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Old 05-27-2015, 02:52 AM
 
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Given the success in Ames, Iowa of having a student on city council there, Morgantown is exploring the possibility of doing the same thing by adding a member of the WVU student body to the city council with no vote, but who has all other rights and responsibilities of council membership. The idea is to encourage collaboration between the city and the student body, and to give the students, who comprise nearly half the city's population most of the year, a voice in city matters.

TheDPost.com - WVU student on City Council debated
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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I like this idea.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:41 AM
 
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I haven't thought it through but yeah, on initial impression it sounds like it might be a good idea.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV (Native Texan)
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at first it seems like an asinine idea....but honestly, maybe thats just what Morgantown needs......somethin and someone who thinks a lil differently.....
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Old 06-01-2015, 09:00 PM
 
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Somebody to provide another perspective on things. The students are a huge part of our local culture. They should have a voice, and also a representative who listens to and is sensitive to local issues. It has the potential to be a win-win.
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:33 AM
 
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My initial, gut feeling was this was a bad idea. I figured it would further perpetuate the idea that Morgantown is and will always be just a college town and that Council couldn't run the City without even more influence from WVU. But the more I think about it, I like having another voice, even ex officio, on Council. There are many issues students and the University deal with that some Council members may know about but aren't really affected by them. This could grow the Town and Gown relationship and hopefully create some harmony between the City and University (which we all know isn't always there).
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