Comments on: GUSA Roundup: Live-streamed political parties http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/04/26/gusa-roundup-live-streamed-parties/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: Lee http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/04/26/gusa-roundup-live-streamed-parties/comment-page-1/#comment-475915 Tue, 27 Apr 2010 10:33:26 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=16496#comment-475915 “In the agreement SAC agrees to make public any votes held for lump sum funding, which will be instituted next year, but reserves the right of closed votes for all policy and sanction votes.”

So does that mean that if a group goes back to SAC, post-lump-sum funding, for another request, the votes are closed?

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By: @Reasonable Student http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/04/26/gusa-roundup-live-streamed-parties/comment-page-1/#comment-475820 Mon, 26 Apr 2010 18:50:27 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=16496#comment-475820 “I believe you answered your own question there, Calen. Student government is designed to do things that are a benefit to the entire student body. It’s pretty sad that GUSA is so committed to doing their own thing that they’re unwilling to fund a very heavily used, beneficial program like weekend GUTS busses.”

Reasonable Student, GUSA funded this very heavily used, beneficial program to start with, after the university had been unwilling to fund it. The university basically contended it would be a waste of money with low ridership — I think GUSA proved them very wrong.

However, as someone who worked with getting this in the first place back in 2006, it was my understanding that GUSA and SAC used their money to fund a trial run for a year or two, and that the university agreed to pick up the tab thereafter after they saw that the ridership was huge. Apparently someone in the administration dropped the ball, unless I’m sorely mistaken.

In any case, as Richie said, is GUSA the best group to be funding this considerable amount out of student activities’ fee money, or should the university take this up as a priority? I mean, there are a ton of projects GUSA could fund — Grab ‘n Go at Leo’s, the football team, the electricity costs for dorms — but that the University should probably step up and do.

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By: Matt http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/04/26/gusa-roundup-live-streamed-parties/comment-page-1/#comment-475817 Mon, 26 Apr 2010 18:37:18 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=16496#comment-475817 “In the agreement SAC agrees to make public any votes held for lump sum funding, which will be instituted next year, but reserves the right of closed votes for all policy and sanction votes.”

So does that mean that if a group goes back to SAC, post-lump-sum funding, for another request, the votes are closed?

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By: Richard Frohlichstein http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/04/26/gusa-roundup-live-streamed-parties/comment-page-1/#comment-475816 Mon, 26 Apr 2010 18:32:38 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=16496#comment-475816 The point, I believe, is that this is something that it would be reasonable to expect the university to fund (instead of paying for it out of the student activity fee that is designed to support campus groups, not the university’s lack of a metro stop…).

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By: @Reasonable Student http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/04/26/gusa-roundup-live-streamed-parties/comment-page-1/#comment-475815 Mon, 26 Apr 2010 18:22:03 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=16496#comment-475815 No, I think Calen’s point was that lots of people other than students use the weekend GUTS buses. Certainly, plenty of students use them and they are of benefit to the student body, but why should the student government have to pick up the transportation tab for so many non-students?

Is it really so unreasonable to ask that you read what was actually said before pursuing your inane hating on GUSA?

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By: Reasonable Student http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2010/04/26/gusa-roundup-live-streamed-parties/comment-page-1/#comment-475812 Mon, 26 Apr 2010 18:13:56 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=16496#comment-475812 “Lots of people use [the weekend GUTS buses.] Why is the student government of this school funding this?”

I believe you answered your own question there, Calen. Student government is designed to do things that are a benefit to the entire student body. It’s pretty sad that GUSA is so committed to doing their own thing that they’re unwilling to fund a very heavily used, beneficial program like weekend GUTS busses.

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