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Senate does not pass divestment resolution

In a four hour long meeting on Tuesday night, the 16th Undergraduate Senate failed to pass a resolution that called on the University to divest from corporations identified as complicit in human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine.

Nine members of Senate voted in favor of the resolution; five members opposed and one abstained from voting. The resolution needed a two-thirds majority to pass. However, with the one abstention, the nine yes votes represented only 64 percent of the 14 votes cast.

Senate denies bill to hold funding election

After successfully overriding the ASSU executives’ veto over the weekend, the Undergraduate Senate met Tuesday night to discuss, among other things, the possibility of holding a special election to address funding issues.

Despite ratifying the bill allowing the Senate to use up to $150,000 from Special Fees reserves to supplement the General Fee, a few of the senators felt the need to loosen the belt on their tight budget.