Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wallace Hall Update: Student Government retreats while committee hides

"But You, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction;
Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days;
But I will trust in You."
Psalm 55:23

Today's meeting of the Wallace Hall impeachment committee had already moved into executive session by the time we arrived.  Making matters better, the meeting was has held across the street in the Reagan building, rather than the Capitol.  As a friend we ran into shortly thereafter remarked: "Great Moment in Government Transparency!"

At the same time, it looks like the UT student government is getting cold feet:
Some Student Government members pulled their names off a resolution calling for the resignation of UT System Regent Wallace Hall, resulting in it not being brought up for formal discussion as scheduled on Tuesday, according to SG representatives.

“Know what you are sponsoring. I know a lot of people, once they understood the resolution, pulled their names off,” Liberal Arts Representative Sergio Cavazos said to the General Assembly at Tuesday’s Student Government meeting.

AR 4, “Calling for the Resignation of Regent Wallace Hall,” was initially on the agenda for Tuesday’s Student Government meeting, but was later removed and did not appear on the printed agenda handed out at the meeting.

Cavazos told the Horn that there was a “disconnect between the executive board and the legislative branch on the matter” and that they are working to build a relationship to improve communication.

“Not everybody knows who Regent Hall is or all the details on the matter, so that was the disconnect. People started pulling their names off because they didn’t really know what they were sponsoring,” Cavazos said.
Cahnman's Musings will continue to monitor the situation, but we doubt anything will happen today.


Update: Empower Texans has waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more here and here.

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