The members of the 13th Undergraduate Senate took office on Tuesday night and made their first decision by electing Senators Rafael Vasquez ’12 and Dan Ashton ’14 to the posts of Senate chair and deputy chair, respectively. The transition, however, did not come without its share of controversy.
A bill passed by the ASSU Undergraduate Senate on Tuesday night will restrict the amount of money that can be used to campaign in class president elections, setting the cap at $400 per slate. The legislation is a scaled-down version of a bill presented last week, which previously included a $100 spending limit in Senate races.
One hundred students, hailing from 26 different universities, arrived on the Farm on Thursday to attend a four-day entrepreneurship conference.
Last fall, ASSU President Angelina Cardona ’11 received an offer from an Internet start-up that promised financial incentives in exchange for promotional work. The company, Jobbook.com, is an online job-listing site launched by Montreal lawyer Jean de Brabant.
Initial plans to demolish Meyer Library by 2012 may be postponed for up to three more years. The University is exploring the possibility of moving the contents of the library into the Graduate School of Business (GSB) South Building in the meantime.
Hecker provided a brief history of the diplomatic relations between the two countries, and described his most recent trip to North Korea, which received significant media attention last November when he returned with news that the country had built a state-of-the-art uranium enrichment facility.
According to several financial managers, Row residents are no longer refunded their houses’ unspent social and board dues. A changed Residential Education policy requires that houses deposit their budget surpluses in restricted-use accounts called “Capital Reserve Funds” (CRF).