A.S. Council at a Glance

    A.S. Meeting #19 — Feb. 2, 2005

    Reports

    Interfraternity Council Representative Harry Khanna

    Khanna reported that the Systemwide Legal File-Sharing Committee is currently discussing possible ways to bring legal file-sharing programs to UCSD. The committee will meet different vendors and may hire one vendor to provide the service to students for a small fee.

    Council Caucus

    Councilmembers discussed the current system of representation used to elect senators to the A.S. Council. Currently, all 24 senators are accountable to the college that they represent. President Jenn Pae proposed a system in which half of the 24 senators would be elected as college senators and the other 12 would be elected through a campuswide at-large election.

    Many members of the council supported the idea of reducing the number of college senators on the council. Others, however, said that they believe the change would make the council less representative of the campus.

    Old Business

    Item D

    The council passed a resolution in opposition to SB 5, the state Senate bill that would direct UC regents to develop and implement a set of guidelines requiring instructors to provide opposing viewpoints in their classrooms. Some members of the council initially supported an equal approach for university curricula.

    John Muir College Junior Senator Neil Spears said that the bill would mandate that a class on the history of the Holocaust include readings questioning whether the genocide took place. The council passed the resolution in opposition to the bill by a vote of 20-1-0.

    Announcements

    Revelle College Junior Senator Kelly Vasant announced that tickets for the Vagina Monologues are on sale at the Price Center Box Office.

    — Compiled by Patrick Allen

    Senior Staff Writer

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