Alec Weisman, Editor-in-Chief
The AS is full of liars. They really are trying to defund all media organizations. How are media organizations supposed to compete with other types of student organizations, especially if they call out the Associated Students on their actions. This is just asking for lawsuits.
As for the sponsor of this bill, it is none other than the #2 BIGGEST LIAR in the Associated Students, Vice President of Finance, Peter Benesch.
Why aren’t you waiting for the media review board to come up with suggestions, or waiting until 10th week to reopen funds as you swore to do on paper?
I urge everyone to come to the AS meeting at 6 pm on Wednesday at the Price Center Forum (4th Floor of PC East) to oppose this madness.
Resolution Regarding Print Media Funding Revision
WHEREAS the Associated Students of UC San Diego (hereafter referred to as the AS) recognizes that there are several fundamental institutional and structural inadequacies in the current print media funding process, as enumerated in Section 2.2 (d) and Section 2.3 (l) of the Standing Rules;
WHEREAS the AS is concerned that the current print media funding process does not advance the stated objectives of the AS, including but not limited to Article II of its Constitution;
WHEREAS the AS is concerned that the current print media funding process has allowed a small number of media organizations to monopolize a disproportionate amount of the total funding available;
WHEREAS the AS is concerned that the disclaimer it requires in all media publications is not sufficient to defeat the community’s perception that the AS does endorse the content of student media which it financially supports;
WHEREAS the budget of the AS is under increasing pressure due to the competing demands and has an obligation to allocate its limited resources to activities that in its judgment best promote student life at UCSD;
BE IT RESOLVED that the AS discontinue its current print media funding and all unexpended funds allocated for that purpose be reallocated to the AS general fund.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nothing herein shall be construed as preventing print media organizations from applying for and receiving funding on the same basis and under the same terms and conditions as other registered student organizations.
March, 3 2010 AS Agenda