The Arizona Desert Lamp

Apply for ASUA (no, really)

Posted in Campus, Politics by Evan Lisull on 9 April 2009

ASUA LogoWhen Facebook peppily announced the onslaught of the ASUA application process on Facebook, it was hard not to respond with cynicism, disgust, and an painful sense of ennui

However, the only place where the UA needs more opposition voices than on the Senate are the appointed positions. Much of ASUA’s power is concentrated in these appointees. The Senate largely does not have the power of the purse — the appointed Appropriations Board does. The Elections Commissioner is an appointee, as is the Treasurer – that’s a lot of power right there, and you don’t even need a burgeoning social endowment to become a serious finalist.

We can’t guarantee that you won’t get passed over for someone from the inside, or that your proposal to put the Student Services Fee to a vote will be taken kindly. But it’s also worth remembering that in spite of everything going for him, Dauphin Nagata failed to qualify as a full candidate – stranger things have happened. 

If you have the time, and are looking for something to do, why not shake things up a little? While debates about student government policy are nice in the media sphere, it would be nice to see someone who understands these disputes – that means you – bring such concerns directly to our ASUA overlords.

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