illustration by Christine Hipp

This Week

–SUA was called to order at 6:06 p.m.

–SUA has acquired new microphones for their meetings. This was done to address the problem of hearing people during meetings.

–There was a motion to move a discussion on setting future goals for SUA to the beginning of next quarter. The argument was that new representatives will be coming in and they should be a part of the discussion. Despite objections that it was already voted on that the goals be set this week, and that the experience of the current representatives is important in planning future goals, the motion was approved.


–SUA has worked with Transportation and Parking Services to provide the Slug Shuttle, a free transportation for students from Quarry Plaza to the San Jose Diridon train station or the San Jose International Airport. This service will be available on Dec. 12, 13 and 14 at 7 a.m., 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. For more information visit:

–The UC Santa Cruz library is looking for student input, via survey, into issues of budget and library hours. To participate in the survey visit:

–Open Studios, a presentation of student artwork, will be opening this Friday from 12–4 p.m. at the Baskin Visual Arts Studios and Digital Arts Research Center.


–SUA voted to ratify a new SUA treasurer, Eric Rubin. Rubin was chosen by DT Amajoyi, chair of SUA, from a number of other candidates on the basis of interviews and experience. After a discussion about Rubin’s previous experience, Rubin was ratified by a vote and became the new SUA treasurer.

–The bone marrow donor center, DKMS, asked for a donation of $250 from SUA for materials and donations to help support an on-campus bone marrow drive. The money would come directly out of the SUA programming fund. The motion to donate the money was approved under the condition that it only go to benefiting the campus and students, and3 that it was not a general nonprofit donation. The reason for this condition was mainly due to legal restrictions. The bone marrow drive will be happening on Feb. 1, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Namaste Lounge and Red Room at College Eight.