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KSU prepares to go to the polls on new athletics fee

The KSU is holding a referendum to determine its position on a proposed new student fee. King’s students will be able to vote for or against a new athletics fee.

The King’s Students’ Union (KSU) is holding a referendum to determine its position on a proposed new student fee. King’s students will be able to vote for or against a new athletics fee. The $180 fee would not come into effect until a new facility was completed by Dalhousie, probably in 2015/2016. The new fee would bring athletics fees up to $439.56 per student, per year. King’s students would have access to the new facility, which the KSU says is envisioned “like a GoodLife facility.”
If the board decides not to introduce the fee, King’s students will still be able to use the Dalplex, and will be able to buy a membership to the new facility for an estimated $400 – $500.
The King’s Board of Governors will ultimately make the decision, and is not bound to the results of the vote. It will make its decision Nov. 29.
The KSU has published an information sheet about the referendum (PDF).
There will be “for” and “against” voices at tonight’s town hall, and King’s administration as well as KSU executive members will be on hand to answer questions, says an email KSU president Nick Stark sent out today.
Town Hall: Tonight, Nov. 26, 7 p.m., KTS Lecture Hall in the NAB. If you can’t make it, @KingsWatch will have live coverage.
Vote: Students can vote on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and Wednesday, Nov. 28, outside Prince Hall.
The Watch will be bringing you full coverage of the referendum. Stay tuned!

By David J. Shuman

David is a second-year journalism student at King's, is engagement/news editor of The Watch, and a copy editor of The Pigeon. He writes on student politics, campus happenings, and school news. 

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