ASG History from 1921

 

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Started in the 2013-2014 school year by ASG Historian, Holden Warren, this history shows the earliest recorded information and important events in ASG from over the years.

1921

  • October 13-A plan for student government is announced to the student body by president Futrall.

1922

  • April 20-Senior James E. Rutherford, and Junior Ray E. Williams are sent to represent the University of Arkansas at the Mid West Student conference at Lexington, KY to formulate a student government modeled after other student governments around the country.
  • May 10-massive student meeting held to hear the report from James E. Rutherford, and Ray E. Williams concerning a plan for student government.
  • May 25-first drafted constitution proposed for the Student government.
  • June 1-Constitution is adopted and ratified with a few minor amendments including an additional article to control the hazing of freshmen.
  • September 28-student government begins to fully function under the first president E. D. Parish.
  • December 14-E. D. Parish honored by election to important office as campustry dean for the year.

1923

  • February 8-E. D. Parish and Rupert Johnson are named by president Futrall to attend the annual Mid West conference in Lexington, KY.
  • May 10-William Fulbright is elected as the second president of the Associated Students.

1924

  • April 10-date set for spring elections (April 17).
  • April 17-ballots had been cast, but election results are not available because the election committee was prevented from counting the votes because of the “four weeks tests.”
  • May 1-election results are still not available, students become very disgruntled with the way the Associated Students are carrying out business.
  • May 8-student senate calls for a new election slated to take place on May 22, declares former election void when proof of irregularities and fraud due to violations of the constitution.
  • May 24-election results are revealed, and the winners that won the first round are the same winners the second time around.
  • October 23-student government plans are rearranged to include three governing bodies – the discipline committee, the student senate, and the vigilance committee.

1925

  • May 7-date for the spring election is set for may 21st.
  • May 28-date for spring elections is changed to June 5th.
  • October 8-Tommy Warner, president of the Associated Students, and Max Mehlburger, chairman of the Vigilance Committee are forced to step down from their positions due to the failure of both organizations to function properly.
  • December 30-the decision was made by a mass meeting of students to draw up a new constitution and present it sometime next quarter.

1926

  • April 22-date set for the spring elections to take place on May 12th.
  • May 7-the Associated Students provide that a full list of each ticket be placed in front of all voters as they make their selections.
  • May 14-election results are in, with the winners being Moore, Wilson, Jackson, and Ayers. This election was the highest student-voting turnout that the Associated Students had ever seen.

1927

  • March 23-deadline for petitions for the Associated Students are announced to be due by April 1st.
  • April 7-highest voter turnout in history for the Associated Students, winners announced: Edmiston, Ainsworth, Brooke, and White.
  • October 7-student government is denounced by a student poll as a failure. Students suggested that the organization lacked; interest on part of the student body, Election of qualified candidates to executive positions, Sufficient power invested in the student senate and its officers by the university, support of administrative officers, and the presence of two or more well organized student political parties recognized by university officials.
  • October 14-students seek radical reform of constitution, or complete dissolution of the organization altogether.
  • October 21-mass student meeting called to decide the advisability of the establishment of real student control. The traveler advocated this following line of action; 1) the election at that time of a president of the student body – if the students so desired, 2) the man chosen to be given full authority to appoint a committee of four students of which he is to be chairman, to confer with a similar committee appointed by president Futrall, 3) abolition of all present Associated Students offices and the student senate by action of the student body, 4) the report of the combined committee to be referred to the student body as soon as possible for its acceptance or disapproval.
  • October 28-students favor complete abolition of student government if the faculty refuses to grant such a government “just” powers.
  • November 4-meeting scheduled for Tuesday the 8th to vote on whether or not student government will continue or not.
  • November 11-new president elected (George Cole). Organization is allowed to continue to operate if and only if its elected leader acts in the interest of the entire student body and not in the interests of a single organization.
  • November 18-president Cole is charged by the student body to prove to them that he can make sure the Associated Students function in a way that benefits student interests without too much faculty intervention.
  • December 2-student government is given the responsibility of controlling social activities.
  • December 9-student government gains popularity/momentum among students. Students begin to see all the benefits that they can have by promoting a functioning version of student government different from the one they had seen in the past.

