A.S. begins live tweeting from meetings, discuss Big Show

A.S. begins live tweeting from meetings, discuss Big Show

Jeffrey Zide

Associated Students President Sydni Powell looks at her notes as she prepares to present her report to the other A.S. senators on Oct. 5. Photo credit: Jeffrey Zide / Contributor

The Associated Students met today to discuss upcoming changes at meetings.

A.S. will be live tweeting as a new way to reach out to students. People who are unable to attend can ask a question online and it will be read at open forum during the next meeting.

Kevin Morjardi, marketing coordinator for A.S., said because some students cannot attend meetings, they can be informed by reading the tweets.

A.S. had originally intended to live stream their meetings, but were unable to because of cost issues.

In other news, A.S. approved a change of purpose for its production department and transferred $20,000 to the Big Show, $10,000 from Big Politics,  now known as We the People, and $10,000 from the comedy show to pay for the $70,000 Big Sean performance fee and the overall production cost of the Big Show. The comedy show is not happening this semester.

Money from ticket sales to the Big Show will help finance the performance. The changes were approved by a vote of 15 yes, zero no’s and two abstentions.