Resolutions, Legislation & Proclamations

Resolutions are statements of position on a particular issue by the Associated Students Board, acting as representatives of the students of Humboldt State University. The resolutions are listed by the date on which they were passed.

2004

Resolution supporting Car Free Day

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE 1st ANNUAL HSU CAR-FREE DAY

Approved 09/08/03

Whereas, The Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states that "The Associated Studentsäó¢íó_äó¢íó__[shall] provide an
official voice through which students' opinions may be expressed; and to stimulate the educational, social, physical, and cultural well-being of the University community;" and

Whereas, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University supports and values environmental responsibility that generates ecological vitality and a common respect for our integral connection to natural resource consumption, utilization and potential depletion, and

Whereas, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University upholds a commitment to commend and partake in acts of environmental activism that educate the community on issues of pollution, alternative means of living,, and the wise use of natural resources, and

Whereas, The 1st Annual HSU Car-Free Day is an event dedicated to educating the campus community on alternative transportation while stressing the hazards of over-reliance upon fossil fuels and the correlating damage that Carbon Dioxide yields upon the Earthäó¢íó_í_Œés atmosphere, and

Whereas, The HSU Car-Free Day advocates awareness of environmental issues and mobilizes people to actively confront one's impact on the environment by way of fun and interactive education, and

Whereas, The 2003 HSU Car-Free Day will be held on September 22, 2003.
Therefore be it

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially supports and commends the actions of HSU Car-Free Day, and the HSU students, faculty, staff and administrators who have taken it upon themselves to organize and facilitate this event, specifically the HSU Alternative Transportation Club and HSU Parking Services; be it further

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourages active participation in this event amongst our students, staff, and faculty; participation includes utilizing an alternative means of transportation than that of an automobile for the duration of September 22, 2003; said means of alternative transportation can include, but is not limited to, walking, bicycling, skateboarding, taking the bus, or carpooling; be it further
Resolved, That the Associated Students of Humboldt State University recommend that this event take place within a campus parking lot to accentuate the actualization of our commitment to äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_Strive not to Driveäó¢íó_í_Œ, (this recommendation holds true as long as the event organizers provide ample notice to the campus community that the specific parking lot will not be available for the duration of September 22, 2003.)

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to, HSU President Rollin Richmond, Vice-President of Student Affairs Dr. Steven Butler, Academic Provost Richard Vrem, HSU Department chairs, the HSU Academic Senate, HSU Alternative Transportation Club, HSU's Campus Recycling Center, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, the HSU Parking and Transportation Committee, HSU Parking and Transportation Services, the California State Student Association, the City of Arcata, the HSU Lumberjack, and the local media.

Authored by: Gretchen Kinney, A.S. President

__________________________________ ______________________________
Christopher Cook, College Representative Dusty Duley, College Representative
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Natural Resources & Sciences

__________________________________ ______________________________
Kelley Kiesling Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF PROPOSITION 66

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF PROPOSITION 66

Approved 10/25/04

Whereas, California's Three Strikes Law currently fails to set reasonable parameters
for what qualifies as a second and third strike; and

Whereas, 65% of inmates serving second and third strike sentences were convicted
of non-violent, non-serious offenses, some serving life sentences for
burglary of unoccupied homes, recreational drug use, and shoplifting; and

Whereas, The discretion currently given to prosecutors to seek second and third
strikes on non-violent offenses results in arbitrary and unjust sentences;
and

Whereas, The three strikes law is applied disproportionately to communities of color
and poverty. Currently, 71% of three strikers are African American or
Latino. Caucasian offenders are far less likely to receive strikes for both
non-violent and violent crimes; and

Whereas, The three strikes law supports the rapidly growing Prison Industrial
Complex in the State of California, and

Whereas, California has been dealing with severe budget deficits resulting in over
3/4 billion dollars being reduced from the CSU General Fund allocation
over the past three years; and

Whereas, Our State spends 5.6 billion dollars annually on incarceration and only
4.3 billion on higher education; and

Whereas, CSU students have suffered fee increases, while the prison industry has
seen their budgets increase; and

Whereas, Proposition 66 "Limitation on "Three Strikes Law" Sex Crimes
Punishment Initiative Statute", seeks to require that increased sentences
under the three strikes law only apply in the case of violent and serious felonies, and

Whereas, Proposition 66 redefines violent and serious felonies for the purpose of the
three strikes statute so that only the most violent and heinous crimes are
considered for strikes; and

Whereas, Proposition 66 ensures the safety of our communities by increasing the
mandatory sentences for child molestation; and

Whereas, Preliminary fiscal analysis has revealed Proposition 66 will generate
hundreds of millions of dollars annually in savings to the State of
California, and

Whereas, These savings could be funneled into higher education and college
preparation programs; therefore be it

Resolved, That The Associated Students formally endorse Proposition 66 and it will
hereby incorporate education on Proposition 66 and the Prison Industrial
Complex into our Get Out The Vote efforts; therefore be it further

Resolved, That copies of this Resolution be sent, but not limited to HSU President
Rollin Richmond, the HSU Academic Senate, the California State
Student Association, the Lumberjack Newspaper, and the local media.

