ASG Senate elected a new parliamentarian Tuesday after the resignation of former speaker and parliamentarian Jack Fetick, as well as students to serve on the student trustee selection committee. In the special internal election to replace Fetick — who is currently studying for a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree in economics — Senate chose Max Mellott, a former senator and the Senate’s first technology officer. The parliamentarian is a voting member of Senate who is well-versed in parliamentary procedure debate. The role of the parliamentarian, in his opinion, is to know what the bylaws are and to be a resource for senators who need help understanding the rules. As parliamentarian, Mellott wants to work closely with senators and the administrative committee in order to make sure the rules and practices align in ASG. “Senate this year has a lot of fresh faces, and while in a lot of ways that is an amazing thing, it also means that we don’t have as many people who are as knowledgeable about our procedures as in years past, so I think that it is more important than ever that Senators have access to the resources that they need in order to do their jobs effectively,” Mellott said. “Senate is about representing students, but to do that as best as possible Senators need to have access to procedural tools, and that is where...Read More
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