| 03.18.2018

Looking forward — ASUI Senate passes legislation for new event aimed at hearing from students


In a new turn on an old idea, the Associated Students of the University of Idaho (ASUI) Senate passed bills planning and funding a series of events next semester called “What’s good Wednesday,” said Senator Nicole Skinner.

It will to be held four times next semester and is a way for the ASUI senate to update students on what they are doing and a way for students to voice concerns or ideas, she said.

What’s good Wednesday will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will serve pizza, Skinner said.

Two of the bills outlined new responsibilities for the pro-tempore and for the vice president. The pro-tempore will oversee setting event dates and contacting Vandals Dining’s Director of Operations and its Retail Manager. The vice president, along with the ASUI chief of staff, the pro-tempore and any other members of ASUI will oversee finding four senators to attend What’s good Wednesday.

ASUI allocated $460 dollars to buy 92 pizzas to be split between the four events. All money not used to buy pizza will be returned to the budget by the end of the spring semester. ASUI President McKenzie MacDonald said the ASUI cabinet donated funds for a fifth What’s good Wednesday event.

With the Idaho State Legislature reconvening in January, ASUI Lobbyist Clayton King gave his final report of the year. King said the Fraternal Order of Police is on board with repealing the sunset clause on medical amnesty.

President MacDonald said UI President Chuck Staben sent out a positive response to an ASUI resolution encouraging professors to post grades on BBLearn, which was passed Nov. 16.

Senator Zachary Spence said a bill to create an ASUI supreme court will be reintroduced next semester and ASUI Senate will continue to try to visit local high schools to talk about student government.

Kali Nelson can be reached at arg-new@uidaho.edu or on Twitter @kalinelson6


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