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ASMSU sanctuary campus bill delayed due to low committee attendance

October 14, 2022
ASMSU members speaking at the committee meeting held on October 13, 2022.
ASMSU members speaking at the committee meeting held on October 13, 2022.

Attendance rates were low at the Associated Students of Michigan State University, or ASMSU, academic committee meeting on Oct. 13. 

The city of East Lansing is moving closer toward declaring sanctuary status, so the pressure has increased to do the same at MSU, Asian Pacific American Student Organization representative for ASMSU Connor Le said.

The bill would protect and provide resources to non-citizen students. Le planned to introduce the sanctuary bill at the meeting, however, the present meeting participants were unable to operate under a quorum, so the bill is likely to be introduced at the following general assembly meeting on Oct. 20.

A bill to merge the sophomore and junior class councils was introduced by ASMSU vice president for internal administration Carl Austin Miller Grondin at the financial committee meeting. ASMSU passed an identical bill the previous year that was well received and successful, Grondin said. 

“Last year, we decided to merge the two councils and with that, we had some of the best events that the councils have ever had,” (0:21) Grondin said.

The sophomore and junior class councils are relatively new, being established only within the last decade. When the councils were separate, participation and retention rates were low.

“Merging both class councils will let us do a lot, especially for both respective classes and give us more opportunities to reach out and advertise ASMSU more to those classes in general,” (0:59) seconder Le said.

The bill passed with six votes and one abstaining vote. 

The next ASMSU General Assembly meeting will take place on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. in the International Center Room 115.

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