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SENATE RECAP: COLSON’S FINAL REMARKS, MANORS UPDATE

The Wartburg Student Senate met again on Thursday, March 17. The meeting was highlighted by President Colson coming to speak to the Senate for the last time before his retirement at the end of the academic year.

The Wartburg Student Senate met again on Thursday, March 17. The meeting was highlighted by President Colson coming to speak to the Senate for the last time before his retirement at the end of the academic year. He started his remarks by thanking the student body for their patience over the last few years with all the health measures for COVID-19. He said he was proud of Wartburg students for stepping up caring for their fellow students and staff. 

President Colson also took some time to thank the athletic teams and other groups on campus for their work to promote diversity and inclusion on Wartburg’s campus. He said he knows the work is not done, but is proud nonetheless with the progress so far.  

Finally, he talked about the time of transition that Wartburg is currently entering. With a new dean of students, head of spiritual life and president coming next year, Colson said he’s confident that the campus will not only survive, but thrive. He talked about the Wartburg spirit and how that thrives even through transition. He thanked the Senate and student body one last time before he finished. 

Later on in the meeting, the tentative plan for the renovation behind the Manors was revealed. A fire pit, some benches and hammock stands are in the works. That renovation is set to begin soon. 

Riverview Center will be visiting senate next week for a sexual assault dialogue and members of the student body are welcome to join in on the conversation.  

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