1928

  • March 30-election date chosen by senate to be on May 4.
  • April 13-student senate is given extensive jurisdiction over social affairs by the university faculty senate.
  • April 20-election campaigning begins as students select their candidates.
  • September 21-senate committee talks about rewriting a new constitution after the Associated Students endured a rough year from 27-28.
  • December 13-students sign a petition that would make all student publications offices appointive rather than elective, if passed a clause in the new constitution will be made to provide for this.

1929

  • April 12-candidates announced for the student elections, Porter Grace runs unopposed for president of the Associated Students.

1930

  • March 28-spring elections will take place April 3.
  • April 3-students vote on executive positions today.
  • April 11-election results are released to the public, Hal Douglas elected president of the Associated Students.

1931

  • October 1-four vacancies that presented themselves in the spring semester were filled at the weekly senate meeting tonight. Treasurers of the junior and sophomore class, as well as two senate seats were filled.
  • December 17-Joe Knott and Kavanaugh Bush are sent by the senate to represent the University of Arkansas at the national convention of students held in Toledo.

1932

  • March 10-spring elections are set for April 6th.
  • March 18-senate passes a bill that provides that the editor of The Traveler be elected by the students out of a hand picked group of students by the faculty senate.
  • April 7-election results are released, Jim Oliver is elected president by a wide margin of victory.
  • September 15-Sid MacMath elected freshman class president, Mr. MacMath would later go on to be the governor of the state of Arkansas.
  • November 17-senate considers three important issues in its meeting; whether or not to end the tradition of freshman being required to wear green caps, whether or not to allow dances in the 28 day period before final examinations, and whether or not the university will send a delegate to the national student federation convention which meets this year in New Orleans.
  • November 23-President Gibson made three appointments to senate by direct order, each was nullified by the senate because the senate believed he was overstepping his power.
  • December 1-dean Ripley stands up for student president Gibson claiming that while he acted out of the code of the constitution, he was using a rule that had been used for four years prior to his election, and his appointments now have the sanction of Dean Ripley.

1933

  • February 23-student Earnest C. Deane writes a column in the Traveler urging students to submit their proposals for changes to the current constitution.
  • March 3-senate meets to hear the proposals concerning the amending of the constitution. Amendments include:
    • The abolishing of the rule that only two juniors can represent the university at the American Association of Students, replaced by any two students regardless of their year in schooling may represent the university at this event.
    • The student senate shall convene in regular session on the first Monday in October and on each fourth Monday thereafter.
    • Members of senate may not fill vacancies by merely asking someone to join, vacancies will be filled by a general student assembly, at which, the student body will elect a qualified person to fill the void.
  • March 9-all three amendments passed with the addition of one other that reads:
    • Approximately 100 constitutions of the Associated Students will be printed after the coming student election and placed in the hands of the deans of men and women.
  • March 23-spring election date set for April 10th, and an election committee is established to take control of the political race.
  • March 30-student election date changed from April 10th to April 5th by the election committee.
  • April 6-executive winners announced: Dickey, Marshall, & Reid, record voter turnout for students exceeds 1,200.
  • October 5-senate holds its first meeting of the new scholastic year.
  • October 27-senate meets to hold the election of two vacancies in the senate.
  • November 2-the two appointed students to fill the vacancies in the senate did not receive a majority vote, which led to a failed attempt by the senate to fill the vacancies. The senate will reconvene next week to attempt to fill the voids.
  • November 9-senate meets again and successfully fills the vacancies left by two students that failed to return to school. Jenola Ferguson, and Maurice Finn will be the two representatives in the senate.
  • December 14-deadlock in senate yields an abolishment of the sending of two students to the National Student Federation. Economic issues within the Associated Students enabled two representatives to be sent this year.

