ROTC Meetings Opening to All Groups; Senators Pushed Out
Written by Bwog Staff
In response to widespread concerns over access to the ROTC survey planning meetings that have been going on amongst student groups, the next meeting will most likely be moved to Friday, and be declared open to all groups, pending a vote from the current coalition of group and council representatives.
The move was pushed for by CCSC VP for Policy Adil Ahmed, who, in an email to student council and group leaders, said that the councils want to be “completely transparent.” At last Wednesday’s meeting, representatives from Everyone Allied Against Homophobia tried to enter the closed meeting. They were asked to leave by representatives there, and EAAH handed out a statement at the end of the meeting.
In addition, the university senators who had previously been involved were specifically kept off of the email announcing the new proposal. In the email, Ahmed claimed that the action was because “the Senators are primarily there to advise us…” Despite long-time speculation that senators were the principal supporters of an ROTC survey, then, it seems that the councils (or at least CCSC) are controlling the survey process. Bwog will continue to keep you updated as more details are confirmed.