student union


Definition of student union

: a building on a college campus that is devoted to student activities and that usually contains lounges, auditoriums, offices, and game rooms

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In Berkeley, black-clad protesters wearing masks threw Molotov cocktails and smashed windows at the student union center where the Yiannopoulos event was to be held. Jessica Suerth And Leah Asmelash, CNN, "What you need to know about Antifa," 2 July 2019 In contrast, the incentive for a graduate student union would be to push for higher wages, given that the other university investments are less visible and hard to monitor. Tyler Cowen, Twin Cities, "Tyler Cowen: Keep unions away from graduate students at private universities," 17 June 2019 As The Economist went to press, a deadline passed for the government to respond to demands made by student unions. The Economist, "A policy U-turn puts Hong Kong’s leader in a precarious position," 20 June 2019 Nearly a year after Portland State University public safety officers shot and killed a man near campus, PSU’s student union will attend a board of trustees meeting Thursday to urge the board to disarm campus public safety officers., "PSU student union plans to discuss disarming campus police officers at Thursday board meeting," 19 June 2019 During this year’s anniversary, several student unions decided to revive a forum on the future of Hong Kong instead of participating in the yearly vigil. Laignee Barron / Hong Kong, Time, "30 Years Later, Hong Kong Still Harbors the Spirit of Tiananmen," 4 June 2019 The campus has four pods set up in its student union for students to use. Brittany Meiling, The Seattle Times, "Would you rent a bed by the hour? ‘Napping pod’ startup targets exhausted workers, students," 12 Dec. 2018 Loggins, a classmate at Galileo High, recalls an outspoken, stubborn girl active in school politics and the black student union who was itching to improve the system. Washington Post, "New San Francisco mayor went from the projects to City Hall," 14 June 2018 The student union at Ryerson University in Toronto has received wireless headphones, vibrators, dildos and other random objects, since October, CBC said. Crystal Hill, kansascity, "Woman received sex toys and other unwanted Amazon packages. She’s not the only one," 15 Feb. 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of student union

: a building at a college or university that is used for students' social activities
British : an association of students at a college or university

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