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Suspense at Student Council
by Jeremy Levine
In an unexpected turn of events, a number of student organizations requested funds this week. VOX got $700 for their “Morning After Party,” Women’s Lacrosse got $2500 to hire a coach, and Salsa Encendida received $460 dollars to buy speakers.
Faithful readers may recall that last week, ONE Campus Challenge’s request for money to screen “The Carrier” was postponed until this week. The group got $300 for the rights to screen the film this time around.
Final notification for audits for organizations are being sent out this week by the finance committee, and a proposal is being drawn up so that Student Council can be audited as well.
The info desk is going to set up a system so that they can be reached by phone if a student was abandoned by the mall shuttle. Furthermore, the open forum with UP about off-campus safety is going to take place next week in the AC. There will also be a trial session later this month to see if keeping the library open until 1 a.m. will be feasible.
The saga of the cumulative surplus, the extra $70,000, continued this week. Typically, the Executive Board has complete control over the cumulative surplus, so the recommended allocations would be made by our elected leaders.
However, a conflict of interest arose because two of the members of the Executive Board were directly involved in different projects that were applying for some of the money.
Those two members were removed from voting, and two members of the judiciary committee are being appointed to fill their place. A third member of judiciary will be present as an observer, to ensure fair play on all sides.
The exciting conclusion to this monetary adventure will take place next week. The meeting will follow a nine-step plan. First, President Lisa Johnson presents the Recommendation Committee’s proposal to the council. Then groups will have three minutes to present their applications, followed by a ten minute question and answer session.
Following that, council will take a fifteen minute recess to develop counter-packages to the Recommendation Committee’s proposal, which will then be debated. During this debate, straw polls will be conducted to see how popular various packages are. Consensus will be reached, allocations will be recommended formally by the President, and then the recommendations will be approved.