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AS Board approves three proposals

By Max Brunt

The Associated Students Board of Directors approved three proposals, including the purchase of a new automated selection system for KUGS, at its meeting on Friday, May 25.

The board unanimously approved the purchase of the new automated selection system for KUGS. The new system will allow for KUGS to continue playing music when it isn’t operated by a live disc jockey.

KUGS Program Manager Jamie Hoover said at the last AS board meeting on May 18 that the automation wouldn’t take live DJ opportunities away from students in any way. It would just allow KUGS to maintain some programming when there isn’t anyone on campus to operate it.

The board also approved recommendations for the Student Technology Fee, which include live-streaming capabilities at the Performing Arts Center, expanded 3D printing capabilities and voted to approve the continuation of the $35,000 annual allocation to the Student Enhancement Fund.

After action items, AS VP for Academic Affairs Hunter Eider read a draft of a resolution against anti-Islamic rhetoric on campus. The resolution referred to three anti-Islamic messages that were seen on campus between August and October 2017.

Eider said the resolution was made in light of recent positions that the AS has taken against antisemitism on campus.

“While it is really important that we create programs that work on deconstructing antisemitism on campus, [it’s important] that we also have the same energy for deconstructing anti-Islamic sentiment,” Eider said.

*The headline of the article was updated on May 31 at 9:35 p.m. to better reflect the content of the story.

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