The student government meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19 started on a sad, yet also happy note. At the start of the meeting ASLCC senator Christian Mello gave up his senate seat to take up his new position as the Gender and Sexuality Diversity Advocate.Upon being voted into his new position it was proposed for the senate and all those in attendance to take part in a group hug. It was agreed and all meeting participants rose from their seats to take part in the hug.
Meeting attendees then each gave updates on current and past projects and events. Treasurer Ashley Jackson gave an update on the texbook affordability survey ASLCC had been conducting this past week. They met their goal for number of surveys collected. The results gave the overall picture that many students would be willing to use Open Educational Resources, a free online textbook. The survey was considered a “huge success.”
Other topics that were brought up included various events being planned and the success of the recent OSCC conference.
OSPIRG brought the meeting to a close, giving a report on the results from the public comment collection for their Clean Rivers campaign. OSPIRG exceeded their goal, collecting 1,050 comments. OSPIRG also announced two new campaigns.
The Go Solar campaign will attempt to increase the amount of energy Oregon residents receive from the sun. The second campaign, which they announced as their new “priority” campaign, is the Safe Antibiotics campaign, which would tackle the overuse of antibiotics in livestock.