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40 years ago: KU group files charges against student senate

February 15, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 15, 1973:

A recent meeting of the Kansas University Student Senate had begun on a serious note with the announcement that the KU Black Student Union had filed charges in the University Judiciary against the senate body. Roger Martin, student senate treasurer and Shawnee Mission law student, announced that he had been informed just minutes before the session that charges had been filed by the BSU against the senate and against himself as treasurer. The charge said that the senate had allocated $18,030 to the BSU the previous May, with $6,500 earmarked to establish a food cooperative program. The charge stated that the BSU had spent the money in accordance with senate regulations but that the senate had later voted to eliminate BSU funds and freeze future allocations to the group until the BSU submitted a new plan for the food cooperative program. The dispute had arisen in December when the BSU had wanted to purchase doughnuts and coffee for students in the Supportive Educational Services program. The senate had refused to remove the preexisting stipulation which restricted use of the program funds to nutritional food.

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