Authored by:

Manuel Fonseca, Representative
California State Student Association

Approved by:

Kyle Zeck,
A.S. Legislative Vice President

Samantha Williams-Gray
A.S. President

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Resolution opposing the Creno / RPI Proposition

RESOLUTION OPPOSING PROPOSITION 54

Adopted 03/24/03
Amended 09/08/03

Whereas, The Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states that "The Associated Students…[shall] provide an official voice through which students' opinions may be expressed;" and

Whereas, Humboldt State University and the Associated Students of Humboldt State University support and value diversity, a concept that creates a multi-faceted network of cross-cultural ideas, perspectives, and opinions which provide an invaluable portion of our education, and

Whereas, The Classification of Race, Ethnicity, and National Origin (CRENO) Initiative, otherwise known as the Racial Privacy Initiative (RPI), aims to inhibit California's ability to gather data on race, ethnicity, color, or national origin in the operation of public education, public contracting, or public employment, and

Whereas, the CRENO Initiative would eliminate the gathering of valuable racial and ethnic data that is vital to identifying, tracking, and rectifying racial or ethnic disparities in access to public higher education, academic achievement, hate crimes, and incidents of discrimination, and

Whereas, The elimination of such data will have detrimental effects on our university's ability to address issues of racial /ethnic disparity as it relates to admissions and outreach, perform undergraduate/graduate research which includes issues of ethnicity and race, or identify and rectify discrepancies in hiring, promotion, and compensation practices within the Humboldt State University community, and

Whereas, The CRENO Initiative will not move our nation toward becoming a color-blind society, but will induce barriers to public higher education and obscure statewide racial/ethnic discrepancies, and

Whereas, The California State Student Association and the University of California Student Association have already publicly opposed this initiative and

Whereas, The Classification of Race, Ethnicity, and National Origin (CRENO)
Initiative, otherwise known as the Racial Privacy Initiative (RPI), is now known as PROPOSITION 54 on the October 7, 2003 California ballot,
Therefore, be it

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially take a unified stance against the CRENO Initiative; be it further

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University will work in collaboration with other organizations that oppose this initiative and organize to defeat it; be it futher

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University urges the Academic Senate of Humboldt State University, President Rollin Richmond, the CSU Board of Trustees, and Chancellor Reed to take similar actions to oppose the CRENO Initiative; be it further

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University amend the
title of the RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE CRENO/RPI
PROPOSITION (Adopted 03/24/2003) to be, the RESOLUTION
OPPOSING PROPOSITION 54 (Amended 9/08/03).

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to, HSU President Rollin Richmond, the HSU Academic Senate, HSU's Multi-Cultural
Center, the California State Student Association, the University of California Student Association, the CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed, State Assembly Member Patty Berg, State Senator Wes Chesbro, Governor Gray Davis, the HSU Lumberjack, and the local media.

Authored by:
Gretchen Kinney,
President, Associated Students, Humboldt State University

Amended by:
Manolo Platin, HSU Representative
California State Student Association

__________________________________ ______________________________
Christopher Cook, College Representative Dusty Duley, College Representative
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Natural Resources & Sciences

__________________________________ ______________________________
Kelley Kiesling Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE HSU DIVERSITY ACTION PLAN

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF THE HSU DIVERSITY ACTION PLAN

Approved 10/25/04

Whereas, the Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states, "he Associated Students…[shall] assist in the protection of the rights and interests of the individual student and the student body; provide services and programs as deemed necessary by the corporation to meet the needs of the students and campus community; and to stimulate the educational, social physical, and cultural well-being of the University community;" and,

Whereas, the Associated Students of Humboldt State University supports and values diversity while upholding a commitment to commend and partake in acts of social justice that educate the campus and community on issues of diversity,
and

Whereas, HSU President Rollin Richmond said in his inauguration address, "Multicultural views of disciplines, including some scientific disciplines, have brought the realization that most of us teach and learn within cultural settings that may influence and sometimes badly distort our perceptions. Moreover, a diverse set of cultural perspectives has demonstrated clearly that students learn in different ways, and if we wish to help students learn well, we need to be well aware of these differences in learning styles;" and,

Whereas, President Richmond has further stated, "My goals for Humboldt State
University is that it: Be student-centered; Promote diversity of people
and perspectives; Practice social and environmental responsibility; Be a
role model for community involvement;" and

Whereas, President Richmond said, "We owe it to our students to prepare them for the inevitable world they will face as they pursue their careers. If they do not come to understand and respect a variety of people and cultures, they will not fair well…Diversity is an issue of social responsibility. We owe it to ourselves and our community to work together to make a faster and fairer progress in our efforts to diversify this campus;" and,

Whereas, the proposed HSU Diversity Action Plan has been well thought out,
thoroughly researched, and all encompassing of issues that have continued
be ignored in past years; therefore be it,

Resolved, that The Associated Students support the implementation of the Humboldt
State University Diversity Action Plan and be it further,

Resolved, that The Associated Students call upon the HSU campus community to take
action in the implementation of the Diversity Action Plan, and be it further,

Resolved, that this resolution be sent, but not limited to the following: HSU President Rollin Richmond, Vice President Richard Vrem, Vice President Steven Butler, Vice President Carl Coffey, Interim Vice President Burt Nordstrom, Dean Donna Schafer, Dean Susan Higgins, Dean Karen Carlton, Interim Dean Robert Snyder, Dean James Howard, Dean Val Phillips, Interim Dean Jean Butler, Director of Diversity and Compliance Helen Jones, Director of Student Life Rees Hughes, The HSU Academic Senate, The California State Student
Association, The Lumberjack Newspaper, and members of the local media.