1934

  • February 8-an amendment is passed in senate that would place the financial responsibilities of university dances in the hands of Boyd Cypert who was the business manager of athletics. Previous control of such responsibilities was in the hands of the student social committee. The committee will still oversee the allocations, but Mr. Cypert will control the operations.
  • March 16-Mark Sherland announces his candidacy for president of the Associated Students.
  • March 29-entire student election ballot announced.
  • April 5-winners of the executive election are announced: Sherland, Morgan, & Whiteside, voting turnout is lower than last year (1125) due to inclement weather.
  • September 27-President Sherland creates new committees including a men and women’s vigilance committee.
  • October 4-important student rights amendments passed in senate:
    • Students to have equal representation compared with faculty on the discipline committee.
    • Thanksgiving vacation be extended from Wednesday afternoon until the following Monday.
    • The students attending out of town football games be given no sticks.
  • December 6-special election date set by senate to take place on December 14th. Election will concern whether or not to appropriate $3,000 for the building of new bleachers on the east side of the athletic field.

1935

  • March 21-student senate meets and decides not to have another vote on who should control the dances, some students were disgruntled with the management on the part of the athletic manager, but the senate found nothing wrong with how he conducted the control of dances.
  • March 28-tentative student ballots are announced, and election will take place on April 3rd.
  • April 4-Election results are announced: MacMath, Anderson, Williams, and McCann are winners. Record voting turnout for students reaches 1,279.
  • October 10-senate passes student loan amendment that reads:
    • Funds for a student loan fund shall be derived from the now existing publication reserve fund of $6,000 and from such annual surplus as the publications may hereafter turn back. The loan will be for students to who need financial aid to attend the university.
  • October 17-the date set for the students to vote on the loan amendment proposed by President Sidney MacMath is postponed until October 25 due to pressures from different groups that oppose the amendment.
  • October 24-students are notified that voting on the loan amendment will take place tomorrow.
  • October 31-votes were tallied and by a vote of 573 to 549, the amendment passed. The amendment was defeated in every college ballot box except that of the agriculture department.
  • November 7-the publications board votes to recommend to the board of trustees that a student loan be created from the now existing publications reserve fund.

1936

  • February 13-senate votes to recommend to the board of trustees that students should be entitled, under the medical fee, to receive dental care starting in the fall.
  • March 12-spring election date set for April 2.
  • March 26-last week of campaigning begins, Makris and Howell will oppose each other in the presidential race.
  • April 3-winners of the spring election are announced: Howell, Hutchison, Sims, Byrd, and Woods
  • October 16-senate convenes to appoint a new vice president because the person who won did not return to school in the fall. The new vice president is Jamesina McDaniel.
  • November 13-student senate rules at its meeting that the original vice president, Betty Sue Cunningham, will take over duties instead of Ms. McDaniel. Jamesina McDaniel gave up her appointed post voluntarily.
  • November 18-delegates Henry Woods, and Lloyd Darnell return from the convention of the Midwest Association of Student Government. They returned with new plans to draft yet another constitution.
  • December 15-senate hears oral report on the Midwestern Student convention, and a report on the new constitutional revisions.

1937

  • February 9-presentation of a revised constitution is presented to the student senate today. The new document has eliminated all irrelevant and cloudy articles to make it more clear and consistent.
  • February 26-student senate passes a resolution to give social fraternities and sorority’s preference in assigning dance dates on the social calendar.
  • March 12-amendment concerning fraternities and sororities social preferences for dances is repealed by senate the following week due to controversy among different respected Greek institutions.
  • March 16-spring election dates are set tentatively for April 7th.
  • April 8-record voting turnout with 1,419 votes being cast. Bettie Barnes becomes the first female president of the Associated Students, and the first journalism major ever to be elected to the post of business manager of the traveler.
  • April 13-a tie for a college representative race has been called. Senate will meet to resolve this issue with a majority vote.
  • September 28-representatives of all campus organizations authorized student president Ralph Rawlings to appoint a vice-president of the Associated Students ending a long debate about fall elections.

