This Page

has been moved to new address

Another blow to United Council

Sorry for inconvenience...

Redirection provided by Blogger to WordPress Migration Service
Wide White: Another blow to United Council

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Another blow to United Council

United Council - an organization that's supposed to represent University of Wisconsin System students - just lost another battle, and may lose funding from another school.
In a 14-5-2 vote, Senate passed a bill that established a special May 10 election, a date that some said was too close to finals week and didn't provide enough time for students to be educated on the issues.
Despite the cost of the election and the short notice, the senators overwhelmingly felt that they needed to give students an opportunity to get out of UC now rather than wait till next semester and give UC a chance to convince senators otherwise.

Good for them.

This last part was very telling.
Newly elected United Council President Guillermo Cuautle, who attended the meeting along with Vice President Kiley Williams, said that while he had hoped Senate would have taken students' busy schedules into consideration, he wasn't surprised at the outcome of the vote.

"A lot of feedback that I've been getting from students from Eau Claire has been about how our staff is not responding to students needs," he said. "We were expecting the outcome.
Considering that UW-Oshkosh and UW-Stout left in the last few years and this year UW-Platteville and UW-River Falls have left, yeah, I'd agree with that.

Now let's hope the students at UW-Eau Claire have the smarts to get out of UC while they can.



Post a Comment

<< Home