Authored by:

Samantha Williams-Gray
President, Associated Students

Approved by:

Kyle Zeck
A.S. Legislative Vice President

Samantha Williams-Gray
A.S. President

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Resolution supporting a CSU Sustainability Policy

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING A CSU SUSTAINABILITY POLICY Adopted 9/22/03

Whereas, the Associated Students (AS) is the official voice of the students of Humboldt State University; and,

Whereas, Humboldt State University has a long history of advocating environmental and sustainable responsibility; and,

Whereas, the Humboldt State University's Strategic Plan states its vision for the future is to "provide a socially and environmentally responsible education"; and,

Whereas, Humboldt State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as being "environmentally and socially responsible"; and,

Whereas, the current budget climate in California has a strong connection to the state's recent energy crisis; and,

Whereas, the Associated Students General Election of 2003 saw students pass a ballot initiate regarding HSU Green Building by an overwhelming majority of 91%; and,

Whereas, the US Green Building council developed the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System as a voluntary, consensus-based, market-drive building rating system based on existing technology that evaluates environmental performance from a "whole building" perspective; and,

Whereas, LEED Silver-rated buildings cost no more than non-LEED buildings when the appropriate design concepts, technologies, and materials are incorporated at the beginning of the design process; and,

Whereas, one year ago, the University of California (UC) used no clean energy and had no standards for green buildings, yet the UC Board of Regents passed a sustainability policy in July 2003 committing the installation of 10 megawatts (equivalent to power used by 5,000 homes) of renewable energy across the 10 campuses, the purchase of 10% of the university's utility purchased energy from clean energy sources immediately and ramping up to 20% by 2017, and the reduction of systemwide energy use to 10% below 2000 levels by 2017, with a commitment to build all future UC construction projects to LEED equivalent standards; and,

Whereas, the CSU is the largest system of public Higher Education in the world and is a driving force in every sector of the California economy, exerting a tremendous influence over environmental, economic, and social policies; and,

Whereas, it is the duty of the CSU Board of Trustees to work with students, staff, faculty and administration within the CSU system to address the pressing issues facing our state, nation, and world by directing our environmental, economic and social policies into a responsible strategy that ensures the well-being of current and future generations; and,

Whereas, the CSU Chancellor's Office has already begun to call together a committee on environmental standards for all CSU buildings: therefore, be it

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially call upon the CSU Board of Trustees to adopt a policy that all new and renovated buildings at CSU campuses be designed and built to a LEED Silver rating or higher (without binding the CSU to actually pursue LEED certifications); and be it further

Resolved, that The Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially call upon the HSU Administration to design and construct the Behavioral and Social Sciences Building to a LEED Silver rating or higher.

Resolved, that the CSU Board of Trustees direct that 50 percent or more of the system's energy be derived from clean, renewable sources, with at least 25 percent generated onsite by solar, wind, fuel cell, and or other clean, renewable sources; and be it further

Resolved, that copies of this Resolution be sent, but not limited to, Board of Trustees Chair Debra S. Farar, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed, HSU President Rollin Richmond, HSU Vice-President of Administrative Affairs, HSU Director of Physical Services Bob Schulz, the HSU Academic Senate, the California State Student Association, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, the HSU Lumberjack, and the local media.

Authored by:
Manolo Platin, HSU Representative
California State Student Association

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2003

Associated Students' Response to HSU Budget Reduction

ASSOCIATED STUDENT'S RESPONSE TO HSU BUDGET REDUCTION

ADOPTED NOVEMBER 4, 2002

Whereas, Humboldt State University is facing budget cuts and will likely be

facing more budget cuts in the near future; and

Whereas, Access to higher education, retention, and matriculation rates are always negatively impacted by an increase of average unmet need; and,

Whereas, Students at Humboldt State University already rely heavily on financial aid and the services that the school provides; therefore, be it

Resolved, Budget reductions at all times should take into consideration how that reduction will effect the student body as a whole, as well as,
how the reduction will effect access to higher education at HSU; furthermore, be it

Resolved, Reductions of classes that allow students the ability to attend Humboldt
State University reduces access to higher education and should be
avoided; furthermore, be it

Resolved, Imposing new academic commitments and costs on already strained
student fee budgets should not be considered as an appropriate method
for dealing with lean state and federal budgets; these programs are vital to
student life and the academic experience and should remain as shared
commitments between the university and students; furthermore, be it

Resolved, Elimination of non-academic services that would impact the health and
well-being of the student body should not be considered for budget cuts;
furthermore, be it

Resolved, Other cuts to non-academic services should be evaluated on the basis
of criteria which include:
if/how the service gives aid to students in need on
campus,
if/how this service provides job training or jobs to
students on campus,
if/how the service promotes personal growth of the
students involved;
furthermore, be it

Resolved, This resolution shall be sent to, but not limited to HSU President
Richmond; all Vice-Presidents; all College Deans; all Department Heads;
Academic Senate; all budgeting committees on HSU campus; CSSA,
The Lumberjack; KRFH; and other local media.

Authored by: Emilia Patrick

________signature on file____________ ___ signature on file_______
Samantha Williams Dusty Duley
CAHSS Representative CNRS Representative

__________________________ __________________________
Manuel Fonseca Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

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Resolution in Response to the California State Budget Crisis

RESOLUTION IN RESPONSE TO THE CALIFORNIA STATE BUDGET CRISIS

Adopted February 10, 2003

Whereas, The future of California depends on an educated populace to form a solid and
dependable economy, and

Whereas, the California State budget deficit of approximately $30 billion can only be resolved
now and prevented in the future if the Governor, the Legislature, and the Board of
Trustees maintain their commitment to an educated California by insuring affordable
access to the California State University, and

Whereas, Governor Gray Davis stated, October 25, 2002, äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_I know that every time we raise
student fees, we freeze our students, we deny them the opportunity for an unparalleled
educationäó¢íó_í_Œ, and

Whereas, the Associated Students at Humboldt State University clearly stated their position by
adopting a Resolution in Opposition to Student-Fee Increases (December 13, 2002)
and articulated their priorities for planning budget cuts in the adopted resolution
Associated Student's Response to HSU Budget Reduction (November 4, 2002), and

Whereas, the Board of Trustees has already imposed an ill-advised, much opposed mid-year fee
increase of 10% for undergraduate and 15% for graduate students, and

Whereas, the practice of shared governance was not faithfully executed by the CSU statewide
administration during the mid-year fee increase that the Board of Trustees imposed
with no student input, no warning, and at a strategically inconvenient time for students,
and

