AS funds Ability Awareness Day

Jessica Jewell

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Senator Cinzia Lettieri said she wanted to read resolutions that were sent back to the committee in a vote during the meeting to give senators the opportunity to give input on recommended revisions and edits yesterday. Photo credit: Loren Townsley / Contributor

A.S. passed a motion Tuesday allocating $800 to the CSUN Branch of the Council for Exceptional Children to fund Ability Awareness Day, an event organized by the College of Education, presenting Jonathan Mooney from the unassigned contingency account.

Senator Cinzia Lettieri thanked the board for voting unanimously on the action item. The event’s keynote speaker, Mooney, is a man who learned to read and write at the age of 12 after a teacher recognized he was not cognitively impaired, but was simply dyslexic.

He went on to graduate from Brown University and is the author of “Short Bus and Learning Outside the Lines.”

Ability Awareness Day is scheduled for Friday, May 4th, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and is free to the public.

Two resolutions, scholarships for graduate students and a proposal discussing the faculty’s use of Moodle and other technology at CSUN, were sent back to committee to give senators the opportunity to give input on recommended revisions and edits.

“I would like  people to read the resolution, as I sent out copies to you,” Senator Lettieri said to the board.

No discussion was had on the content of the proposed resolutions, but the revised resolutions will be presented to the floor again next week.

“I don’t think it should go back to committee if there is not an issue of content. There’s no reason to table it if it’s just an issue of grammatical errors,” said Senator Chavon Smith.