1938

  • February 25-president Ralph Rawlings called a special election to take place to vote on the new revised constitution of the Associated Students.
  • March 1-spring election date set for March 22nd.
  • March 4-special election held to determine if students approved of the new constitution. Constitution was ratified by a majority student vote with only ten students voting against the new document.
  • March 23-election results are announced, Bob Stout is elected new president of Associated students.
  • May 13-current president Ralph Rawlings reports to president Futrall that student opinion is highly in favor of constructing a student union.
  • September 20-first senate meeting of the year. The social chair, one of the biggest positions on campus to be selected at the meeting, along with a host of other appointments.
  • September 23-Elsijane Trimble was appointed treasurer of the Associated Students, and Lloyd Woodell was appointed along with Wilfred Thorpe to the athletic council at senate two nights ago.
  • September 27-Russell Hughes confirmed as social chair.
  • November 1-meeting called to appoint and vote on a new social chair after Russell Hughes resigned to take another job. Senate will vote on new appointment, Frank Rogers, at meeting tonight.
  • November 4-after Russell Hughes resigned, an investigation was done and it was determined that Mr. Hughes attempted to extort money from campus social organizations in return for his permission to hold dances on certain evenings.
  • November 8-social chairman still unknown, meeting tonight to attempt to resolve the matter.
  • November 11-selection of the student social chairman was deferred again this week at the senate meeting.
  • November 15-social chairman to be appointed in two days, says the student senate.
  • November 18-after much deliberation, the senate approves Gus Thompson as the new social chairman.

1939

  • January 13-senate discusses the possibility of making the publishers of the Razorback Directory an elective position instead of an appointive one.
  • February 3-the completed version of the Associated Students’ constitution is published in the traveler.
  • February 17-John Freiberger, AGR member, and prominent athlete announced his candidacy for president of the Associated Students.
  • February 24-Charles Morse, leader of the new deal party, announces his candidacy for president of the Associated Students.
  • March 7-campaigning begins, independent party to hold its first rally.
  • March 10-new deal campaign to hold a rally on March 14.
  • March 14-final week of campaigning starts with a momentous new deal rally in the women’s gym.
  • March 17-election to take place on March 21, both parties hold final rallies tonight.
  • March 22-Charles Morse is announced the new president of the Associated Students.
  • March 24-students called for tighter faculty supervision of the polls for student elections.
  • April 25-plans made for student offices to be constructed in the new student union building.
  • September 29-senate approves all appointments to the social committee, the publication board, the student affairs committee, and the bouncers or student dances.
  • October 31-constitution is printed for all students to see, this edition of the paper is named ‘the constitution edition.

1984

  • August 31-ASG passes legislation that allows Greek houses to join the U of A phone and mailing system.
  • September 14-Senators are upset after ASG election because of rule breaking in three separate campaign areas.
  • September 26-Senate throws out a request to investigate the allocations of family life project.
  • September 28-Booster Club returns $500 of the $600 loaned by ASG because they found an alternate source of funding.
  • October 5-ASG recommends that board of Trustees be responsible for academic policy and requested the campus faculty to explain why it rejected two proposals of the teacher evaluation policy.
  • October 19-ASG calls for reorganization of faculty to better represent the campus academic departments.
  • October 26-ASG passes a new program for evaluating faculty members.
  • November 2-Summer senate loses ability to allocate ‘A’ or ‘B’ funds after allocating funds to a Booster Club that was not eligible for funding.
  • November 9-ASG passes a bill that re-zoned parking lot 52 to be an “all permit” parking lot.
  • November 30-Senate calls for a committee to resolve the feuding between Greeks and dorm students. The feud was over parking spaces at various parking lots on campus.
  • December 7-Senate allocates funds to the Gay and Lesbian Student Association after lengthy debates. Senate also allocated funds to 14 other student groups.

