A day after 19 former student body presidents endorsed Central Health’s Prop 1 to fund a UT-Austin medical school, the University’s student government unanimously passed a resolution supporting the proposition.
“This proposition will also allow the UT medical program to qualify for additional funding through a federal matching program,” they wrote. “A UT medical school will bolster the prestige of our alma mater.”
Student body president Thor Lund says the resolution is meant to show that current students are concerned with more than just their own campus experience.
“We’re thinking about the future of our university and the benefits for those who’ll come after us,” Lund says. “The medical school will increase UT’s research power. We hear a lot know about groundbreaking UT research in engineering, computing, and other fields—maybe this will lead to cures for cancer or other diseases.”
The resolution passed unanimously with more than 30 votes, Lund says. Read it below: