In a two-hour meeting Tuesday night, the 16th Undergraduate Senate briefly discussed a proposal to place the divestment resolution from last week’s revote on the spring ballot, so the student body could vote on the resolution.
In response to recent criticism towards the handling of sexual assault cases, a task force comprised of students and faculty had been created in order to reevaluate the University’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual assault and to foster a safer and more respectful campus community.
The greatest obstacles our nation faces today are its uninformed electorate and its tendency to allow others to do our research and thinking for us. After witnessing the ASSU Elections last week, I realized campus politics were the perfect case study for these same problems. If we truly want to see change in our country, we need to care enough to do our own research, verify the facts with multiple sources and vote intelligently.
Elizabeth Woodson ’15 and Logan Richard ’15 have been elected as the 2014-15 ASSU Executive with 66 percent of the vote after two rounds of balloting, beating out Lauren Miller ’15 and Geo Saba ’15.
Sixty-two slates have declared their intent to seek various elected offices within the ASSU through this year’s spring ballot. The deadline for declaring candidacies and gathering petition signatures passed Sunday evening.
The 15th Undergraduate Senate gathered on Tuesday evening to hold a substantive open forum on 8:30 a.m. class times and pass three bills, $20,193 in funding bills.
The 15th ASSU Undergraduate Senate concluded their fourth and final online meeting of the summer on Wednesday afternoon, passing three funding bills for the 2013-14 year that totaled $40,421.14.
The 15th ASSU Undergraduate Senate completed the third emergency online meeting of their short time in office on Friday afternoon, passing two student group funding bills for the 2013-14 fiscal year.