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    ASUA briefs

    Bylaw changes may not affect conference travel requests

    Recent bylaw changes state that all campus events receiving ASUA funding must be open to the entire community. Conferences, however, may not fit the bill.

    For that reason, the Associated Students of the University of Arizona Senate approved $851.88 of the $937.88 requested for two members of the Arizona Surgery Club to attend a medical conference. The Senate is allowed to approve only up to two people from an organization to go to conferences.

    In addition, they approved $826 of the $862 requested for two members of Phi Alpha Delta to attend their annual national conference.

    Senators weigh pricey Honors council travel request

    An Honors Student Council request for $997.60 for one of its members to attend a conference was discussed. The amount would cover the flight, registration fees and hotel.

    “”ASUA is supplementary funding,”” said Sen. Mark Copoulos, a history senior.””Five hundred dollars is a lot of money to fund for one person, and we only have a limited amount of funding.””

    Copoulos asked if the student could take a cheaper flight or work something out that could reduce the amount of the request.

    Sen. Brent Hanson, an undeclared junior, reminded the Senate they were not there to change the amounts of funding or decide how the money should be spent. He called for the Senate to vote, and everyone approved $518.80 after they deducted the cost of the hotel.

    ‘Screw’ now required at men’s basketball, football games

    Zona Zoo Executive Director David Roost presented new bylaw changes for Senate decision.

    One issue was ZonaScrew, the publication currently given away at men’s football and basketball games.

    Sen. Copoulos said he wasn’t sure the name of the publication or the message it gives is ASUA-appropriate.

    “”I hate the name,”” he said.

    Sen. James Pennington-McQueen, a history senior, Sen. Amanda Collins, a pre-business sophomore and Sen. Jared Cohen, a pre-communication junior, all said they liked the name.

    “”Coming from a fan, ‘Screw’ is a tradition and a good one at that,”” Cohen said.

    Roost described the publication as a sporting event publication that points out interesting things about other teams and gives opinions of the other team’s players. He also informed the Senate that ZonaScrew became a part of ASUA last year.

    Tommy Bruce, ASUA president, pointed out that ZonaScrew is funded through the Zona Zoo office and by adding it to the Senate bylaws last year, they are able to monitor what is written in the publication and make sure it is appropriate.

    The senators approved all Zona Zoo bylaw changes, including ZonaScrew, which is now required to be provided at home athletic games.

    – compiled by Siobhan Daniel

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