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Nap Time!!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

So, the webcam page (the Java viewer went kaput, I think) doesn't actually tell us anything the Senate does, but it sometimes tells us what is being discussed at the time. This is supposedly helpful to people who want to arrive for specific discussions, though I don't see how useful it is when the Senate can jump around on the agenda at will.

posted by Beetle Aurora Drake 3/13/2008 01:31:00 AM #
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Just to clarify, are you suggesting that the Chair put notes regarding changes made to the agenda, or what? They basically have the ability to put any text they want underneath the image. If you know what would be most useful, I can pass that information along.
The agenda doesn't really change ahead of time. They just move into different parts of the agenda, so I don't see how the chair could make useful notes on the topic.

The most useful thing to me is an actual report on the votes and text of bills that pass. I want to know what passed, and what's those bills say. For instance, I assume (but have no way of knowing for sure) that the fee increase referendum passed, but I don't know what it says and, if I'm inclined to campaign for or against it, I can't. Is it really necessary to wait for the minutes next week to just report what passed?

The Senate is supposed to do Senate summaries of what was done, but I haven't ever seen one. This isn't directly related to the webcast and live updates, but it seems downright absurd that the Senate can't find a way to tell the student body what it did in less than a week.
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