Tuesday, November 23, 2004
LOL capital Stupid
Dorie Perez and Bill Gordon are fighting for the rights of everyone!
The blatant lack of sensitivity by senators when presented with real issues like the drop in minority enrollment, the creation of the multicultural center, and rising rate of sexual assault in our community makes me uncomfortable to align myself with my peers in the senate. When will we ever truly reflect the diversity of both culture and thought on our campus?
Minority enrollment and sexual assault in the community are not real issues for the ASUC senate. But let's pretend they are, for the sake of argument. The rising rate of sexual assault means that there is a growing portion of the campus community that thinks sexual assault is okay. Therefore, for a senate to truly reflect the diversity of both culture and thought on our campus, it seems that we would need a pro-sexual assault senator.
Never have I received the full support of my communities’ endeavors...
I guess you're just not one of the popular kids in the senate.
Why is it that we claim funding student groups of a certain kind is “fiscally responsible” when they often perpetuate very negative aspects of campus life as we know it, including sexual assault, hate crimes and mind-numbingly ineffective “fund-raising” events used as a front for social activities?
Ohhh, damn, I'm glad I'm not a Greek. But you're barking up the wrong tree, fiscal responsibility does not say "spend money on feel-good programs."
Should we really be funneling student fees towards organizations that aren’t in as much need as other groups on campus?
Well, if we funneled them to the organizations that are in need, then those organizations would no longer be in need, and the old not-in-need organizations would become in need. Some ideas really are dumber than others. Sorry.
Anyway, Bill Gordon has a long list of complaints about how the ASUC is trying to step in and regulate group constitutions and "diminish any personal accountability that members of student groups have about their own decisions and will remove any personal agency signatories have within their student group."
The problem is that the complaint being filed is coming from within the student group, not from the ASUC. But whatever.
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