CUPB declines vote on Student Senate measure

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

The Council on University Planning and Budget declined to vote on an initiative to allow graduate students to apply for Student Senate representative on Friday.

The initiative was based on a proposed change to the Student Senate’s bylaws.

If approved, any student, graduate or undergraduate, with at least two years of attendance at Eastern could be appointed to the Senate.

During the meeting, Dave Emmerich, chair of CUPB, brought the matter to a vote by the CUPB board.

However, the board instead voted 11 to 3 to not vote on the bylaw change.

Some of the other topics discussed were creating a CUPB Welcome packet, which will help new members of the board become more adjusted, and a yearly calendar that would detail some of the events and various reports that CUPB covers.

Luis Martinez can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]