The Arizona Desert Lamp

ASUA Senate Meeting XXIII

Posted in Campus, Politics by Evan Lisull on 12 March 2009

5-3.06  

No campaigning is allowed at any ASUA sponsored events not including Elections Commission sponsored events.  

Unless, of course, if you’re candidate (and Senator-elect) Eduardo Atjian, and you saunter in a few minutes late wearing your campaign shirt declaring, “VOTE ATJIAN.” You also get an exemption if you’re a sitting Senator, like Stephen Wallace, in which case you’re freely allowed to make the case for your candidacy to groups like Change for Change that present themselves before the Senate: “I’m currently running for reelection. . . if elected, I look forward to working with your organization.” This year, of course, the Elections Commission is helping; and so, while the memory of Rhonda Tubbs, who was punished after her supporters wore campaign paraphernalia to an ASUA Senate meeting, is but a vague recollection, I assure you that Messrs. Atjian and Wallace will face no retribution for their actions. 

The meeting itself was fairly uneventful:

– A chapter of Change for Change announced that they sought “a partnership” with ASUA, which we can hope means no more than another group soliciting funds from the Appropriations Board. 

– Committee reports have been essentially non-existent since their enactment in November 2008. Perhaps now is the time for the Senate to emulate their federal counterparts and enact a Committee on Committees

– “This Senate is going to make recommendations to the elections code to facilitate the process next year,” said Sen. Baker. This is good, but I really do wish that these sorts of issues had been taken into account back when the Senate approved the code last fall.

– The Collegiate Readership Program is inching ever closer to enactment. Sen. Fritze will soon present, along with Gannet representatives, offerings to placate the Daily Wildcat.

– President Bruce said something.

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  1. […] But since ASUA operates not by rule of law, but by rule of BIZARRO, Senator Yamaguchi, like his Code-violating colleague Senator Atjian, will escape with nothing more than a “tsk tsk” from President […]


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