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GUSA Senate to reform ethics committee, urges paper-free classes

GUSA Senate to reform ethics committee, urges paper-free classes

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10/30/2019

The GUSA Senate passed legislation to reform the structure of the Ethics and Oversight Committee and approved a resolution urging the university to enact paper-free academic practices at their Oct. 27 meeting. Ethics and Oversight Committee Chair Zev Burton (SFS ’22) introduced legislation to amend the GUSA bylaws in order to reform the structure of…

Proposed Ethics Reforms Will Only Make GUSA More Corrupt

Proposed Ethics Reforms Will Only Make GUSA More Corrupt

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10/25/2019

This past summer, the Working Group on Reforms to the Senate Ethics and Oversight Committee prepared a report to propose solutions to many structural limitations that have undermined the Ethics Committee’s ability to provide proper oversight over GUSA. In the coming days, the Senate will consider a bill that will co-opt many of the suggestions…

GUSA Senate elects FinApp, supports survey petition

GUSA Senate elects FinApp, supports survey petition

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10/06/2019

The GUSA Senate elected the 12 members of the Finance and Appropriations Committee (FinApp), which allocates the student activities fee to student organizations, at their Oct. 6 meeting. They also passed two pieces of legislation, one supporting a petition dealing with the cultural climate survey, and one concerning Senate outreach.  The committee consists of nine…

GUSA Swears in New Senators, Elects Leadership

GUSA Swears in New Senators, Elects Leadership

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10/01/2019

The GUSA Senate swore in 12 new senators and elected Senate leadership for the coming year during the Sept. 29 meeting.  Sens. Juan Martinez (SFS ’20), and Samantha Moreland (COL ’21) were elected as Speaker and Vice-speaker of the Senate for the year. They had previously served in these respective capacities during the transition period….

GUSA Senate Invokes Disciplinary Measures on Hamilton

GUSA Senate Invokes Disciplinary Measures on Hamilton

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09/27/2019

The GUSA Senate met on Sept. 22 and passed three pieces of legislation concerning CAPS programming, the disciplinary steps for Sen. Peter Lee Hamilton (COL ’20) following impeachment, and the condemning of anti-immigrant rhetoric on campus.  Sen. Leo Teixeira (COL ’21) introduced his bill outlining the disciplinary measures for Sen. Hamilton to the Senate, which…

GUSA Impeaches but Fails to Remove Senator

GUSA Impeaches but Fails to Remove Senator

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08/29/2019

The GUSA Senate failed to remove Sen. Peter Lee Hamilton (COL ’20) at their Aug. 26 meeting. The vote was ten in favor of removal to six against—one vote away from the 11 needed for a two-thirds removal vote. Hamilton had been impeached by a simple majority in the Senate’s Aug. 12 meeting.  The articles…

GUSA Senate Lays out Goals for Summer

GUSA Senate Lays out Goals for Summer

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06/06/2019

The 14th GUSA Senate set forth its goals for the transition period in an act passed during its June 3 meeting. The legislation was sponsored by Senate transition leadership, Chair Juan Martinez (SFS ’20), Vice-chair Samantha Moreland (COL ’21) and Chair of Ethics and Oversight Leo Teixeira (COL ’21). The goals fell into the main…

GUSA Senate Elects Transition Chairs

GUSA Senate Elects Transition Chairs

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04/18/2019

The GUSA Senate met to to elect Senate transition chairs and determine representatives for the next day’s Constitutional Council Hearing on April 16. The positions included the transition chairs on two committees, Ethics and Oversight and Finance and Appropriations, as well as transition Chair and Vice-chair of the Senate. These positions will oversee the Senate’s…

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