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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1997 - Organizations. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 20, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6234.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1997 - Organizations. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/6374/show/6234

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Title Houstonian 1997
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
Inscription The digitization and presentation of this yearbook was made possible by a gift from Ms. Lisa Burns in honor or her service as Houstonian editor.
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Title Organizations
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Student Government Jim Parsons The University of Houston is more than just a school — its almost a city. With over 30,000 students, 2,000 faculty and a formidable service staff, the campus is larger than many small cities. It has its own post office, power plant, rules and regulations, and even its own elected government. The Students' Association Senate, made up of representatives from each of the universitys 14 colleges, meets every other week to debate, listen to student concerns and pass legislation regarding student life. The 33rd SA Senate took the reins in the Spring 1996 semester and consisted of elected representatives and an executive cabinet. Usually, the Senate passed legislation smoothly, quickly, methodically and for the most part, unanimously. However, when printed copies of July 24 amendments to Title 7 of the SA Code, dealing with impeachment of elected officers, were introduced by Constitution and Code Committee Chairman Brad Castelo, Education Sen. Ben Fricke said that he needed more time to read them. He added that it was not very fair to be asked to pass something that hadn't been reviewed. "We're running full sail over our committee process tonight!' said Social Sciences Sen. Joel Westra, after additional changes to the SA Constitution were proposed. Both sets of changes were sent back to their respective committees, giving the senators the requested two- week review. The debate seemed a sharp contrast from a relative lack of disagreement at the beginning of the Summer 1996 semester. But the Senate made it through most of its term without passing any landmark legislation other than statements supporting the controversial downtown stadium referendum and urging the Cougar football team be sent to the Liberty Bowl. Some students felt that the Senates potentially most important legislation, altering the published class schedule to reflect the actual length of classes, was wrongly neglected when it failed to pass the Senate. SA members spent a great deal of time interacting with other organizations by attending UH System Board of Regents meetings and traveling to Washington, D.C. in October and March for the National Association for Students for Higher Education conference. However, President John Moore and Student Regent Natalie Merritt lamented the lack of student input well into the Spring 1997 semester. Following what many called another lackluster year in the national administration (which also complains about its citizens not voting or speaking out on their opinions), it seems that UH is more like the "real world" than imagined. "We're running full sail over our committee process tonight," Social Sciences Sen. Joel Westra 192 Organizations SA Senate: (front row) Natalie Merritt, Jon Erickson, (second row) Jaime Aguero, Monica Quintero, Hillary Stewart, Kathryn AlvaRADo, April Erickson, Joel Westra, (back Row) Sabita Soneji, Kristen Wethington, Brad Castelo, Jason Casero, Don LeGrand, Kay To, John Moore, Nathan Whittman Photo by Lisa Chmiola SA Executive Cabinet: Brad Castelo (Speaker Pro-Tempore), Kay To (Vice President), Natalie Merritt (Student regent). Jon Erickson (Speaker of the Senate), John Moore (President) Photo by Lisa Chmiola Students Association