Council Clippings: This week in Student Government

This edition of Council Clippings covers the UHR and GSS meetings from Sept. 8 , 2009.

Collegiate Readership Program

The UHR passed a bill granting an additional $10,000 to the Collegiate Readership Program. This program distributes newspapers to students at various locations across campus. The intent of the program is to expose students to relevant information about the community and the world. The program currently has funding of over $30,000 per year, which covers the distribution of and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Due to rising newspaper costs and an increase in circulation, the bill was passed 38-6. The bill was postponed in GSS after a lengthy discussion on whether funding newspapers was wise, given the failing nature of the industry.


SGA approved a bill granting $3,485 to the TEAM Buzz service organization. !e bill was passed 41-4 in UHR and 16-0-0 in GSS. Each year, TEAM Buzz puts on a service day dedicated to serving the Atlanta community. Started in 1997, the event draws together over 2,000 students and alumni. !e event will be held on Oct. 10. Over 35 different projects will be available for students to participate in.


SGA also considered a bill providing funding for homecoming events, including the Wrek Parade and the homecoming concert. The Student Center is responsible for the planning and development of all homecoming events. A band has yet to be selected for the concert. The bill passed 41-4 in UHR and in GSS 9-6-1.