In a vote with no opposition Tuesday night, Student Union Treasury and Senate passed a general budget that saw an increase in W.I.L.D. talent funding but eliminated Bauhaus’ direct funding. The budget was passed 18-0-0 in Treasury and 18-0-1 in Senate. The budget of $2,685,109.
In two back-to-back votes, Student Union Senate and Treasury passed the general budget for the 2014-15 year without a single representative in opposition. Passed Tuesday night, the budget allocates an estimated $2,821,975 in funding that SU will receive in Student Activities Fees for students coming to the University next year.
By moving its spring elections to later in the semester, Student Union hopes to improve on the 27 percent voter turnout from last year. While elections were held before spring break each of the past three years, this year’s will be held on Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27.
In a 375-80 landslide, undergraduates voted to approve changes to the Student Union constitution that aim to diversify SU Treasury.
After being passed by Student Union Senate and Treasury, a constitutional amendment that aims to improve student representation in Treasury now awaits the student body’s vote. The amendment would reserve a seat for the student from each school who received the highest number of votes.
When Mama’s Pot Roast came to Tuesday night’s Treasury meeting, they were hoping to receive $16,050 for two 20th anniversary shows, two workshops and an alumni networking session and panel.
Despite the issues Senate has in filling all of its seats and the lack of candidates to run competitive Senate elections in the last few elections, Treasury passed an amendment Tuesday night to move closer toward the Senate model of seat allocation.
If you haven’t heard of Portfolio, you’re not alone. Administrators continue to push Portfolio despite significant apprehension by undergraduates over adopting the website instead of more established social networks that can promote their student groups.
The second generation of Social Programming Board is upon us. SPB has elected a new executive board to take over the organization in its second year. In previous years, three separate groups were in charge of organizing student programming at Washington University, including comedy shows and W.I.L.D.
Students hoping to get a closer look within their own heads may have the opportunity to do so. Treasury voted 9-5-0 Tuesday evening to provide Synapse $7,500 to bring to campus a large inflatable brain that students can walk through.