Shirt sales may bring students more money
By JOSHUA BOURGEOIS
Student Senate will vote today on a resolution which could enable Student Union to make more money selling The Shirt.
If passed by the senate and approved by Student Affairs vice president Father Mark Poorman, the resolution would void the $100,000 limit on profits from T-shirt sales. Currently, the undergraduate government receives only half of the first $200,000 in Shirt revenue. The remaining proceeds go to charity.
The Student Union budget is currently limited to $580,000, student body vice president Michael Palumbo said. Under the resolution, excess funds would not be bound by that limit.
More money for SUB
If the cap is lifted, some additional funds would pay for administrative costs, while the rest would fund events sponsored by Student Union Board, a programming body limited this year by financial problems, University restrictions and a shortage of concert funding which makes hosting big-name bands at large venues nearly impossible.
“For us to rent out the [Joyce Center] would cost $25,000. That would not be wise, since our concert budget is $30,000,” SUB manager Ross Kerr said. “Our only choice is to use Stepan, and that is not the best venue.”
Joe Cassidy, Student Activities director, agreed Stepan is a liability in attracting mainstream music groups.
“SUB is limited on what they can do because of Stepan,” he said “Also, location makes it difficult. We can only attract bands during September, October, March and April because of winter.”
All News Stories for Friday, August 27, 1999