Execrable | Issue 25

Execrable | Issue 25

The Secret Sessions are Back

An emergency executive meeting was held last Wednesday, three days after voting for the 2016 executive opened.

Admin Vice President Isaac Yu ran the meeting because the current president, who is running for re-election next year, was “out campaigning”. The finance officer, who is also running for president, and the international officer, who is running for finance officer, were absent too. We aren’t printing candidates’ names because candidates complain all the time about everything and we wouldn’t want to be giving additional exposure to some and not others.

The meeting was called to amend the dates for the executive’s third quarter reports. Yu said the dates needed to be pushed back due to both the “unusually long election period” and the “large number of executives running for re-election”, which means the reports can’t be publicly motioned until the period is over. The reports have been shifted to Thursday 1 October.

Yu said he had received the “official wording” for the questions in the upcoming referendum. Five questions were submitted, all by one person according to Yu. 

The added questions were whether students support OUSA’s increase in funding to clubs and to groups that promote causes students have a “specific interest in”, such as child poverty and environmentalism. Students will also be asked whether they support the Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival, and if they support OUSA’s decision to leave NZUSA.

Critic was then kicked out of the room for strict committee as the executive were discussing issues of “personal privacy”.

This article first appeared in Issue 25, 2015.
Posted 10:44am Sunday 27th September 2015 by Laura Munro.