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Four SA senators to introduce new constitution

Student Association Sens. Nick Polk (U-At Large), Michael Komo (U-At Large), Michelle Tanney (CPS), and Sen.-elect Jamie Baker (CPS) will introduce a new SA constitution at a special meeting Tuesday night on the Mount Vernon Campus.

Polk, a sophomore and chair of the rules committee, said the new constitution would create a senate chairperson, rather than having the executive vice president run the body.

Instead of running the senate, Polk said the EVP would be able to work closely with the SA president to advocate for students.

“Pretty much it will cut out the bull crap of the past,” said Polk, who was unsuccessful in his bid for SA president this year. “All of this stupid stuff, like what’s two thirds, you know all of this stuff that makes the SA tooly, thats all out. No more EVP trouble, no more power struggles.”

Below is the memorandum sent by Polk, Tanney, Komo and Baker:

The time has come for institutional change in the Student Association.

We believe it is imperative that a substantial reform occur for the benefit of all students at The George Washington University, who have consistently demanded a strong legislative body and proactive executive to represent the interests of students on issues both academic and student life oriented.

Thus, we worked tirelessly to introduce a plan that will ostensibly overhaul the way the Student Association governs and functions.  This plan will be unveiled Sunday, April 19 at a time no earlier than 9:30 pm.

By introducing a new constitution (and subsequent bylaws), we seek to make changes both broad and sweeping.  These changes we believe are important, necessary and crucial.  In an effort to cut down bureaucracy, red tape and to fundamentally improve the way Senate meetings are run, we are proud to introduce these changes not only to our colleagues, but to the student body at-large.

We believe that it was important to bridge the gap between the current Senate and Senate-Elect as a way to continuously look toward the future of the organization, focusing on the betterment of the current system in place. We would like to take this opportunity to thank SA President Vishal Aswani, for his cooperation in this matter.

We look forward to working with you upon introduction of these documents, and answering your questions at that time.

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