RRRA council scrambles to meet quorum

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) Council tabled a number of motions at their  meeting on Feb. 11. The meeting began 45 minutes late with council scrambling to meet quorum. As the fourth official meeting this year, it is the second consecutive meeting in which the council has failed to meet its necessary quorum—27 representatives—by the scheduled time. RRRA president Hyder Naqvi presented a motion to amend the “proper public notice” clause in the association’s constitution. The constitution stipulates that council members must present their motions one meeting prior to having them officially discussed. Naqvi proposed amending this notice to 10 days prior to a meeting. This caused a stir among council members, especially from Nicholas Drain, the representative from […]

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CUSA councillor debate lacks candidates, attendees

Candidates from a variety of faculties gathered in the University Centre Atrium on Feb. 6 to face off in a councillor debate ahead of the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election. Topics in the debate included transparency, lowering tuition costs, and “swag,” but what stayed constant was seemingly a lack of enthusiasm from attendees, and an absence of debate. While the crowd was large and energetic during the executive debate, which preceded the councillor debate, it thinned out to reveal many empty chairs when the councillor candidates took the stage. Some councillor candidates were present through the executive debate, but none of the current CUSA executives or executive candidates appeared to stay for the councillor debate. Faculty of Public Affairs […]

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