Greek Council President
Impeachment Motion Dropped
Daniel LaRue, president of Kappa Delta Rho (KDR), filed a motion for the impeachment of Stephen DeVay, president of Greek Council. The motion cited DeVay, among other charges, had been neglecting his position and misrepresenting the Greek community, according to an email from LaRue.
When the Center for Campus Life (CCL) and Student Government (SG) tried to investigate these claims further, they received no response from the KDR chapter, said Matt Danna, president of SG. Due to the serious nature of the charges, both CCL and SG were obligated to look into the matter.
Shortly following the SG meeting, LaRue issued an email explaining that he had withdrawn the motion. “Hopefully this motion does not weaken the Greek Community,” LaRue said in his email.
Jim Yarrington, director of Campus Planning and Design & Construction Services, outlined the progress of capital improvement on campus. In his presentation, Yarrington noted that there were about $200 million in funds allocated for construction on campus.
Most visibly, the new Campus Life Center is slated for an early completion.
“The original completion date was January 2010, we’re going to beat that … by Thanksgiving Day, we should be in there and happy,” said Yarrington. This announcement was met by resounding whoops and hollers from the senate, whose new office will be in the building.
The project cost was approximately $3 million and will provide 30 thousand square feet of space, Yarrington said.
Other notable construction projects include Global Village, bike path improvement, and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability.
Proposal to Revise SG Bylaws
Jackie Robinson, vice president of SG, introduced a proposed change to the bylaws regarding the election of the freshman and graduate senators.
Under the current guidelines, both senators cannot be elected until winter quarter. According to Robinson, by the time the senators take their seat at SG, they don’t have enough time to be effective.
The proposal will allow for the vice president of SG to determine the appropriate method and time for the election of the senators.
The senate will vote on the changes at the next meeting, as per SG procedures for bylaw changes.