March 26, 2006

UMSU Budget

I have not had a chance to read the UMSU Budget Package yet and I do not really think I will get a chance to.
Somebody asked me tonight what thoughts I had.
All I can say is that I have been impressed with the consultation process that UMSU engaged students in this year asking them what their priorities were.
Since UMSU was returned to students with the ouster of the ‘clic’ that was running UMSU for years, UMSU has become grassroots and involved students way possible. The results are showing, this year voter turnout is at an all-time high and students-at-large are starting to outnumber Councillors on many committees of the union.
Amanda, Cathy, & Josh are about to leave the Executive to return to being students in a month. They have done a great job of engaging students-at-large and returning pwoer from the executive to students. I wish them the best of luck.
Now back to the budget, I am pretty sure it is a good one.
Lastly, give it up to UMSPAR for their protest the other day that got plenty of media play! Keep up the good work!
I cannot wait for Thursday when the Winnipeg Free Press arrives at Mill Library here at Mac to read the story from last week.
To all those who said in 04/05 that student apathy could never be overcome – it has been.
Also, I am going to update the UofM Blogosphere soon, so if you have a blog at UofM and want on email me: joey@joeycoleman.ca.
I have been getting some DoS attacks so I had to turn off comments for a bit.