ASSOU Meeting 11/9 Recap

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The meeting was called to order at 6:06 PM, Tuesday, November 9th, with the land acknowledgment given right after. The agenda and minutes were approved with no objections given.

On November 9th, Dr. Richard Bailey was announced to be the new SOU President and will be starting on January 15th. An all ASSOU meeting will be held next Wednesday to deal with communication issues. Judicial is currently focusing on updating their bylaws and will have a meeting on Friday the 19th. Currently, Judicial has two positions open, both of which students can apply for on Handshake. Administration reveals the social justice and equality center is opening on January 12th and training for its team will be held on December 3rd. NRHH is currently finalizing a new constitution and looking to hire a vice president for finance.

There are currently problems with students who are trying to register for zero-cost classes, as well as finding a way to get feedback from students on zero cost classes. OSPIRG is currently working on a renewable energy petition and currently has 160 signatures, and they are also looking to do a coat drive.

Jeanne Stallman, Vice President of Government Relations & Outreach showed up to talk about a recent piece of legislation, house bill 2490. This was a recent bill passed by the Oregon government which centers on helping underrepresented students graduate. Currently, a task force has been formed to help with this. The task force will hold their first meeting on zoom next Thursday and wants students to attend so they can testify on their struggles towards graduating. Soon flyers will be made and posted around campus promoting the task force and meetings.

Three interviews were held for two different positions. One interview was held for the Director of Gender and Equality and two for the Director of Clubs and Activities. The interviews all together lasted 45 minutes, but a vote couldn’t be held as several members of ASSOU were not present at the time.

This Friday is Preview Day, the first one in over two years. The event is for students who are looking at attending SOU next year. An improv show hosted by SOU’s improv club The Next Best Thing will be held on November 19th at 5:00 PM in the Stevenson Union Arena and will be called ‘Happy Fallidays!’. The meeting was adjourned at 7:21 PM.

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