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“ASUA Senate has frustrating, expensive meeting.”

Emily Jones / Arizona Daily Wildcat

ASUA members conduct a short meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. 

Tran Thai, a freshamn in music education and Matthew Chilese, a senior in political science play a game of frisbee on the lawn of old main. This was the first time Thai has thrown a frisbee and according to Chilese, caught on very fast on how to throw it properly. 

Members of the band Loom, set up outside of the student union and play tunes for cash. If you want to run these I will give you more info! I have to do a little research on the names of these people- I randomly saw them and shot quickly before the meeting.
Emily Jones / Arizona Daily Wildcat ASUA members conduct a short meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. Tran Thai, a freshamn in music education and Matthew Chilese, a senior in political science play a game of frisbee on the lawn of old main. This was the first time Thai has thrown a frisbee and according to Chilese, caught on very fast on how to throw it properly. Members of the band Loom, set up outside of the student union and play tunes for cash. If you want to run these I will give you more info! I have to do a little research on the names of these people- I randomly saw them and shot quickly before the meeting.

Around $2,750 was allocated to different organizations at ASUA’s unconventional senate meeting on Tuesday.

The meeting was bumped up a day because its normally scheduled time fell on Veterans Day.

Five of the senators and Executive Vice President Emily Fritze of the Associated Students of the University of Arizona were waiting and expectant at the meeting’s prescribed time. However, the other six senators were nowhere to be found.

Eduardo Atjian III was the last to arrive in person, but ASUA Senator and University of Arizona Police Department officer Brian Seastone said the meeting could not begin until one more member was in attendance.

Leo Yamaguchi eventually made his presence known on Sen. Hillary Davidson’s cell phone.

“”The meeting is called to order on Wednesday Nov. 10, 2009, at 4 p.m.,”” Fritze said, forgetting the change of date.

The senators not in attendance were marked excused; some had class at the scheduled time.

As the senate was voting to approve the new business discussed, they discovered that Yamaguchi was no longer on the phone and could not confirm that he had spoken during the vote.

“”This is really frustrating,”” Fritze said. “”Can someone table this to the end of the agenda?””

In response to the senators who had confirmed they would attend, Fritze said, “”Rule of thumb people, if you tell me you can show up, you should.””

On the third try, Yamaguchi stayed on the phone and gave verbal consent and acknowledgment of the vote.

The Senate approved funds for the Young Americans for Liberty, the Delta Lambda Phi fraternity, the American Society for Engineering Management and the Pride of Arizona Twirling Line.

The Young Americans for Liberty organization was allocated $410.48 for startup capital for publicity and to spur debates. This chapter is the first of the club at the UA, and is a national, non-partisan organization whose members believe that government is the negation of liberty and welcomes limited government conservatives, classical liberals and libertarians.

Delta Lambda Phi is a fraternity for gay, bisexual and progressive men who help bring attention to the LGBTQI community. The Omega chapter at the UA was allocated $750 for airplane tickets to attend a conference.

The American Society of Engineering Management is a club at the UA for all engineering management students. They were allocated $354.50 for their fourth annual dodge ball tournament.

The Pride of Arizona Twirling club at the UA was allocated a total of $1,241.77 for its two funds requests. The ASUA Senate agreed to pay half the costs of the T-shirts that the club will wear for its next three events. The other $1,112.77 was allocated for the club’s upcoming regional competition. The club had requested almost $100 more for regionals, which is their first competition, but the senators decided that car rentals would not be funded.

 

Student Regent

Fritze announced that a student mixer would be held Friday, Nov. 13 in the multipurpose room in Old Main. Student leaders and the eight semi-finalists for the student regent position will be invited, but the event will be open to everyone.

The final three students chosen by ASUA will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Their names will then be sent to Gov. Jan Brewer who will interview them and select a winner.

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