1985

  • January 23-New ASG book exchange will operate over the phone. Students will be able to buy and sell books over the phone to increase efficiency.
  • February 1-Senate to vote on whether or not they can allocate funds to the GLSA due to its main goal of promoting a sexual preference. February 8-ASG President vetoes bill that would allocate funds to the GLSA.
  • February 15-ASG P resident explains the veto to the senators.
  • February 20-Seven students announce candidacy for ASG office, candidates also attend forum so that the students can get to know them better.
  • March 1-Students to vote on additional transit funding.
  • March 6-Candidates air views at the forum and call for a stronger ASG.
  • March 8-President Thompson told ASG that there will not be an increase in tuition in the next year.
  • March 9-Students to form group to protest against the GLSA funding.
  • March 13-Former ASG President Sarah Hicks honored as outstanding woman by female leadership at the U of A.
  • April 5-ASG executives take the oath of office.
  • April 12-ASG book trade by phone begins.
  • April 13-ASG allocations cut by $11,000.
  • April 26-Minority opinion submitted in senate requesting the review of the budget.
  • May 3-Senate ratifies the proposed budget for the school year. The budget limit was set at $135,000 for the 1985-86 school year.
  • November 20-Agriculture Chair speaks to the senate tonight and challenges them to make the U of A an even better place.
  • October 25-ASG calls for a more favorable drop-add change date.
  • October 30-ASG plans to launch Your Voice, an ASG sponsored newsletter, to inform the students about what is going on in their student government.
  • November 1-Senate holds 15 minute meeting to discuss the allocation of funds. President Mark Middleton announced that the new ASG newsletter would be funded out of savings in the office budget.
  • November 22-ASG votes down the Gay Lesbian Student Association fund request. The voting passed allocations to 14 student organizations, and denied 6 other organizations including the GLSA.
  • November 27-many organizations that did not receive funding complain that ASG did not allocate funds fairly. What students did not seem to understand is that ASG was not allowed to spend as much as they did last year. The university made that decision.
  • December 11-GLSA appeals the funding cut and the appeal was denied shortly after.
  • December 12-President Middleton attends Washington financial aid conference. The main topic at the conference was the future of student aid on college campuses.
  • December 13-Senate votes $550 to the returning student association.

1986

  • January 24-President Middleton announces to the senate that Ronald Reagan passed a bill that could lead to $50 million in student loan cuts.
  • January 31-the Arkansas T raveler is called into question for paying writers who submit stories. The senate claims that it goes against ASG code.
  • January 31-ASG proposes to limit election money that any student running in an election can spend. The beginnings of campaign spending limits are proposed.
  • February 5-Traveler editor’s salary cut to comply with ASG code (in response to the question of being paid too much).
  • February 7-ASG decides against the previous proposal to limit election spending.
  • March 7-ASG executives elected. Tom Thomas was elected to President after serving two terms as a senator.
  • March 8-Middleton announces that over ninety thousand students will not be able to qualify for Pell Grants next school year due to the Gramm-Rudman Budget Balancing Law.
  • September 12-GLSA sues the University of Arkansas for not granting them funds. The U of A requested to dismiss the trial but the request was subsequently denied.
  • September 12-Chancellor Ferritor challenged the student government to continue the good things that last year’s leaders did.
  • September 19-Doug Walker elected P resident pro-tempore.
  • November 9-ASG tables resolution to cut Traveler’s ‘A’ funds. The proposed bill would cut $20,000 from the Traveler

1987

  • February 11-Senate elections take place off campus. March 6-U of A implements cuts to least affect students . Although there is some impact, the financial committees tried their best to work around the cuts.
  • March 25-Andrea Bolstad elected ASG Secretary.
  • March 27-GLSA loses its lawsuit against the University of Arkansas, they will appeal the decision in the coming months.
  • April 10-ASG decides to allocate $150 to the Business Fraternity for various uses.
  • April 20-Senate hears the first of two readings for proposed ‘A’ fund budget for the 1987-88 school year.