Whereas, the Governoräó¢íó_í_Œés budget as offered to the Legislature assumes that the Board of Trustees
will compensate for budget cuts by generating revenue through a further increase in
student fees, and

Whereas, CSU Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer Richard West said that
äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_the 2003-04 budget proposed by the Governor assumes annual fee revenue for the CSU
of $212.2 million, which would be generated from the current year increase in student
fees and an additional undergraduate fee increase of 25% percent ($396) and a graduate
fee increase of 20% ($348).äó¢íó_í_Œ (from the Public Summary of the January 28-29, 2003,
Board of Trustees Meeting)

Whereas, The Governor has shown that he has not heard the recognized voice of the students
from Humboldt State University or the California State University as a whole, as shown
by the expectation of the revenue generation through an increase in student fees, and

Whereas, the Governor has kept the student voice from the table by itemizing the cuts
that the CSU will be expected to make in the coming fiscal year, therefore be it

Resolved, that the Associated Students of HSU stand with the California State Student
Association, the students of the University of California and the students of the
California Community College in direct opposition to any additional increase in
student fees, and be it further

Resolved, at the statewide level the Associated Students of HSU will remain dedicated to
collaborating with the Governor, the State Legislature, and statewide administrative
bodies to shape the higher education communityäó¢íó_í_Œés response to the California budget
crisis, upholding the promise of shared governance, and be it further

Resolved, at the campus level, that the Associated Students of HSU will remain dedicated
to collaborating with the administration, the Academic Senate and staff and auxiliary
representatives to shape the Humboldt State University communityäó¢íó_í_Œés response to the
California budget crisis, upholding the promise of shared governance, and be it
further

Resolved, that the Associated Students of HSU will respond to the proposed fee increases
with an education campaign to insure that students are prepared to adjust their
budgets if the Board of Trustees persists on the course they have laid out in their
most recent meeting, and be it further

Resolved, the Associated Students of HSU will continue to work with the CSSA to speak
for students in the Capital, as the recognized voice of CSU students, 407,000
strong, and be it further

Resolved, that this resolution be sent be sent, but distribution not limited to HSU
President Rollin Richmond and the Executive Committee, the HSU Academic Senate
Executive Committee, the CSSA Board of Directors, CSU Board of Trustees,
Chancellor Charles Reed, State Assembly Member Patty Berg, State Senator
Wes Chesbro, and Governor Gray Davis, HSU Lumberjack.

Authored by:

Caitlin Gill,
California State Student Association Representative

__________________________________ _______________________________
Gretchen Kinney Manuel Fonseca
Associated Students President Legislative Vice President

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Resolution Supporting the Day of Silence Project

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE DAY OF SILENCE PROJECT

Adopted 3/24/03

Whereas, The Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University
states, "The Associated Studentsäó¢íó_äó¢íó__[shall] assist in the protection of the rights
and interests of the individual student and the student body; provide services and
programs as deemed necessary by the corporation to meet the needs of the student
and campus community; and to stimulate the educational, social, physical, and
cultural well-being of the University community; and

Whereas, Humboldt State University and the Associated Students of Humboldt State
University support and value diversity, which is not limited to different ethnicities
and cultures, but also includes gender and sexual orientation, and

Whereas, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University uphold a commitment to
commend and partake in acts of social justice that educate the community on
issues of diversity and extend opportunities of equal rights for all people, and

Whereas, The Day of Silence Project is a international student-led action day that protests
the discrimination, harassment and abuse faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender (LGBT) people and their allies, and

Whereas, The Day of Silence Project advocates awareness of diversity issues and mobilizes
people of all sexual orientations and gender identities who support lesbian, gay,
bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights to take a vow of silence to recognize and
protest the silence that LGBT people face each day, and

Whereas, The 2003 Day of Silence will be held on April 9th. Therefore be it

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially support and
commend the actions of the Day of Silence Project, and the HSU students who
have taken it upon themselves to organize and facilitate this event; be it further

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University encourages active
participation in this event amongst our students, staff, and faculty; participation
includes taking a vow of silence for the duration of April 9th 2003 until the hour
of 5pm at which time participants will gather on the UC Quad for the "Breaking
the Silence" followed by coalition building, socializing, and empowerment
activities; be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to, HSU President Rollin Richmond, Vice-President of Student Affairs Dr. Steve Butler, Academic Provost
Richard Vrem, HSU Department chairs, the HSU Academic Senate, HSU's Multi-
Cultural Center, the California State Student Association, the HSU Lumberjack, and the local media.

Authored by: Gretchen Kinney

_____________________________________ ______________________________
Samantha Williams James Corcoran
AHSS Representative RHA Representative

_____________________________________ ______________________________
Manuel Fonseca Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

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Resolution for Ballot Initiative Regarding HSU Green Building Design

Resolution for Ballot Initiative Regarding
HSU Green Building Design

Adopted 4/7/03

WHEREAS: The general student election is forthcoming on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of April, 2003; and,

WHEREAS: The Associated Students of Humboldt State University believe students have a right to a democratic process which allows us to make decisions about issues that govern our lives,

WHEREAS: Humboldt State University has a long history of advocating environmental and sustainable responsibility, as demonstrated within our curriculum, campus organizations, and research fellowships; and,

WHEREAS: Humboldt State University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as being "environmentally and socially responsible"; and

WHEREAS: There exists a strong connection between the current state budget crises and our state's recent energy crises, which thus creates an urgency to establish appropriate means for continued dedication to sustainable designs and technologies; and be it

RESOLVED: That the following question be placed on the Student General Election Ballot for the election taking place on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of April, 2003:

1) Should Humboldt State University incorporate sustainable building designs, as recommended by the Governoräó¢íó_í_Œés executive order D16, in all future buildings at HSU?
A) Yes
B) No

2) As a part of the inclusion of sustainable building designs, should Humboldt State University incorporate Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards in the construction of all future buildings at HSU?
A) Yes
B) No

And furthermore, be it

RESOLVED: That copies of the results of this ballot question will be sent to, but not limited to, President Rollin Richmond, the Academic Provost, Dr. Steven Butler, Vice-President of Student Affairs, Carl Coffey, Vice President of Administrative Affairs, Bob Schulz, Director of Physical Services, the Academic Senate, the California State Student Association, the Sustainable Task Force Club, the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology, the Lumberjack and the local media.

