By Nate Buchik
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday October 10, 2002
To save money, senators consider driving for the SafeRide escort service
Student government senators may take a turn at the wheel of SafeRide cars in order to cut costs and get in more office hours.
At the weekly ASUA senate meeting last night, director of SafeRide Sharjeel Durrani proposed a plan to have senators drive for the free transportation escort service instead of carrying out their regular office hours outside every week.
While the plan is in early stages, senators were interested in the idea that would save SafeRide money and give senators another way to converse with students about problems at UA.
The student senate of shelled out $1,000 for student groups' upcoming conferences and a competition.
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers got $350 to register for a contest in Texas and the Student Organization of North America was allotted the same amount for a plane ticket to attend a conference in Calgary, Canada.
The Honors Student Council received $300 to fund a meeting designed to inform students about classes that can be taken for honors credit.
Student government approved a contract to bring expert gender-relations speaker Riki Wilchins to the UA.
Pride Alliance will pay $499 for Wilchins to lead a forum on ending gender stereotypes from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 21.
Since she will be in town for another engagement, the usual price of $4,000 has been reduced.
The event will be brown-bag lunch style and Pride Alliance has not decided on a location.