1988

  • February 19-ASG votes in favor of a $15 activity fee every semester for the university programs office to hold events for students.
  • March 11-ASG postpones restructuring the Board of Publications until the Traveler becomes self-supporting.
  • November 18-ASG finance committee recommended the senate allocate more than $3,000 to eight campus groups. The Pakistan Culture Club and the American institute of Architecture were among the groups.
  • November 18-GLSA receives $50 of its $300 request.
  • December 7-President of ASG Doug Walker is accused of not holding his promised office hours.
  • December 9-Graduate students in English receive $400 in ‘B’ funds from ASG.
  • December 9-Allocation for GLSA increased from $50 to $200.

1989

  • February 23-ASG senate votes unanimously for a one week break during the fall semester.
  • March 29-Almost 2,000 votes went to the polls in last week’s election. Eric Munson was elected President of ASG for the 1989-90 school year.
  • April 5-ASG is noted in the Traveler as ‘taking control of its future’. This is positive for ASG considering the scrutiny it has been under in the past years.
  • April 7-ASG approves salary raises to all of its officers except the president.
  • April 12-Students must join a health insurance program before they are eligible to enroll in the university.
  • April 14-Former President Mark Middleton spoke at Senate encouraging ASG to continue its success, and to stress the importance of the organization as a whole.
  • April 28-Sheffield Nelson, possible gubernatorial candidate for the 1990 election, speaks to the Senate to encourage them to keep up the good work.
  • September 13-ASG officially proposes a fall break. The break would be one week in the middle of the fall semester.
  • September 20-ASG holds off campus senator elections, but due to a minor infraction the results were canceled. New results would be revealed after the rescheduled election time.
  • September 22-The bill that would give students a week break in the fall semester is officially brought to the floor for first reading.
  • October 27-35—different groups get $10,500 in ASG funds.
  • November 15-ASG will ask the Campus Council to reconsider its recent decision to allow students only five days after classes begin to drop a full semester course without receiving a ‘W’ on their transcript.

1992

  • February 28-Senate proposes a bill that requested the election commission to direct elections for executive officers in the off campus student’s association and put a freeze on OCSA ‘A’ funds until new officers are installed.
  • March 3-Presidential debates take place. Students begin to believe in the student government working for them and not just for their votes.
  • March 4-ASG President Jeff Harrelson reflects on the work done by ASG this year.
  • March 6-Presidential race set to pit Tim Cullen against Paul Udouj.
  • March 6-A resolution encouraging the installation of house phones in academic buildings is passed by ASG.
  • March 27-ASG requests longer bus hours for students that may have to stay on campus for longer periods of time after 5:00.
  • April 3-Senators propose a new athletic fee that would be automatic and cost students less to attend games and would provide more opportunities for students to attend games.
  • April 24-ASG Executive Committee meeting discusses a book swap that would allow students to swap books with no cash payments involved.
  • September 16-Financial Affairs committee to approve the construction of a third amphitheater.
  • September 16-Local doctor says students need to have more of a say in the recent hike in fees for healthcare.
  • September 18-Although U of A Financial Affairs planned to build amphitheater, the lot they proposed to use was the future site of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity.
  • September 24-ASG sponsors a self defense class to fewer rapes on campus.
  • September 25-ASG passes J-Board Bill that requires the Coordinator of Judicial Affairs to submit recommendations for board membership by the second Monday in April instead of the previously required third week in April.
  • September 30-UA Chancellor Daniel E. Ferritor reports plan to extend bus hours, and create more on campus parking for students.
  • October 2-ASG Trustee appreciation reception to take place.
  • October 7-Chancellor meets with Senate and urges that student voice is an important thing at the U of A. He charged the Senate to respond to what the students were saying in a positive way.
  • October 14-Bookstore review committee voted to recommend leasing the University Bookstore to a private party. The idea behind leasing it to a third party was to achieve better service for the students.
  • October 16-ASG works on publishing a health guide. The guide was in response to too many students going to the clinic for minor problems. The program will be geared toward freshmen.
  • November 10-ASG proposes drop date change. Supporters argued that it is unfair to ask a student to drop a class before they have even had a test. After passing senate, the resolution will be discussed among students and faculty in the coming month.
  • November 10-ASG is called upon to do more for the students. The article praised ASG for what it has done so far but still demands that they do more.
  • November 13-SEC student leaders plan a meeting of the minds to take place in Columbia, SC. The topics up for discussion are security and allocation of student fees back home.
  • November 20-Senate visualizes a new park to be put in place for student enjoyment. The park would go to the south of Reid hall and to the north of Maple Avenue.
  • November 25-As the semester winds to a close, the Campus Council Committee has not reached a conclusion on the add-drop bill. Students will have to wait three months to find out if more time to drop a class will be allowed.

