ASUAF Recap – Jan. 31, 2012

Lakeidra Chavis / Sun Star Reporter
Jan. 31, 2012

The following meeting highlights were compiled from the Jan. 29 ASUAF meeting.

Senators in attendance

John Netardus, Will Collingwood, Timothy Gredigan, Jennifer Chambers, Rusty Young, McKinley Zakurdaew, Christian Burns-Shafer, Jesse Cervin, Fred Brown and Robert Kinnard III

Senators absent

Chelsea Holt, Sophia Grzeskowiak-Amezquita, Michael Golub, Andy Chamberlain, Mary Simmons and Jonathon Schurz

Officers in attendance

Rosemary Paz and Josh Banks

Alternative Spring Break proposal

“SB 178-001: Alternative Spring Break 2012” would use a contribution grant of $1,750 for students participating in the 2012 Alternative Spring Break trip. This year, the team is going to Destin, Fla. in order to help gain a better understanding of coastal ecosystems. The team will work on a shoreline restoration project that will help rebuild fish habitats damaged by the oil spill. The bill was sent to the executive committee.

VITA funding

“SB 178-002: VITA Tax Prep Awareness” would use $800 to aid the  Volunteer Tax Preparation Assistance (VITA)  to provide UAF students with free tax services. The Senate passed the bill during the meeting because VITA will begin providing their services on Feb. 4th. The legislation was approved by a vote of 9-0-0.

ASUAF’s next meeting canceled

In lieu of the upcoming Super Bowl weekend and the Juneau Conference, ASUAF’s next meeting Sunday, Feb. 4, was canceled by a vote of 7-1.


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