Communication

I hope everyone had a lovely glorified study break. I switched off for a day or two and then I was magically back on campus feeling insufficiently rested but excited to be midway to halfway through the year. It has been quite a while since our last edition, so quite a bit has happened. If you follow us on social media you would have seen that the first quarter student forum sadly collapsed. It is clear that the current climate on campus revolves around a communication problem between multiple parties. As we saw in my last editorial, we have our own problems with communication regarding the SRC.

Thankfully we got one or two comments out of them this week, but I still haven’t heard about any apology. I won’t continue talking about this week after week, so don’t stress, but I do find the lack of accountability and transparency regarding this SRC sad. But more than that, our lead article this week came from some complaints that some sources had for Perdeby about not being included in the loop. This year we have the chance to amend the CSG, a document that has recently given some leadership structures on campus some difficulties with its perhaps outdated pedantics. This process is something that the SRC has control over. It takes a two thirds majority in an SRC meeting to submit an amendment to Council for approval. They don’t have to include the rest of the students in this process, but thankfully they did. I understand the need for urgency as there are deadlines that need to be met, but I tend to agree that this matter was ill handled. In any case, this all would have been easier if the first quarter student forum did not collapse.

If you are interested, the second quarter student forum will take place on 16 May in Engineering 3-1 at 17:30. In other news, we are in the process of updating our website. I am very excited to put it out there for everyone to see, who doesn’t like new things? But this also means that we might have some down time in the next couple of weeks. Know that we will be frantically trying to fix it, so wait a few minutes and try enter the site again if it isn’t working. I would also like to congratulate our media friends on campus, TuksFM, for their awards at the Liberty Radio Awards. The team at TuksFM have been attending our training program that we present every year for our staff and we are slowly getting to know the team over at TuksFM. It takes a lot of work and effort to produce something like a newspaper or radio station, and the recognition makes it all worth it at the end of the day.

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Shaun Sproule

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