Session XV

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*'''[[The Daily Gay Marriage Controversy]]''': [[http://dailyuw.com/collection/2008/11/25/gay-marriage/ An article]] by ''[[The Daily]]'' columnist John Fay prompted an outcry from many students, as well as [[http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/lecture-to-the-editor/Content?oid=833629 attention from outside media outlets]], because of its perceived attack on the LGBT Community. In response, the [[Student Senate]] passed [[http://senate.asuw.org/legislation/15/R/R-15-19.html R-15-19]], sponsored by [[Jason Padvorac]], which defended the right of ''The Daily'' to print the article but condemned its content.
 
*'''[[The Daily Gay Marriage Controversy]]''': [[http://dailyuw.com/collection/2008/11/25/gay-marriage/ An article]] by ''[[The Daily]]'' columnist John Fay prompted an outcry from many students, as well as [[http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/lecture-to-the-editor/Content?oid=833629 attention from outside media outlets]], because of its perceived attack on the LGBT Community. In response, the [[Student Senate]] passed [[http://senate.asuw.org/legislation/15/R/R-15-19.html R-15-19]], sponsored by [[Jason Padvorac]], which defended the right of ''The Daily'' to print the article but condemned its content.
  
*'''[[Proposal to Bring Tent City to Campus]]''': The [[Student Senate]] overwhelmingly passed a controversial resolution ([[http://senate.asuw.org/legislation/15/R/R-15-21.html R-15-21]]) endorsing a proposal to bring Tent City III to the University of Washington campus the following year. The resolution followed similar action by the [[GPSS]] and [[Faculty Senate]].
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*'''[[Proposal to Bring Tent City to Campus]]''': The [[Student Senate]] overwhelmingly passed a controversial resolution ([[http://senate.asuw.org/legislation/15/R/R-15-21.html R-15-21]]) endorsing a proposal to bring Tent City III to the University of Washington campus the following year. The resolution followed similar action by the [[GPSS]] and [[Faculty Senate]]. UW President [[Mark Emmert]] rejected the proposal over the summer.
  
 
*'''[[Elimination of UW Swim Teams]]''': Due to the budget crisis, the UW Athletic Director announced on May 1, 2009 that men's and women's swim teams would be cut. The [[Student Senate]] condemned the decision in [[http://senate.asuw.org/legislation/15/R/R-15-31.html R-15-31]].
 
*'''[[Elimination of UW Swim Teams]]''': Due to the budget crisis, the UW Athletic Director announced on May 1, 2009 that men's and women's swim teams would be cut. The [[Student Senate]] condemned the decision in [[http://senate.asuw.org/legislation/15/R/R-15-31.html R-15-31]].

Latest revision as of 18:13, 16 February 2010

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  • Dawg Dish: The Senate endorsed the resolution by Dawg Dish Editor-in-Chief and Student Senator Tunny Vann to recommend the creation of a taskforce by the Board of Directors to support Dawg Dish. The BOD vetoed the resolution.
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