Authored by: April Armstrong, Gretchen Kinney, Molly Jacobs & Emilia Patrick

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Resolution Supporting the Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program at Humboldt

Resolution Supporting the Creation of a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program at HSU

Adopted October 21, 2002

Whereas: Diversity in education is not only limited to different ethnicities and cultures
but also includes gender and sexual orientation; and

Whereas: All oppressions are interconnected, and through Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,
and Transgender (LGBT) issues, we will also be looking at other oppressive
forces, such as sexism, racism, classism, ageism, etc.; and,

Whereas: HSU is responsible for countering discriminatory attitudes through an
educational curriculum that offers an opportunity to discuss, dismantle,
and deconstruct oppression in its many forms; and,

Whereas: A LGBT Studies Program will increase dialogue and community among
our students, faculty, staff, and administration at HSU. Attached are letters
and petitions showing the existing fevor for such action to take place; and,

Whereas: Our educational institution should provide students with a medium for
analysis, inquiry, and critique that reflects the many diversities within our
student population and larger community; and,

Whereas: A LGBT Studies Program would provide additional opportunities to meet
HSU's obligation to provide educational programs to combate hate. Cal. Ed.
Code 66252 B states "California's postsecondary educational institutions
have an affirmative obligation to combat racism, sexism, and other forms of
bias, and a responsibility to provide equal educational opportunity;" and,

Whereas: An evident desire for a LGBT Studies Program has been expressed by
potential and current students, faculty, and staff of HSU; and

Whereas: Hate-crimes are a reality in the US, California, Arcata and on campus at
HSU, and often go unreported or ignored. A LGBT Studies Program would
help create a safer community for queer students, thus hopefully reducing the number of violent, dangerous and possibly deadly hate-crimes in the future; and therefore be it,

Resolved: That we, as the Associated Students of HSU, feel it is time for our institution
to join leading California State Universities such as San Francisco, Long
Beach, Los Angeles, and San Jose, in the movement toward increasing
diversity in higher education and create a LGBT Program; be it further,

Resolved: This resolution shall be sent to, but not limited to, US President Bush; HSU
President Richmond; Vice President of Student Affairs, Steven Butler; Vice
President of Academic Affairs; the University Curriculum Committee; Dawn
Hill, and the Office of Diversity and Compliance; the Academic Senate; all
College Deans; all department heads; the Multi-Cultural Center; and the Queer
Student Union.

A

uthored by: Julie Gallegos and James Showalter-Garcia

________________________________ ______________________________
Amy Muslin Kelley Kiesling
All University Representative AS Professional Studies Representative

_______________________________ ______________________________
Manuel Fonseca Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

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Resolution Opposing the Creno/RPI Proposition

RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE CRENO/ RPI PROPOSITION

Adopted 3/24/03

Whereas, The Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states that "The Associated Studentsäó¢íó_äó¢íó__[shall] provide an official voice through which students' opinions may be expressed;" and

Whereas, Humboldt State University and the Associated Students of Humboldt State University support and value diversity, a concept that creates a multi-faceted network of cross-cultural ideas, perspectives, and opinions which provide an invaluable portion of our education, and

Whereas, The Classification of Race, Ethnicity, and National Origin (CRENO) Initiative, otherwise known as the Racial Privacy Initiative (RPI), aims to inhibit California's ability to gather data on race, ethnicity, color, or national origin in the operation of public education, public contracting, or public employment, and

Whereas, the CRENO Initiative would eliminate the gathering of valuable racial and ethnic data that is vital to identifying, tracking, and rectifying racial or ethnic disparities in access to public higher education, academic achievement, hate crimes, and incidents of discrimination, and

Whereas, The elimination of such data will have detrimental effects on our university's ability to address issues of racial /ethnic disparity as it relates to admissions and outreach, perform undergraduate/graduate research which includes issues of ethnicity and race, or identify and rectify discrepancies in hiring, promotion, and compensation practices within the Humboldt State University community, and

Whereas, The CRENO Initiative will not move our nation toward becoming a color-blind society, but will induce barriers to public higher education and obscure statewide racial/ethnic discrepancies, and

Whereas, The California State Student Association and the University of California Student Association have already publicly opposed this initiative. Therefore be it

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially take a unified stance against the CRENO Initiative; be it further

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University will work in collaboration with other organizations that oppose this initiative and organize to defeat it; be it futher

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University urges the Academic Senate of Humboldt State University, President Rollin Richmond, the CSU Board of Trustees, and Chancellor Reed to take similar actions to oppose the CRENO Initiative; be it further

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to, HSU President Rollin Richmond, the HSU Academic Senate, HSU's Multi-Cultural
Center, the California State Student Association, the University of California Student Association, the CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed, State Assembly Member Patty Berg, State Senator Wes Chesbro, Governor Gray Davis, the HSU Lumberjack, and the local media.

