A statutory amendment checking the vice president of finance’s power to spend from long-term savings has passed both Student Union Senate and Treasury.
Treasury will vote Tuesday on whether to approve a statutory amendment to Student Union’s constitution that would put more oversight on how the vice president of finance can allocate long-term savings. The amendment would specifically require the approval of the Executive Council on any long-term savings expenditures over $5,000.
With representatives voting down speakers they thought would draw crowds but fail to make any lasting campus impact, Student Union Treasury allocated $77,000 to bring politician-diplomat Jon Huntsman and economist Jonathan Gruber to campus this fall.
Student Union internal elections Tuesday and Wednesday night put new leadership in place for both Treasury and Senate. Late Tuesday night, junior Sean Janda was elected Speaker of the Treasury for the 2013-2014 term, and pledged to keep much of Treasury’s operational style similar to outgoing Speaker Paul Blachar.
In its last meeting of the term, Student Union Treasury almost went broke. The allocating body entered Tuesday’s meeting with just $3,000—about $2,000 short of the money necessary to fund the docket of appeals in full.
Student Union kicked off its new term with the inauguration of new officers in Holmes Lounge Wednesday night. The inauguration ceremony opened with an address by Associate Vice Chancellor for Students Jill Carnaghi as well as a brief statement by Chancellor Mark Wrighton.
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Spires literary and arts magazine faces the possibility of being shut down due to lack of funding. While the literary magazine requested $3,645 for its spring issue, Student Union Treasury granted the magazine only $2,139, which Spires leaders say may not be sufficient for them to print.