ASUO senators issue a public apology about Mallard Madness

The ASUO Senate issued a public apology for the way it handled discussion Wednesday night on the topic of Mallard Madness.

The letter, signed by eight senators, apologized for voting to end discussion early which forestalled audience members from speaking in front of the body.

“We recognize now that our decision prevented several students from getting the chance to express their concerns over the proposal,” the letter said. “We were wrong to close discussion before receiving everyone’s input.”

The body will look to pass a standing rule on Nov. 14 that could lead to a potential fix.

“… We are going to create a standing rule that means we can’t call to question until all of the audience members on the speakers list have had their chance to speak,” Sen. Taylor Allison said.

Standing rules have to be voted upon by the senate body before they can take effect.

The letter also strongly suggests students contact the Senate to voice any concerns. Email: [email protected]

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