By Jacob Solis
COS Sen. Colin Wilhelm resigns due to constitutional conflict
In an unexpected turn of events, College of Science Sen. Colin Wilhelm was forced to resign last Wednesday.
Wilhelm’s resignation was forced by the Associated Students of the University of Nevada Constitution, which stipulates that any elected official be enrolled in at least seven credits. Wilhelm, who was a senior when he ran last year, is not taking any credits this year due to what he calls “time and scheduling conflicts.”
“I’d like my constituents to know where I’m coming from, and the reason behind my resignation,” said Wilhelm. “It’s circumstance. I’m very passionate about the university, and I’m passionate about the College of Science in general. I’ve learned and benefitted so much from my time here, and I just want everyone to know that I wish I would’ve planned things out better.”
Sen. Wilhelm’s letter of resignation can be found on ASUN’s website and his successor will be appointed in the coming weeks.
Senate creates new special committee
In the only piece of legislation to pass through the senate last Wednesday, the senate created a special committee on safety, sustainability and wellness. The new committee was created jointly by Sen. Emilia Carro and Sen. Michael Upton in an effort to improve ASUN’s ability to legislate those policy areas.
Previously, safety, sustainability and wellness were the purview of the Committee on University Affairs, though in recent times the committee has been more focused on broader university issues.
Whether or not the committee will become a fully-fledged standing committee remains to be seen, but both Carro and Upton were confident during deliberations.
The senate approved the committee unanimously.
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