ASUC senators hear office updates in penultimate meeting of the semester

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During the ASUC’s second-to-last meeting of the spring semester, ASUC officials discussed topics such as pass/no pass options in the summer semester, propositions from the 2021 ASUC elections and plans for a disability cultural center. The ASUC also passed its consent calendar.

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At its regular meeting Wednesday, ASUC officials discussed office updates, heard reports from council and commission chairs and passed several bills.

During executive officer reports, Academic Affairs Vice President, or AAVP, Nicole Anyanwu told the ASUC Senate that pass/no pass, or P/NP, grading options had been approved by the Rausser College of Natural Resources for summer classes. Anyanwu added that her office is currently in discussion with the Haas School of Business and other colleges to get the same options approved for the summer term.

According to Anyanwu, the AAVP office is not looking to have P/NP fully extended to the fall semester but is instead seeking “transitional” accommodations for students. The office is further looking to implement additional measures for international students and students in the Disabled Students’ Program.

During his report, Elections Council chair Skyler-Myles Clinton Cobb said propositions from the 2021 ASUC elections should be certified within the next week.

The ASUC Disabled Students Commission also gave a report, during which chair Alena Morales discussed the plan for a virtual open house for the disability cultural center. Currently, Morales said, the governance rules for the space are being decided.

Afterward, the consent calendar was passed, which included several bills. The ASUC Senate passed a resolution to subsidize the meditation app called Calm for undergraduate and graduate students, a resolution in support of workers’ rights and Cops Off Campus and a final resolution in support of a UC Green New Deal.

The ASUC will meet for its last regular meeting of the spring semester Wednesday.

Sebastian Cahill is a student government reporter. Contact him at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter at @SebastianCahil1.