A.S. council at a Glance

    Items of Immediate Consideration

    Item A

    The A.S. Council passed a resolution in support of Transfers’ on-campus housing with a vote of 16-3-0. The resolution calls upon the university “”to expedite the construction of transfer housing projects”” and affirms the council’s “”support of granting transfer students a guaranteed housing agreement as soon as possible.””

    Commissioner of Enterprise Operations Jeremy Cogan argued that endorsing construction of new housing runs contrary to recent council efforts to preserve student parking. Thurgood Marshall College Senior Senator Sierra Catcott argued that since the resolution does not specifically mention the proposed North Campus Housing Project, parking is not an issue. Straw polls taken during the meeting revealed strong council support for guaranteed transfer student housing.

    Item C

    The council appointed Brie Finegold to assistant student advocate from May 29, 2003 through June 30, 2003 by consensus.

    Reports

    Commissioner of Academic Affairs Todd Tolin

    Tolin reported that the Academic Senate made changes to the UCSD Policy on Integrity of Scholarship. The revised document makes the Council of Deans the administrative authority in cases of alleged academic dishonesty and directs appeals to the Council of Provosts. Previously, the accused student’s dean was the administrative authority and appeals were heard by the student’s provost.

    Commissioner of Athletics Jordan Cross

    Cross reported that Sara Allsup, Sagrario Hernandez and Audrey Sung were named All-Americans at this year’s NCAA Divsion II track and field national championships. Also, Cross reported that Sara Allsup finished sixth in discus and Audrey Sung finished ninth in the 5000-meter event.

    Revelle College Sophomore Senator Rachel Corell

    Corell announced that a photograph of students and outgoing Revelle College Provost F. Thomas Bond will be taken at Stonehenge on May 29 at 5 p.m. Corell encouraged all students to wear UCSD or Revelle College attire and be photographed regardless of college affiliation.

    Eleanor Roosevelt College Chair David Goodwin

    Goodwin encouraged all students to attend ERCapaLuau on May 30 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Warren Field.

    Old Business

    Item K

    The A.S. Council approved the charter for the ASUCSD Ad Hoc Task Force on Associated Students Fee and Student Government Autonomy Inquiry by consensus. According to its charter, the task force will “”research the viability of student fee autonomy and the corresponding autonomy of UCSD student government.”” The task force will submit progress reports to the council every quarter and produce a recommendation on the feasibility of autonomy.

    Item O

    The A.S. Council approved Student Organization Program funding for fall 2003 and Operating Funding for the 2003-04 academic year by a vote of 15-3-1. Requests for funding totaled more than $111,700 while $59,193 was allocated. An appeal filed by Campus Crusade for Christ garnered the organization $781 in funding. Appeals heard for the Cognitive Science Club and Raas Ruckus did not result in allocation changes for those organizations. A motion to pull the item from the finance committee for discussion on the council floor failed 4-15-0.

    New Business

    Item A

    A.S. President Jeremy Paul Gallagher submitted a draft of the 2003-04 Executive Budget. The budget projects 19,400 students and a total campus activity fee revenue of $1,352,200. Over $3,000 remains unallocated. An additional $109,309 is expected to be generated by A.S. Soft Reserves, Grove Caffe and A.S. Lecture Notes. Additional budget meetings will take place throughout this week before the budget is considered by the council at its June 4 meeting.

    — Compiled by Neil Spears

    Senior Staff Writer

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