What happened at the ASM meeting?

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I was going to comment on the lack of ASM news coming from the campus papers when I saw this buried at the bottom of the Herald news page: “Student Council fails to keep quorum.”

Neither of my go-to ASM blogs have updated on the matter.

An intern project for Academic Affairs was a major point of debate. The intern is working on a project to collaborate student organizations and students looking to volunteer called the Madison Community Academic Outreach project.

The intern project is a four-credit class, and the drop date for classes is March 15.

To vote ‘no’ on the intern project would effectively cancel the intern’s three weeks of work, Rep. Colin Ingram said.

What are the reasons the three guys walked out? Because other important people there, namely Jonah Zinn, the head of the Academic Affairs Committee, which is supposed to deal with intern projects.

To state the obvious: Why weren’t these projects approved before the start of the semester, or moreover, who is authorizing interns to do projects that may be cancelled half way through?

It seems like this is the week of legislative stalling tactics, at all levels of government. In D.C. we’ve got a senile hall of fame pitcher putting holds on unemployment benefits and COBRA health benefits. In the Sconz we’ve got Prosecutor Steve Nass not showing up to court because he’s worried Democrats will turn his trial of the most pathetic man in the state into a circus. Nothing at the city-level comes to mind immediately but go to Brenda Konkel’s site and I’m sure you’ll find something.

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2 Responses to “What happened at the ASM meeting?”

  1. Jason Smathers Says:

    Max Love essentially gave his rationale for leaving the meeting as frustration from debating an issue that no one knew anything about. Him and Theo Sharpe left together and Ingram left because he has a kid to take care of.

    http://tryingtenacioustransparency.blogspot.com/

    I think it’s pretty obvious that Max didn’t know what was going on. Still, a little too dramatic for this ASM meeting.

    • Anon Says:

      Exactly the wrong thing to do. This is a fucking student government. Max Love needs to cut the crap. This isn’t his high school student government. There will be less hand holding.

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