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LIVE at Senate 10/17/12

So, the live blogging issue has been fixed. The shit hits the fan at 7:00 p.m.

18.04

I believe this has a 15 second refresh rate.

18.07

Intros and favorite Nic Cage movie.

I think I just want Con Air  tatted on my forehead.

Agenda approved. Announcements.

18.10

This WordPress Live Blogging plugin is clunky.

Hedlund promotes The Resistance, published by Insurgent. *Guffaw!

18.10

I’ve read it and it’s horrible.

18.10

Public forum time…

18.12

Josh Bueller: Big Ideas

18.14

Big Ideas: free nicotine patches (40ish patients this fall have come to pick up)

Free STD testing: chlamydia can’t be tested for in walk-ins, Needham knocks.

18.16

Josh Bueller working on the grant given by ASUO with focus on the tobacco prevention, but not STFU, Bowman knocks

18.19

More public forum: ASUO woman talking about programs and special requests (boring ASUO stuff), announces a diversity-promoting event tomorrow in the Ballroom at 5pm. Disability Awareness speaker to come this spring!

18.20

Treasurer Allison: Surplus

Significantly less than expected. We need to figure priorities and be extra cautious with all special requests.

18.21

80,000 less than last year in surplus

18.23

Special Request from Oregon Review of International Law. They want to host an event commemorating war victims.

18.25

Requesting because of low funds, “first time we’ve come to request extra”

Catering: ,256.75

 

Speaker lodging: 9.75

Miscellaneous: ,105.00

18.31

Woops, clarification:

Catering: 2,256.75 | Lodging: 229.75 | Misc: 1,105.00

Total: ,951.50

18.35

Mabuya moves to approve all three budgets to be funded by surplus.  Bacon asks about the over-realized funds or something.

18.36

Chair Matt wiggles his eyebrows suggestively as it moves to a vote to fund ORIL event. Lamar Wise just walked in.

18.37

Motion passes. Event starts at 8:30 a.m. on Friday.

18.38

Special Request by GLOSS: conference registration fee of 5

18.40

Conference is in Canada. No travel funding requested. GLOSS representative lists other expenses associated with conference, estimates costs at over ,000

18.42

Ben says it’s straight forward, moves to fund. Seconded by Steiner.

18.43

Ays by acclamation have it: GLOSS  to present study findings in Montreal.

18.45

Special Request by International Student Association to reallocate funds from Food line to General Spending for a Halloween dance. Steiner, on the edge of his seat, asks for the date of the dance and the phone number of the ISA representative.

18.46

Ays by acclamation have it, motion passes to move 0

18.48

Confirmations: Nick McCain interviewed someone for the open EMU board seat on Senate.

18.50

Potential EMU Board guy Aaron Rourke says his skills include listening, learning and adapting.

18.50

Rolling vote: lots of ays

18.52

New EMU Board seat filled by Aaron Rourke

18.53

Wise stays standing up in front to introduce potential seat #17 Chase Salazar

18.55

This gives me barely enough time to poke fun at people. Probably a good thing, Bowman was just talking. Ooh and Wise now joins us.

18.56

Wise: What if those giving you deciding power don’t like the decision?

Salazar: That’s a situational question.

Zing!

18.57

What is YOUR definition of viewpoint neutrality?

* Guffaw

Seems like there should be one and only one definition of such a concept.

18.58

Surprise surprise he says viewpoint neutrality means holding back your own opinions and looking at things as objectively as possible.

18.59

Rourke wants to shorten time it takes for new student programs to be recognized by ASUO. Senators like this.

19.01

Bacon: What is something that you put on your paper app that I would have read and been like “oh yeah ok”

whatever the fuck that means.

Rourke talks about qualifications, including some frat stuff

19.04

Bacon: What will you do to reach out to your constituency?

Rourke: Science majors don’t come into ASUO, they are concerned with research and other things [the finer things]

Nick Ekblad: There’s constituency in ASUO? Who’da thunk it?!

Miyamoto: I am in your constituency and I will hold you to that! *wiggles eyebrows again

 

19.05

The “ay”s have it. I enjoy how deliberate they are up until the vote.

19.05

 

It’s like counting sheep jumping over a fence in here. Falling asleep. 5 minute recess.

19.09

“Shitty keyboard” clarifications:

total funds given to ORIL: ,591.50

GLOSS estimated funds: over ,000

19.10

“Shitty keyboard” clarifications:

total funds given to ORIL: 3,591.50 dollars

GLOSS estimated funds: over 1,000 dollars

19.12

Technical problems. Live blogging tool can’t handle my dollar signs followed by arabic numerals, apparently. Shit is getting crazy in here.

Oh and recess is over. Stuttering and motioning and seconding about something “Friendly Ammendments”

19.14

Motion to approve ability to retract motions. Ah, the old Native-American-giving conflict. Hedlund no likey.

19.17

Ewing disagrees with the disagreement of the motion. Says if original motioner wants to retract, the senator who seconded it can simply make the motion his or herself. Others don’t understand or don’t care. Silence. Ewing takes it back.

19.21

Discussion of the language of the ammendment. Mabuya changing language now. Steiner says it’s more clear now. Ewing seconded first language, so is not in agreement with old language. First ammendment voted down by unanimous nays

19.22

What a shit show. You all are lucky to have missed that. New language is passed. Standing rules approved.

19.24

Emerald correspondent Ian Campbell says his 5 readers are confused. Let’s get a viewer count on the Commentator blog! Comment below, let’s beat his 5! Senate talking about extensions. McCain whispering to Salazar about Extenze (TM)

19.29

Boring ASUO stuff, ya’ll don’t need to understand any of this. Apparently it’s not necessary for the Senators, either.

19.33

Miyamoto defining committees to new senators. Salazar wishes to wait until he knows more about the committees.

19.33

Tuition and Fees Advisory Board: Ewing nominates senator Needham based on the stickers on his laptop.

19.34

Needham wonders when committee meets. Nobody knows. Needham says sure.

19.36

Someone nominated Wise and Needham declines his original nomination. Wise appointed to Tuition and Fees Advisory Board.

19.39

Bacon abstains in the middle of a transition for some reason.

19.39

 

Bowman on his phone. Gorton falling asleep. 

19.41

Ok, so now we are assigning senators to Hogwarts houses.

19.43

That was cute. Back to business.

19.44

Mabuya in pink, doesn’t understand why in Hufflepuff. Salazar in Slytherin, of course.

19.47

McCain: How can we improve research on campus? Oregon is ranked super low on the AAUU for research

19.48

More committee updates…

19.49

Blah blah blah…  Discussing meeting times..

19.50

All this lack of drama is no fun! Motion to adjourn

19.50

Adjourned. Yeeeah