ASG stands up for cut backs
February 26, 2009
Filed under News
Sebastian Law, the president of The Associated Students Government (ASG), has some important information about upcoming events. He expressed the importance of a lucid transition of information between student government and the enrolled students.
On March 16, there will be a demonstration in Sacramento to protest the cut in the Cal Grant B, which gives grants to students returning back to school from a long hiatus such as working full time.
With the skyrocketing unemployment rate and the economy spiraling out of control, it’s a good time for people to go back to school and finish their degrees or get new specialized certifications. The Cal Grant B can also be a very lucrative opportunity for unemployed mothers of two or the architect who can’t find work because development is at a standstill. Open inquiries about the protest in Sacramento will be at the Student Affairs Building in H500.
There will be a trip to Washington D.C. from March 21-24 to lobby about the Pell Grant Trio Program which provides academic support, guidance, and funding for many first time college students and low income families.
It is open to all students and there will be an essay contest to those interested in going to D.C. for free. There will be 10 winners chosen to attend with all airfare and meals paid for.
Requirements for the trip are as follows: current A.S. member, in good academic standing, 2.0 GPA and are taking a minimum of 5 units. Turn in a double-spaced two-page essay.
There will also be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new parking garage March 11 at 10:30 a.m.
For all you techies out there, the ASG is in the process of trying to get approved for a WiFi Internet network in front of the cafeteria. This is ideal for all you tech savvy laptop owners too afraid to step into the school library
On March 2 there will be a district wide Text Book Affordability Committee meeting happening to help relieve the financial burdens of buying expensive text books, by implementing a trade and exchange program that would reduce the costs significantly. This would allow you to rent books for a semester for cheap or even free!
The ASG has a meeting twice a week from 12:45-1:45 on Mondays and Wednesdays for anyone with concerns or pertinent issues to discuss. It is an open forum at the beginning of each meeting and all of the agendas are posted in front of H600 the day before the meeting.
There are always postings on the H500 building and in front of the cafeteria, which in result give the students updated information concerning the ASG and campus politics as far as what they have been up to lately or what they are planning to do.
For further information go to www.asacc.org.