Authored by:
Gretchen Kinney,
President, Associated Students, Humboldt State University

_______________________________ ______________________________
Jessica Mathews James Corcoran
All University Representative RHA Representative

_______________________________ ______________________________
Manuel Fonseca Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

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Resolution Regarding Support of Proposition 47

Resolution Regarding Support of Proposition 47,
The Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2002

Adopted October 7, 2002

Whereas: Public educational institutions in California, Elementary schools through to Universities, are in desperate need of funds for building more classrooms, retrofitting buildings, improving technological infrastructure, and better equipping libraries; and

Whereas: The California State University system alone is expected to grow to a half million students enrolled as early as 2010. This growth pattern is the equivalent of adding a college the size of CSU Hayward, approximately 13,000 people each year to the current CSU system; and

Whereas: Many California State University campuses are already suffering from the effects of impaction and will be unable to fulfill their mission to provide access to higher education to the students of California; and

Whereas: Proposition 47 is a bond measure that would allow the State of California to sell bonds with the intent of procuring money for badly needed renovations to public education facilities; and

Whereas: The $330 million provided annually to the California State University between 2002 and 2004 would give our institutions a running start into the future, therefore be it

Resolved: The Associated Students of Humboldt State University support Proposition 47, the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2002, and further more be it,

Resolved: This resolution shall be sent to but not limited to President Richmond, the LumberJack, and CSSA

Authored by: Caitlin Gill

____________________ ____________________
Samantha Williams Kelley Kiesling
Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Professional Studies
Representative Representative

________________ _______________
Manual Fonseca Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

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Resolution Regarding the Smoking Policy

Resolution Regarding the Smoking Policy

Adopted October 7, 2002

Whereas: Humboldt State University is a student centered campus and;

Whereas: The students of Humboldt State University have the right to participate in the formation of policies and procedures that directly affect them; and

Whereas: The Board of Trustees of the California State University (CSU) have mandated that revised smoking policies must be implemented on all 23 of the CSU campuses; and therefore be it

Resolved: That the students of Humboldt State University should be given the opportunity to vote on a new smoking policy that fits into the guidelines set by the Board of Trustees of the California State University and be it further,

Resolved: That the ballot statement and question be generated from a collaboration between the Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention Committee and an A.S. Symposium on the Campus Smoking Policy and to be ultimately amended and passed by the A.S. Council prior to the campus ballot initiative deadline, and be it,

Resolved: That this student vote coincide with the general elections of the Associated Student government elections of the Spring Semester 2003 and furthermore, be it

Resolved: That copies of this resolution be sent to, but not limited to, President Richmond, Vice President of Student Affairs Steven Butler, the Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Committee, the Lumberjack, and CSSA.

Authored by: David Riesenfeld

____________________ ____________________
Amy Muslin Kelley Kiesling
Interdisciplinary Studies Professional Studies
Representative Representative

________________ _______________

Manual Fonseca Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

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Resolution Opposing Proposition 54

RESOLUTION OPPOSING PROPOSITION 54

Adopted 03/24/03
Amended 09/08/03

Whereas, The Mission Statement of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University states that "The Associated Studentsäó¢íó_äó¢íó__[shall] provide an official voice through which students' opinions may be expressed;" and

Whereas, Humboldt State University and the Associated Students of Humboldt State University support and value diversity, a concept that creates a multi-faceted network of cross-cultural ideas, perspectives, and opinions which provide an invaluable portion of our education, and

Whereas, The Classification of Race, Ethnicity, and National Origin (CRENO) Initiative, otherwise known as the Racial Privacy Initiative (RPI), aims to inhibit California's ability to gather data on race, ethnicity, color, or national origin in the operation of public education, public contracting, or public employment, and

Whereas, the CRENO Initiative would eliminate the gathering of valuable racial and ethnic data that is vital to identifying, tracking, and rectifying racial or ethnic disparities in access to public higher education, academic achievement, hate crimes, and incidents of discrimination, and

Whereas, The elimination of such data will have detrimental effects on our university's ability to address issues of racial /ethnic disparity as it relates to admissions and outreach, perform undergraduate/graduate research which includes issues of ethnicity and race, or identify and rectify discrepancies in hiring, promotion, and compensation practices within the Humboldt State University community, and

Whereas, The CRENO Initiative will not move our nation toward becoming a color-blind society, but will induce barriers to public higher education and obscure statewide racial/ethnic discrepancies, and

Whereas, The California State Student Association and the University of California Student Association have already publicly opposed this initiative and

Whereas, The Classification of Race, Ethnicity, and National Origin (CRENO)
Initiative, otherwise known as the Racial Privacy Initiative (RPI), is now known as PROPOSITION 54 on the October 7, 2003 California ballot,
Therefore, be it

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University officially take a unified stance against the CRENO Initiative; be it further

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University will work in collaboration with other organizations that oppose this initiative and organize to defeat it; be it futher

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University urges the Academic Senate of Humboldt State University, President Rollin Richmond, the CSU Board of Trustees, and Chancellor Reed to take similar actions to oppose the CRENO Initiative; be it further

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University amend the
title of the RESOLUTION OPPOSING THE CRENO/RPI
PROPOSITION (Adopted 03/24/2003) to be, the RESOLUTION
OPPOSING PROPOSITION 54 (Amended 9/08/03).

Resolved, That copies of this resolution be sent, but not limited to, HSU President Rollin Richmond, the HSU Academic Senate, HSU's Multi-Cultural
Center, the California State Student Association, the University of California Student Association, the CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Chancellor Charles Reed, State Assembly Member Patty Berg, State Senator Wes Chesbro, Governor Gray Davis, the HSU Lumberjack, and the local media.

