FUSG unanimously passes bylaws, constitution changes

Christopher Dacanay
Sports Editor

Franciscan University Student Government (FUSG) surpassed its required two-thirds senate majority vote by unanimously passing the changes made to the FUSG constitution and bylaws at its 11 a.m. Wednesday meeting.

Spring Bill No. 69 passed the list of amendments proposed by the FUSG Rules and Order Committee. Furthermore, Spring Bill No. 70 passed the list of amendments for the FUSG bylaws chosen by the Rules and Order Committee.

The respective changes for the constitution and bylaws were discussed and agreed upon at FUSG’s constitutional convention March 25-27.

The two bills’ amendments sought to further transparency and to establish a line of communication between FUSG and the student body, senior President Aled McKenna said.

McKenna said a hearing regarding election code violations brought up by student body members occurred Tuesday night, overseen by the Rules and Order Committee.

McKenna said that, in the case of an appeal by either party involved in the hearing, interim justices would be appointed due to current justices’ involvement with student government campaigns.

Spring Bill No. 70 reallocated $673 from Spring Bill No. 63. Originally, the funds paid for transportation for the Byzantine Club’s retreat to Holy Resurrection Monastery in St. Nazianz, Wisconsin; now, the funds have been reallocated to be a donation to the monastery.

Spring Bill No. 66 allocated $50 to the Catholic Agrarian Club to pay a stipend for a speaker. Spring Bill No. 67 allocated $106.68 to the club for supplies to fix its shed, damaged by wind, and Spring Bill No. 68 reallocated $146.98 from last semester to the club for the same purpose.

Comments from McKenna:
The Student Government on the Hill survey event will occur April 4.
FUSG’s next hilltop cleanup will be April 23.
The demolition party in Assisi Heights will be May 4 at 3:30 p.m.
There will be an academic banquet May 12 to honor seniors for their accomplishments.

Senior treasurer Molly Propson said FUSG’s contingency fund is $3,085, and the total funds spent this semester equal $10,739.

Senior Secretary Emily Adams and junior Chief Justice Aidan Gavin were excused from the meeting.

FUSG meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the St. Leo Room of the J.C. Williams Center. However, the April 6 meeting will be in Room 200 of Saints Cosmas and Damian Hall.