Arizona Daily Wildcat
'McKale survey' for student section, $660 awarded to clubs
ASUA members bid farewell to Sen. Danielle Roberts at their Senate meeting last night after she announced her resignation, effective today.
Roberts, a student parent whose pregnancy due date is approaching, will not return to the Associated Students Senate for the rest of the year.
"It's been really amazing, and thank you for this wonderful opportunity," Roberts said to her fellow senators.
Many of the senators expressed their sorrow for Roberts' leaving and showed it by giving her a standing ovation for all the work she has done.
ASUA President Ben Graff said that this is the first time in more than five years that a senator has resigned, and that he will be appointing a new senator to replace Roberts.
"We are going to miss you," Graff said to Roberts. "You have shown us how great and diverse ASUA is."
Graff said he will be appointing the person who finished after Roberts in the election after the elected senators because "It's not up to me, it's up to the students."
In other business, Sen. Seth Frantzman asked the Senate to approve a $39.40 funding for a McKale survey, in which he said he hopes to get enough concrete evidence to prove that a student section is needed at the McKale Center.
Frantzman said he is expecting that 90 percent of the 1,000 students he is hoping to survey will be in favor of the student section.
"I think everyone wants to have a loud McKale to cheer our boys on," he said.
The Senate also approved the appropriations board's consent to give $560 to the Aerospace Booster Club and $100 to the ECO club, which provides resources for ecology and evolutionary biology students.