Resolution to end stream protection rule heads to Trump’s desk

The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to approve a joint resolution disapproving of the stream protection rule. The Interior Department’s rule barred coal mining companies from dumping mining waste into streams, and was finalized in December. Coal companies and many Republicans were dissatisfied with the rule because the restrictions made it more expensive to open new… Continue reading Resolution to end stream protection rule heads to Trump’s desk

AUSG Undergraduate Senate releases report on Secretary resignation and application process

After a week of investigation, the AUSG Undergraduate Senate Committee on Oversight and Accountability (COA) released its report on “Allegations of Misconduct with Regard to the Resignation of Faith Rokowski and the Management of the Resultant Application Process.” In its Foreword, COA Committee Chair Alexis Arnell said, “It was my sincere hope that this investigation… Continue reading AUSG Undergraduate Senate releases report on Secretary resignation and application process

Audio of AUSG Interim Secretary on process to nominate permanent secretary

After the investigation by the AUSG Senate Committee on Oversight and Accountability was launched, a member of the AUSG Vice President’s Cabinet who wished to remain anonymous sent the following audio clip to The Bottom Line (transcribed below). https://clyp.it/m42qguim/widget (https://clyp.it/m42qguim) “The three of them are the ones who told me to apply in the first… Continue reading Audio of AUSG Interim Secretary on process to nominate permanent secretary

AUSG Senate opens investigation into Secretary resignation and nomination

The AUSG Senate Committee on Oversight and Accountability (COA) voted unanimously to open an investigation into the circumstances surround the resignation of AUSG Former Secretary Faith Rokowski and the nomination of Rosie Black as AUSG Secretary. This investigation is following speculation this summer that Former Secretary Rokowski was pressured to resign. It is also following… Continue reading AUSG Senate opens investigation into Secretary resignation and nomination

Judicial Board rules on inquiry concerning AUSG President

On Aug. 11, Chief Justice Jon Shapiro of the AUSG Judicial Board delivered the board’s unanimous decision that “elected executives are not authorized…to ask for the resignation of another member of the student government outside their cabinet.” This decision means that if AUSG President Devontae Torriente pressured outgoing AUSG Secretary Faith Rokowski into resigning, then… Continue reading Judicial Board rules on inquiry concerning AUSG President