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KU student senator admonished for holding closed meeting


Kansas University's Student Senate [tonight will discuss][1] one of its members choosing to close a committee meeting, in violation of Senate rules and regulations and perhaps in violation of the [Kansas Open Meetings Act][2].Student Senator Mason Heilman Oct. 24 asked all nonmembers of the Student Rights committee to leave the room. At that time, members told the University Daily Kansan, they discussed tuition grants for seven student body leaders. [Student Senate rules][3] require all business to be conducted in open session.Student Body President Hannah Love and Vice President Ray Wittlinger last week sent Heilman a letter admonishing him for violating the rules.Student Senate meets tonight in the Kansas Union. [1]: http://www.kansan.com/stories/2007/oct/31/senator_address_violations/?news [2]: http://www.kspress.com/img/koma.pdf [3]: http://www.studentsenate.ku.edu/assets/rules.pdf


Ralph Reed 10 years, 5 months ago

Hmmm Must be studying to be a politician.

situveux1 10 years, 5 months ago

Must be a Democrat if he just got admonished and not tarred and feathers on this way out of town.

maxcrabb 10 years, 5 months ago

I'm enrolling in KU and running on a "Repeal the Muck Fizzou Slogan" ticket...

...Then a week before election time i'll switch to a "Make Mrs. E's tasty again" plan, and no one will see it coming!

jfcm77 10 years, 5 months ago

When did people start paying attention to student government?

situveux1 10 years, 5 months ago

"Historically, open meetings violations are statistically a GOP crime against the people more often than a Democrat crime."

And everyone thought my comment was baseless.

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