Authored by:
Gretchen Kinney,
President, Associated Students, Humboldt State University

Amended by:
Manolo Platin, HSU Representative
California State Student Association

__________________________________ ______________________________
Christopher Cook, College Representative Dusty Duley, College Representative
Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Natural Resources & Sciences

__________________________________ ______________________________
Kelley Kiesling Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

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Proposition 55-Support

Resolution in Support of Proposition 55, The Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities Bond Act of 2004

Adopted November17, 2003

Whereas, The majority of public educational institutions in the State of California, elementary schools through universities, are in significant need of funds for building more classrooms, retrofitting buildings, improving technological infrastructure, and better equipping libraries; and

Whereas, Proposition 55 is the second half of the 2002 School Bond Package that will continue long-term investment in education by allowing the State of California to sell bonds with the intent of procuring funds to continue essential construction and renovations to public education facilities; and

Whereas, The California State University system alone is expected to grow to over 500,000 students enrolled as early as 2010. This significant growth pattern is the equivalent of adding a campus the size of CSU Sacramento, approximately 20,000 students each year to the current CSU system; and

Whereas, Eight of the 23 CSU campuses are suffering from the effects of impaction and may be unable to fulfill their mission to provide access to a quality higher education to the people of California; and

Whereas, The economic condition of Californiaäó¢íó_í_Œés budget is resulting in massive reductions to all segments of education, with severe cuts to the two systems of Higher Education that serve over 611,000 students, and

Whereas, The CSU capital outlay plan estimates a need of $3.6 billion over the next five years. Funds provided by School Bonds under Proposition 55 will address 19 percent of the total need, and

Whereas, Humboldt State University students will directly benefit from the health and wellness opportunities from the proceeds of bonds sold under Proposition 55 to remodel the Forbes Complex, and

Whereas, Humboldt State University students will further benefit by funds provided by the School Bonds identified in Proposition 55 by creating additional learning opportunities with the addition of the Behavioral & Social Sciences Building, and

Whereas, Proposition 55 is a direct investment for our local economy by generating
100 jobs for the construction of the Behavioral & Social Sciences building, and will expand the approximately 250,00 job opportunities created by Proposition 47, and

Whereas, The $690 million provided to the California State University would
provide for desperately needed funding for the future, and therefore be it

Resolved, that The Associated Students of Humboldt State University fully support
Proposition 55, the Kindergarten-University Public Education Facilities
Bond Act of 2004, and further be it

Resolved, This resolution be sent, but not limited to, President Rollin Richmond, Vice President Carl Coffey, the Academic Senate, the California State Student Association, Assemblywoman Patty Berg, and Senator Wesley Chesbro, the Lumberjack newspaper and the local media.

Authored by:
Manolo P. Platin
California State Student Association Representative

______________________________ ______________________________
Joshua Allen, Representative Diana Campos, Representative
College of Natural Resources & Sciences College of Natural Resources & Sciences

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Student Fee Affordability Act of 2003

Resolution in Support of Assembly Bill 550 (Diaz)
Student Fee Affordability Act of 2003

Adopted 4/23/03

Whereas, the authors of the Master Plan believed that the äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_traditional policy of nearly a century of tuition-free higher education is in the best interest of the state and should be continuedäó¢íó_í_Œ; and

Whereas, part of the California State University Mission is to prepare significant numbers of educated, responsible people to contribute to Californiaäó¢íó_í_Œés schools, economy, culture and future; and

Whereas, CSU students have seen commitment to this ideal erode significantly over the past decade, over which time the State University Fee has increased by 152% (including the Governoräó¢íó_í_Œés proposed 25% increase in the 2004 budget); and

Whereas, on December 16, 2002, the CSU Board of Trustees, with blatant disregard for shared governance and despite the outcry from hundreds of students present, the Lieutenant Governor, California Latino Legislative Caucus and other legislators, held a special meeting to significantly increase student fees; and

Whereas, the California Postsecondary Education Commission has stated that äó¢íó_äó¢íó_äó¢íó_Changes in resident student fees should take into consideration the total cost to the student attending the university, including mandatory campus based student fees, housing and living expenses, as well as all other expenses associated with university attendance issuesäó¢íó_í_Œ (Commission Report 02-12); and

Whereas, the Board of Trustees clearly did not consider all the relevant factors effecting students with regards to this student fee increase and its timing, nor was there respect shown for the practice of shared governance; and

Whereas, Assembly Bill 550 would establish a system-wide student fee committee in each of the three higher education segments, the University of California, the CSU, and the California Community College system; and

Whereas, the student fee committee would be comprised of a majority of students and other stakeholders in each higher education segment, including faculty, administrators, staff and parents; and

Whereas, the purpose of the committees would be to empower system stakeholders to ensure that student fees and student fee policies are developed collaboratively; and
Whereas, the charge of the committees would be to examine the feasibility and impact of forcing students and their families to pay more for public postsecondary education, and to implement a process that exhausts all alternatives in searching for ways to alleviate the need for student fee increases; and

Whereas, Assembly Bill 550 would ensure legislative oversight and involvement when student fee increases are considered through the development of student fee guidelines; therefore be it

Resolved, The Associated Students of Humboldt State University supports Assembly Bill 550, and commends author Assembly Member Diaz for his student-centered approach to addressing changes to the cost of attending a California State University; and be it further

Resolved, that this Resolution be distributed but distribution not limited to Assembly Members of the Higher Education Committee, CSU Board of Trustees, CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed, President Rollin Richmond, Humboldt State Academic Senate Chair Sue MacConnie, CFA President John Travis.

