UPDATE: New Groups Added to Tonight’s ROTC Meeting; Anti-War Groups Remain Absent
Written by Bwog Staff
After Sunday’s news about the ROTC referendum under consideration by the student councils and various student groups, more student groups will be sending representatives to Wednesday night’s meeting in the SGO. The new groups include the Black Students Organization, the Student Organization of Latinos, the Asian-American Alliance, and the United Students of Color Council. ABC has also been invited as the governing board overseeing these groups. The meeting will include one representative from each group, two from each council and governing board, and the university senators.
However, “anti-war” groups (ISO, CCAW, Lucha, Students for Justice in the Middle East, and others) remain uninvited to the meeting. Bwog has been told that at least one of these groups was originally invited, but that the invitation has since been rescinded. Some of these groups’ leaders have expressed frustration, with one telling Bwog that “groups like SOL and USCC have a very different set of constituents and interests…Our concerns are largely about transparency.” Another said, “Although the meeting is supposed to be purely logistical, I feel that a number of groups that have a stake in the discussion are being left out.”
Student council leaders told Bwog they remain “optimistic.”