GUSA Roundup: Standing up for your right to sit down
One topic of discussion was the approval of the GUSA Fund’s allocation package, including a few requests by the Philodemic society. Every semester, Philodemic doesn’t receive enough money from SAC to rent the fancy chairs that the Office of Special Events makes them rent for their weekly debates. So every semester, Philodemic asks the GUSA Fund to make up the difference.
Well, this semester, Vice Speaker Nate Tisa (SFS ’14) would have none of this. From his point of view, SAC should give them enough money to rent their chairs–or better yet just buy them chairs and be done with it. So in addition to giving them the money, the GUSA Fund vowed to get to the bottom of this.
The other major part of the meeting was an address by Finapp chair Colton Malkerson (COL ’13), who announced that the university had agreed to put on paper their agreement to use the SAFE funds appropriately.
“This is a good step forward for GUSA and university relations,” Malkerson said. “[One of the reasons] why we’re in this is because a $3 million promise by the university was never fulfilled.” From now on, Malkerson continued, all agreements with the university will be put on paper and signed. Vox will have another post about the upcoming SAFE referendum later this afternoon.