah they were probably refering to the motion to hold a referedum, and its worth noting that amending the motion to something illegal was actual caused by miscommunication and was quickly rectified. 3a's point still remains - it was the second largest attended feds meeting in history, with overwhelming support by students for wpirg. The request to hold a referendum was obviously not an entire referendum. A real one could possibly happen, but the point is that there are a lot of students who support and participate in wpirg like any other school group, and thus they should probably belong in the student center like (and this might not be true but it should be this way) every school group should.

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  4. wpirg has a new office space in E5, just email them.
    and it's not even $5 - they gave me an agenda worth more than that last year. no ads, it was great

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    1. 4, the cup of coffee I could buy with that fee refund is worth far more to me an any agenda.

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