In the final meeting of the 92nd sesssion of Student Congress, members had their say on a variety of issues, ranging from executive branch appointments to Snoop Dogg.
Student body president-elect Mary Cooper’s executive branch office appointees were approved by the body after they answered questions from members.
Zealan Hoover, Cooper’s pick for student body vice president, was asked if he had any intention of running for student body president.
He said he had considered it before, but would not if he became vice president. Adam Jutha, student body secretary nominee, also said he would not run.
Jutha, former chairman of the rules and judiciary committee, also explained comments made about the inefficacy of student government, saying he had experienced a change of heart.
“I took time away, and over the year I recognized there really is great potential to work together and propel ideas forward,” he said.
Hoover and Michelle Healy, the nominee for Honor Court chairwoman, were not present at the meeting and appeared via Skype.
Healy, Hoover and Jutha were approved by Student Congress along with Jon McCay, the nominee for student attorney general, and Zach Dexter, Cooper’s choice for student body treasurer.
Dakota Williams, current student body treasurer, attended the meeting to sponsor a bill to amend Title V, the section of the Student Code concerning financial affairs, such as the funding of student organizations.
The bill was introduced in both the finance committee and the rules and judiciary committee last week. While the finance committee passed the bill to the full body, the rules and judiciary committee reported the bill unfavorably.
Members needed a two-thirds vote to bring the bill to debate. The vote failed.