1993

  • January 13-ASG officer reviews from the previous year highlight the positives that were accomplished. These are: a new bus route and increased participation in the teacher evaluations.
  • January 22-Senate debates changing the admission and transfer requirements. The proposed changes would allow for the waiving of certain fees for students that possess certain talents. As one might imagine, this was highly controversial.
  • January 29-ASG Senate passes a bill providing for a new bus route. The route would be labeled the ‘red’ route, but the route will be postponed due to lack of funds.
  • February 5-A bill was brought before the Senate that condemned gays in the military. The bill was eventually voted down.
  • February 10-An angry letter is sent to the editor of the Traveler for posting a picture of a senator under the ‘military is not for gays’ section. The picture was of a senator that voted against the bill, but the placement of the picture made it seem like she was the one who authored the bill.
  • February 17-ASG elections are scheduled for March 3.
  • February 19-A proposal for a new committee to monitor present and future fees that students may incur is put up for voting.
  • February 24-The much debated Add-drop resolution is finally approved in the Campus Council.
  • March 3-Senate to discuss hot button issues, including: a renovation of the Union, free condoms to students who pay the Health Care Fee, and a Student Fee Review Board.
  • March 5-Senate passed bill that would make each student pay $5 every year to generate money for a new student union.
  • March 5-After Wendy King won the presidential election, complaints of election fraud were filed with the commissioner. The complaint stated that an election official allegedly told students in line how to vote.
  • March 10-Election results suspended and the commissioner and staff to review complaints.
  • March 24-ASG votes for a new fee committee to monitor all expenses students might possibly incur.
  • April 2-Andy Davis, an ASG senator, was throw out of senate during a meeting for cursing. He was allowed to come back the next week, but was suspended for the rest of the evening.
  • April 9-New Student Government officers sworn in.
  • April 16-ASG Senators endorsed a student insurance plan that includes mandatory health insurance at today’s meeting.
  • April 23-Unhoused Greek organizations to have a representative in Student Senate.
  • September 24-Second senate election takes place off campus, but not without controversy. A ballot box at one of the locations was left unattended for approximately 40 minutes. The elections commissioner will investigate further.
  • September 24-More than 200 faculty and staff spaces at the ‘pit’ designated off-campus by parking and transit.
  • October 8-ASG votes against halting funds that keep the teacher evaluations up and running.
  • October 13-New ASG committee to be set in place to assess efficiency of the organization and to make suggestions to improve record keeping.
  • October 27-Campus Council voted down the possibility of having a basketball game the Saturday before finals.
  • October 29-ASG President Wendy King not allowed to escort the Homecoming Queen at the football game because of her gender.
  • November 5-Senate refuses to fund Cannabis Action Group due to the nature of what the group promotes. However, the group claims that it doesn’t promote smoking ‘pot’.