ASM this week

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Erik Paulson wants me (and hence you) to know that some shit is going down in ASM this week:

Monday 8 a.m.
-The candidate declaration forms for the spring elections will be available online. The forms will be due March 21 for anyone looking to run for Student Council. The Student Elections Commission will be discussing further campaign events at their meeting Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Tuesday 6 p.m.
-Academic Affairs is looking to take the Cheaper Textbook Campaign to another level by proposing the creation of a new shared governance committee to handle textbook prices and practices. They hope to present a proposal to the Faculty Senate at their next meeting.

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
-Student Council: agenda to come

Thursday 5:30 p.m.
-The Shared Governance Committee will be reviewing applications to fill the three student slots in the newly-created Student InformationTechnology Initiative Advisory Committee (SITIAC). This committee will review how UW uses tuition money to improve it’s information technology. Chair Melissa Hanley will also present to the Council on Wednesday her findings from the focus group she held this weekend regarding segregated fees and how they are used to fund UW building projects.

That message was from Ken Harris, head of ASM press office.

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