____________________________________ ___________________________________
Julia Donhost, Representative Kelley Kiesling, Representative
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Science College of Professional Studies

____________________________________ ___________________________________
Gretchen Kinney Manuel Fonseca
President Legislative Vice President

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Ballot Initiative Regarding Student Satisfaction with Academic Advising

Resolution for Ballot Initiative Regarding
Student Satisfaction with Academic Advising

Adopted 03/24/03

WHEREAS: The general student election is forthcoming on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of
April, 2003; and,

WHEREAS: The Associated Students of Humboldt State University is concerned with the
quality of academic advising, as it directly relates to student retention and
timely graduation; and,

WHEREAS: The Associated Students of Humboldt State University values student input
regarding the issue of academic advising; and,

WHEREAS: In order for Humboldt State University to conduct change, in relation to
academic advising, there first must be a demonstrated student concern; and
therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the following question be placed on the Student General Election Ballot
for the election taking place on the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th of April, 2003:

1) Rate your satisfaction with the academic advising you have received from
your academic advisor:

äó¢íó_í_Œ¢Extremeley Satisfied
äó¢íó_í_Œ¢Very Satisfied
äó¢íó_í_Œ¢Satisfied
äó¢íó_í_Œ¢Dissatisfied
äó¢íó_í_Œ¢Extremely Dissatisfied

and furthermore, be it

RESOLVED: That copies of the results of this ballot question will be sent to, but not
limited to, President Rollin Richmond, the Academic Provost, Dr. Steven
Butler, Vice-President of Student Affairs, the Academic Senate, and all
department chairs within Humboldt State University.

Authored by: Gretchen Kinney & Manuel Fonseca

_____________________________________ ________________________________
Kyle Zeck James Corcoran
AHSS Representative RHA Repesentative

_____________________________________ ________________________________
Manuel Fonseca Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

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Resolution Opposing Infrastructure Change in the Foyer Gallery

Resolution Opposing Infrastructure Change in the Foyer Gallery

Adopted 10/20/03

Whereas: The Student Access Gallery, an official Associated Students
sponsored program since 1987, is committed to enhancing the campus
environment with visual art shows. Student Access Gallery is the voice
for student artists who plan to work in the competitive field of art and
to all students who want to know more about the operations of galleries or
museums. Student Access Gallery is a network for the sharing of
experience and information between artists and students who are interested in enhancing the campus environment, and,

Whereas: The Student Access Gallery's Foyer Gallery located in the Art
Complex Building 2A room 131A has been sited for an infrastructure
project for fiber optics and telecommunications, which would eliminate
an 8 x 12 foot section of the gallery space; and,

Whereas: The planned infrastructure project would detrimentally effect
Student Access Gallery's ability to fulfill its mission statement by
severely compromising the availability of the Foyer Gallery as an
exhibition space. This space is the flagship gallery of this program, and
the addition of an 8 x 12 foot room would remove a significant amount of
wall space and 96 square feet (out of 414 total) of floor space from the
main area of the gallery; and

Whereas: This change would render this space unusable for 3-D artwork,
including sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and any installation projects; and

Whereas: Humboldt State University is a student centered campus, and the
lack of communication with Student Access Gallery does not follow this
ideal. Due to this lack of communication the Student Access Gallery was
not officially informed about this project, but did confirm this
information through the Art Department on October 15th; with the proposed infrastructure project planned to begin October 29th; and,

Whereas: The Student Access Gallery has already scheduled exhibitions,
which utilize the entire space through the end of the year. This
infrastructure project would have an immediate and devastating impact on
the educational opportunities for art students, and compromises the
overall artistic atmosphere of Humboldt State University, and

Whereas: Shared governance is an official policy of the California State University
System (CSU) and Humboldt State University including full disclosure
and input from the Associated Students on University issues that affect
students. Therefore be it,

Resolved: That the Associated Students and the Student Access Gallery demands
that the impending infrastructure project within the Foyer Gallery be
immediately halted; be it further

Resolved: That the Associated Students and the Student Access Gallery recommends
that an alternative space be located for the storage of the fiber-optics
telecommunications network; be it further

Resolved: In the future, any projects with detrimental effects to students or student
programming be communicated with the Associated Students in a timely
manner; be it further

Resolved: That copies of this resolution will be sent to, but not limited
to, Rollin Richmond, President, Richard Vrem, the Academic Provost, Steven Butler, Vice President of Student Affairs, Carl Coffey, Vice President of Administrative Affairs, Bob Shultz, Director of Physical Services, Steve Haag, Infrastructure Project Manager, the HSU Academic Senate, the California State Student Association, the Lumberjack and the local media.

Authored by: Cyrus Smith and Laurie Naber

______________________________________ ____________________________________
Laurie Naber, Representative Liz Miller, Representative
College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences All University

______________________________________ ____________________________________
Kelley Kiesling Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

Original signatures on file at Associated Students.

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KFRH Digital Broadcast Resolution Digital Broadcast Resolution

KRFH Digital Broadcast Resolution

Adopted October 21, 2002

Whereas: KRFH 610 AM is the primary educational environment for the 75 students of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) 155, 333, and 355, and

Whereas: The students of JMC155, 333, and 355 are the primary broadcast representatives of student ideas, interests and issues to those outside of this broadcast market, and

Whereas: Digital broadcasting is the primary method of KRFHäó¢íó_í_Œés information dissemination is the only method of dissemination to those outside of our broadcast market, and

Whereas: HSU student access to an Internet audience is a necessary aspect of HSUäó¢íó_í_Œés broadcast academic programs and universityäó¢íó_í_Œés development and advancement and digital broadcasting provides cutting edge learning opportunities vital for preparing Humboldt State University students for careers in competitive and technological driven industries, and

Whereas: Royalty reimbursement for educational use of copyrighted material has been historically centrally managed by the university, therefore be it

Resolved: Digital broadcast royalty reimbursement for KRFH Internet broadcasts should become a centrally managed commitment of the University, furthermore be it,

Resolved: That copies of this resolution be sent to but not limited to President HSU Dr Rollin Richmond; Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Steven Butler; Dean College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science Karen Carlton, Academic Budget Committee, CSSA, and the Lumberjack Newspaper.

Authored by: James F. Corcoran and Nolan O'Brien

__________________ __ ______________ ___ ___
James F. Corcoran Kelley Kiesling
RHA Representative Professional Studies Representative

____________________________ _________________________ _ _
Manuel Fonseca Gretchen Kinney
Legislative Vice President President

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