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Congress Shows Restraint in Allotting Funds

A tighter grip on student fees allocated toward bringing in campus speakers enabled the 82nd session of Student Congress to leave its 2001-2002 budget meeting with a $4,484.11 surplus.After a year in which Congress struggled with debt, representatives emphasized restraint in increasing the funds granted to student organizations."This is not the year we can afford to grow groups," said Mark Townsend, the chairman of the Finance Committee, in response to the Conference on Race, Class, Ethnicity and Gender's request for an escalation from its previous funds.The Black Student Mo

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SBP-Elect, Congress Square Off

Student Body President-elect Justin Young was subpoenaed by Student Congress on Sunday to explain a key campaign promise that some members fear could usurp legislative power.Members questioned whether Young's Student Empowerment Endowment could give the student body president budgetary powers reserved for Congress and set a precedent discouraging less wealthy students from running for student body president.But after discussing the matter with Young on Sunday , Congress decided to allocate Young his $2,400 stipend.SEE would use the student body president's stipend and private donation

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