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Still Weirded Out by ASUO

It’s Saturday, and I’m still trying to figure out the weirdness of the last Senate meeting. It wasn’t loud, it wasn’t crazy…it was just weird. And there are a lot of things going on that the student body needs to be aware of.

Senate Surplus is currently at $138,550. Woohoo…spend away!

ADFC is projected at coming in with a NEGATIVE benchmark this budgeting season. I don’t thinkĀ  Senate really understood because the reaction was largely nonchalant. While I’m not entirely clearly on what happens to the money that ADFC doesn’t use (I guess it rolls back and lowers the I-Fee?) the point is that an ASUO Finance Committee is NOT raising its money usage.

Apparently the SRC Advisory Board has determined unilaterally that it is an advisory body, and not a governing body, thus it doesn’t have to follow Oregon Public Meeting Laws. They are making their hearings private and only available to people that email the Board chair for pre-authorization. Apparently the Board chair doesn’t want ‘politically powerful’ or ‘strongly opinionated people’ at the meetings. Wow.

Weird moment of the meeting: Senator Billy Hatch made a motion to ‘Commend President Emily McLain for being a strong student representative”. The motion passed 14-0-1.

Senator Boye later presented cookies for everyone, which totally negated any political disagreements I’ve had with him.

In discussing the new arena project, some Senators and the Executive brought up the points that the priority of the University seemed to have shifted from Housing and Student Buildings to the Arena once the donation from Knight was passed through. Apparently the University is reporting the projected F-bond debt as being under the 7% they were allowed, but they are not saying how much. Noting that Professor Bill Harbaugh has also been hounding the Administration for information that should be public but isn’t being made public, Senator Gulley irrelevantly managed to slam Harbaugh, as well, calling him “Not the best champion of equality” and “Not very genuine”. Uh huh. Yeah.

  1. Vincent. says:

    I’m not sure if that comparison is really fair to Lenny Kravitz.

  2. Timothy says:

    Bill Harbaugh is “not the best champion of equality” because he’s actually done a lot to try to make a shot at the good life more equal, but he hasn’t gone to nearly as much sensitivity training nor sat through as many committee meetings as Nate “Whiter Than Lenny Kravitz” Gulley, obviously.

  3. Niedermeyer says:

    I’m sure Gulley’s pain is but a minor irritant compared to the aching pangs of disappointment and disillusionment that poor Dr. Harbaugh must be suffering after such scathing criticism from a campus luminary of Gulley’s magnitude. I fear he may never think for himself again, lest he once more face the wrath of Gulley’s ego-shattering takedown jujitsu.

  4. Vincent. says:

    Oh, stop making fun of Gulley. He’s still in deep mourning over “our loss” at NIU. How dare you politicize his pain?

  5. Timothy says:

    Nate Gulley is pretty fly for a white guy.

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