Council Condemns FDA Blood Policy; Will Order ‘Bro Tanks’

The Student Promoted Access Center For Education and Services gave a presentation to Council about the origin of their program and how they plan to continue to grow in the future. The California government has cut $20,000 from SPACES operating budget, but it continues with an 80 percent success rate for admitted high school seniors who submitted statements of intent to register..

Sean O’Neal presented a resolution in condemnation of the FDA for permanently deferring blood donations from males who have sex with males. Council reordered business to put the resolution to a vote, adding a suggestion that instead of permanent deferral, MSM’s should be placed in a 12 month deferral period — the same as other high risk groups. The resolution passed unanimously.

“I don’t believe we as a university should support such a policy,” O’Neal said.

Andrew Buselt, Sean Estelle and Victor Honrubia from the Student Sustainability Collective reported to Council about the actions they took this year and the need for an associate vice president of sustainability. 

AVP Concert and Events Oliver Zhang announced to Council that the last Bear Garden of the year would be held Friday June 8th, in honor of the graduating seniors.

VP Student Life Cody Marshall told Council that AVP interviews will occur this Friday at noon.

AVP Student Advocacy Bryce Farrington in his last meeting as a councilmember declared that the Know Your Rights campaign has been very successful.

“I know it was a great success because I still see those flyers littered all over the place,” Farrington said.

There was no councilmember of the week but instead two council bachelors of the week, Warren Senators Hue Tran and Nhat-Dang Do.

Council discussed combining the roles of advocate general and speaker into one position known as “the Speaker.” After discussion the resolution was sent back to the Rules Committee along with the other resolutions presented by the Rules Committee.

Council also discussed the virtues of cardigans over hoodies in considering what they should make as their A.S. Council clothing.

“V-necks and bro-tanks all day, everybody get buff wear your brotanks,” VP External Affairs Olamide Noah said.

After much deliberation and many straw polls Council decided on bro-tanks.

Noah also announced that the UCSA congress would be held on the UCSD campus August 17th to August 20th and asked Council to try to volunteer during those dates.

Marshall Senator Mariko Kuga told Council that  every college residential office has subsidized tickets for the Padres-Giants game.