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Senate delays resolution vote

Associated Students senators delayed voting on a resolution to support the California Dream Act that was supposed to be voted on Tuesday, but not enough senators were prepared to discuss it.

“With the lack of information provided today, the senate can’t make a stance on this item,” A.S. Vice President Josh Hansen said.

“There are many holes. There needs to be a lot more facts in here,” Sen. Byron Baba said. “I support the Dream Act, but not the resolution in the state it’s in.”

The resolution indicates, “The Associated Students recognizes the California Dream Act as an educational bill and supports all legislation that improves the quality, accessibility and affordability of education.

“A.S. encourages Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign the Dream Act into law, thereby allowing many students at California State University, Northridge to have the opportunity to receive financial aid,” the resolution shows.

Sen. Nicole Umali said, “For two weeks, all of us should’ve had time to look at all the issues and who it affects.”

“It’s not a good idea to postpone the Dream Act resolution. It needs to get on the governor’s desk now so he has time to digest it,” Baba said. “If we wait any longer, Schwarzenegger probably won’t see it until after he has made up his mind.”

Twelve of 19 senators voted to postpone approving the resolution, which will now be voted on during a special meeting on Thursday at 2 p.m.

Senators should have more information to make any amendments needed on the resolution by Thursday’s meeting, Haverstock said.

Sen. Samer Habib said, “I know a lot of members won’t be able to make the meeting on Thursday.” discussed a proposal for CSUN’s accreditation at their weekly meeting on Tuesday.

Michael Neubauer and Elizabeth Say, co-chairs of the A.S. Steering Committee, presented their proposal, which they’ll send to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges on Monday.

“Every 10 years we’re required to be accredited,” Say said.

In the 2000 accreditation, CSUN was deemed as a “model of an urban comprehensive university,” Say said. “The review from 2000 was glowing.”

Establishing better advisement is the big goal of this accreditation, Say said.

“We want to look very good at the end and work hard to accomplish that,” Neubauer said. “We expect to come out of this process looking good.”

While conducting an overview of the campus, the steering committee asked what would improve the entire system, Neubauer said.

In December, WASC will call the committee to let them know whether or not their accreditation proposal was approved.

On Monday, the CSU Board of Trustees will attend a special conference on campus from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Also on the meeting’s docket was an announcement that applications are due on Friday for A.S. members who want to serve on the board next year. A.S. President Adam Haverstock expressed interest in applying.

Approval of the A.S. magazine No Bull was also discussed.

No Bull’s mission is to show lifestyle and entertainment of CSUN and the surrounding community, said Umali, who read from the magazine’s business plan.

“The goal is to produce a magazine interesting to CSUN students and community,” Umali said. “Advertising will help ease cost generated by A.S.”

“We hope it becomes a monthly,” Umali said, though the publication would start as a semester publication.

“The magazine has great potential to increase awareness on campus,” Umali said.

Vital to the magazine’s business plan is to have an understanding of competition from publications such as the Sundial and SNL magazine, Umali said.

“The A.S. magazine will focus on the CSUN population,” Umali said.

Sen. Gershon Feit expressed concerned about only publishing No Bull once a semester.

“Nightlife is constantly changing and being defined by the students,” Gershon said.

“Monthly” was changed to “semester” in the wording of the magazine’s business plan, a decision that was put to a vote. Ten senators then voted to approve the magazine.

“They have everything they need for the magazine, they just need to be approved,” said Feit after an hour-long discussion on specifics of the A.S. magazine business plan.

The A.S. magazine will cost $8,000 per semester to operate the current proposal indicates. Some of the money will come out of tuition and student fees.

Members of the University Affairs Committee tested wireless connection in Manzanita Hall today.

The committee also decided that reports on healthy foods on campus will be up on their website by the middle of October.

Big Show 7 sold 300 tickets on Saturday. The show was a success, Audrey Younna said. “It was really amazing,” Younna said.

On Oct. 25, there will be a Halloween movie shown on the Oviatt lawn. The movie is yet to be determined.

On Nov. 16, there will be a 70s themed skate night at Skateland.

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