ASUAF Recap- February 10, 2013

Ian Larsen/Sun Star
Feb. 10, 2013

Senators present

Daniel Strigle, Micheal Golub,  McKinley Zakurdaew, Ashley Strauch, John Seiler, Michael Collingwood, Simon Ortega and Mickey Wilson

Senators absent

Ayla O’Scannell, Michael Magnan and Beth Steele

Officers absent

Mari Freitag and Dillon Ball

It’s student money and they want it now

SR 180-001 “A resolution Regarding Changes to the Financial Aid Disbursement” bill was sponsored by senators Magnan, Colingwood, Wilson, Strauch and Zakardaew. The new bill changes the financial aid policy to disburse the aid before classes begin instead of the week prior. This bill shows the dissatisfaction of students with the new system. In order to resolve this, SR 180-001 will urge UAF administration to reconsider their changes to the disbursement policy to the original system that was set in place. The bill passed with a 8-0 vote.

I have a great idea

During the meeting, senators discussed ideas to possibly start a holiday “publine” for events such as St. Patricks Day, Mardi Gras and other holidays in which students can take a bus from campus to local bars to help students get around town safely during these events. Liability issues are being researched for this new idea.

Senator Seiler suggested that ASUAF work with Concert Board and KSUA to host a dance for students under 21. “There are not many events for students under 21 on campus, so a dance would be a good idea,” Seiler said. Most senators agreed with the idea, and the fiscal aspect of the dance is being looked into.

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