Council Clippings

This edition of Council Clippings covers the UHR and GSS meetings from Nov. 4, 2008.

IFC jumps to Tier 2

A resolution approving Tier 2 assignment for the Interfraternity Council was approved. The status will give the Council, which represents 20 percent of Tech students, a larger budget and more freedom to implement their programs.

CSA denied funding for trip to the High

The Chinese Students’ Asociation (CSA) asked for a bill to fund tickets to the High museum for the “The First Emperor: China’s Terracotta Army” exhibit. The line requesting money for parking was struck because the club is expected to take public transportation to the High. The number of tickets funded was also cut in half, from 46 to 23 at a new total cost of $260. There was some discussion on the UHR floor about the actual scope of the event; some suggested that though it was open to all students, only CSA members would attend.

Many representatives also expressed concerns that it was unnecessary to fund tickets at all because Fulton County residents are allowed free entry to the High the first weekend of every month. Every Tech student is considered a Fulton County resident for the length of his or her stay. In the end, the bill failed to pass UHR by a vote of 12-29-1 and failed GSS 4-15-1.

Calculus: the Musical

The UHR and GSS approved Club Math’s request to fund the showing of Calculus: The Musical, which satirizes a calculus class. The musical will be shown in Howey Physics. The club expects it to be popular among students, especially freshmen. The bill was passed 33-9-0 in UHR and 22-3-1 in GSS.

Other business

A joint allocation to the Yellow Jacket Baseball Club was passed 34-2-2 in the UHR and failed 7-11-1 in GSS. A heavily amended bill to fund startup expenses for the Paintball Club also passed UHR 29-9-2 and failed GSS 8-10-1.

Another resolution to create the SGA position of accountant, with an annual salary of about $38,000, was deferred for consideration until next week because some representatives expressed concerns that they were not familiar enough with all the facts to make a decision yet.