ASG Report: 04.28.09

On April 21, 2009, The Associated Student Government (ASG) held a meeting of the Board of Directors.

Robin Bailey, Black Student Union (BSU) president, along with 38 other supporters, crowded into C211 on Tuesday of last week. The jumbled mass of BSU members, students, teachers, as well as many affiliates of the Gay Straight Alliance, came to show their patronage of the club.

The BSU was approved during the college’s most recent Services and Activities Committee Meeting (S&A), to become a student program as compared to its current status as a club. While receiving approval amongst the college’s S&A committee members, the club had yet to be approved by the ASG. A motion to approve the requested status change passed by 5-0-0.

“Excited,” was the word BSU President Robin Bailey used to describe how she felt after leaving last Tuesday’s ASG meeting. She said, “The change will affect us because now we can expect more resources [from the school], and hopefully build a resource center.”

Faisal Jaswal, assistant dean of the college, shared his feelings about the change. “I feel great. […] We have been working on this for many years and I’m very glad to finally see it moving forward.”

The Jibsheet, the College’s school newspaper, made a request for $7,000 to replace the publication’s outdated computers. A motion to approve the request passed 5-0-0.