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Did no one catch it?

In the sleazy advertising world, they call it a bait-and-switch. They advertise one thing or one price, and then offer you something else when you try to buy.

In the ASUO, I guess they call it normal business. Did no else catch this in the meeting tonight? The Black Student Union came in with a special request for $3,000 for an Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration that they’ve been fundraising and preparing for next week. Ok, good. High amount request, but it’s a worthy cause for an admirable character in history.

Then the BSU, in their presentation, mentioned additional fundraising that had happened since the request form was filled out. Logic would proceed that less money would be requested, right? Sen. Jones seemed to be on this track when she brought up the additional fundraising, but somehow flipped a bitch and asked about ‘advertising costs being higher than anticipated’. Then the BSU representatives said they needed $4,700 to cover the unforeseen costs. And the request was amended right there, without any further questioning.

While the BSU’s story about higher advertising is probably true, and this event could be deemed as important, enriching, and beneficial to the student campus, that is not an excuse to allow student groups to come in with a request for one number, and then tack on an extra $1,700 and get away with it without questions asked.

  1. Vincent says:

    Racists, the lot of ya.

  2. Ossie says:

    I have to say that I caught that one and was quite confused about it. I would like an explanation from Senator Jones about how she came up with $4,200 when the discussion at hand was for $3,000.

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