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ASUA Notebook 04/20/22: More funding and free finals week snacks continue

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Pascal Albright | The Daily Wildcat ASUA is the Associated Students of the University of Arizona.

The Associated Students of the University of Arizona met Wednesday, April 20 to approve more funding for clubs and organizations. The meeting was called to order at 6:02 p.m. and adjourned at 6:22 p.m. 

Funding 

The Senate voted to fund an extra $334 in supplies for the Asian Pacific-Islander Desi American Heritage Month. Previously, the Senate had approved $2,300 in funding, making the Senate the largest funder for APIDA’s week-long celebration. 

APIDA Heritage Week is April 25 through the 29. There will be free boba, potluck and games, a chance for community discussion and more. Check out their Instagram for more information. 

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“I don’t think this has happened in, like, years,” Senator At-Large Lady Dorothy Elli said. Since Sen. Elli has been a student at the university, there has been no APIDA celebration to this scale.

Another funding request came from Simran Sahnan, a College of Public Health master student and intern at Banner Medical Center. She requested $3,000 in funding for a prom event the hospital is holding for pediatric patients. Funding would be for attendees to get ready and would include makeup supplies, glitter hairspray and dresses, among other things. 

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Executive Vice President Alexander Devereux has reservations about using the Senate’s funding, as she did not know how much the Senate actually has since some organizations that have requested funding have not collected the money. Devereux eagerly offered to fund it from her EVP fund of $5,000 though. The two exchanged emails and agreed to talk more about funding later. 

“I really want to fund this event,” Devereux said. “But I think [the funding] would have to come from me, not the Senate.”

Finals event 

The Senate is continuing an initiative to hand out snacks during finals week for students, from May 6 through 11 at the Main Library. 

Honorable mentions

EVP Devereux also announced that the Supreme Court voted to impeach College of Science Senator Louise Lalescu who was initially voted out of the Senate at the March 22 meeting

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