The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Board of Directors held its bimonthly meeting in the University Union, room 220, on Wednesday. All board members were present.
- Marketing and public relations manager for Cal Poly Corporation Yukie Nishinaga announced the contract with Peet’s Coffee & Tea in Poly Canyon Village (PCV) has expired. A survey found a majority of students wanted Mexican food in PCV. The corporation has responded by planning to convert the coffee shop into a Tacos to Go restaurant by Fall 2013. The food station by Robert E. Kennedy Library will stay.
- California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White will visit campus on May 2 as part of his goal to visit every CSU campus.
- ASI will be hosting “Greenovation” on Dexter Lawn on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ASI members will discuss sustainability methods and provide free, reusable water bottles.
- ASI Board of Directors passed Resolution 13-04, presented and championed by architecture sophomore Rachel Kramer. The resolution states ASI Board of Directors “supports student designs in collaboration with University-wide and Academic Senate committees by restructuring membership to include student government representatives interested in design, finance and land use regarding campus planning.” Despite criticism from some board members who said the resolution was too restricting, the motion passed 18-5.
- Vice President of Student Affairs Keith Humphrey said student affairs is “in the process of responding to off-campus behavior,” including incidents involving the San Luis Obispo Police Department (SLOPD). If, for example, a student were to receive a minor in possession charge, SLOPD will report the incident to student affairs, who will have a conversation with that student, Humphrey said. He said they are still in the “pilot phase” this quarter, testing which methods of action will be most effective, and it will be fully implemented by Fall 2013. Humphrey said the purpose of this off-campus involvement is to “make sure students are staying safe,” not to further discipline them. He said there will be “no academic sanction.”
- Associate professor Jim LoCascio confirmed there is “no current mandate” regarding the semester debate. These discussions are expected to come up during the Campus Community Conversation with University President Jeffrey Armstrong on Thursday and with White on May 2.
- ASI presidential elections use an “instant run-off” voting system, or “a form of preferential voting (or ranked choice voting) in which voters rank the candidates in order of preference rather than simply selecting a single candidate,” according to the ASI election website. This means voters’ second-choice options are passed on to that candidate if their first-choice candidate does not receive enough votes to win. If no second-choice option is marked, those votes are not counted for the remaining candidates.
- ASI will be hosting concerts on the pool deck on May 4 and 11. The Plastics and Butterslaps are scheduled to perform.
Carly Rickards contributed to this staff report.