OUTreachND, progressive alliance address student senate
Associate News Editor
Trying to reach out to its constituency, the Student Senate convened at Keough Hall Wednesday night in hopes of involving more students.
Several students from both OUTreachND and the Progressive Student Alliance (PSA) attended the meeting.
Brad Manzer and Molly Morin, both from OUTreachND, discussed resources available to gay and lesbian students at Notre Dame.
"We feel they're not sufficient," Morin said. "The biggest thing is that there's a lack of visibility on campus."
OUTreachND is not an officially recognized student organization, although the group has applied for recognition several times.
Manzer and Morin told senators that their group would appreciate more information from Student Affairs as to why OUTreachND's application for official status has been denied.
"We would like to see a better explanation of why we can't have a student-run group on campus," said Morin. "We're not trying to make statements about Catholic social teaching."
Martha Patzer, a member of the PSA, also addressed the senate. She encouraged senators to attend an upcoming talk by migrant farm worker Romeo Ramirez. Patzer also informed the senate about the PSA's work with the Taco Bell Truth Tour as well as a campaign raising awareness about New Era's labor practices.
In other Senate news:
uThe senate unanimously passed a resolution requiring student groups who exceed their budgets to repay the funds.
uKnott senator Matt Parsons announced that students can take steps to stop phone solicitations in their dorm rooms. Students should call either the Federal Trade Commission at 877-382-4357 or the Federal Communication Commission at 888-225-5322, according to Parsons. Before calling, students should make sure they have the name and company of their callers, as well as the date and time of the call.
All News Stories for Thursday, January 31, 2002