By Jon Singer
Along with Nathan Shapiro’s resignation from the post of Executive Vice President, Jeffrey Akita, Vice President of clubs and organizations, has also left his post. If the name sounds unfamiliar, it would be because many clubs and organizations feel as if Akita has done next to nothing during his period of service.
Speaking at the April 24th USG senate meeting, Navneet Singh, President of Stony Brook’s ballroom dance team, said “there’s never been a Vice President of clubs that has done anything for clubs.” However, some senators are wondering weather or not it is worth impeaching Akita, since he has already resigned.
Recent USG Senate meetings have been brief. The last two have not gone over the length of one half hour. However, the meeting on May 1st promises to go up to it’s two-hour time limit, as the senate will review the USG’s budget.
Before he resigned, Shapiro, according to members of the USG Senate, wanted to collect USG laws into a “USG code,” which would include virtually everything that has ever been passed by the USG. While this project may be met with debate from members of the USG, it was addressed that the code will consist of public documents, that students have worked hard in the past to allow everyone to see.
The recent wave of resignations leaves some students wondering if a USG administration can stay intact for an entire year. Upperclassmen remember last year’s scandal involving the impeachment of former president Romual Jean Baptist. With elections underway as this issue goes to print, students face historically rates of election turnouts.
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