Allocations Committee discusses funding for ACPB

Jackie Valley

Confusion and disagreement in ad hoc led the Allocations Committee to postpone its discussion about funding the All Campus Programming Board next year.

“We’re just starting to talk around in circles,” said Della Marie Marshall, associate director of campus life who also oversees the meetings.

At issue was the proposal Ross Miltner, executive director of the Undergraduate Student Senate, suggested at an Allocations Committee meeting two weeks ago.

Under the proposal, ACPB would receive $200,000 to fund four concert events – BlastOff!, Homecoming, Flashfest and one additional concert – rather than the 54 percent of the USS budget it currently receives for all programming. ACPB would have to request funding for smaller programs through the Allocations Committee.

In addition, ACPB would not be allowed to allocate its funding to other student organizations.

Sean Groves, business and finance senator, said the changes being discussed regarding ACPB in ad hoc are separate from the reorganization of the board if the USS charter is approved by the student body and the Board of Trustees.

In a 5-2 vote, the committee supported the clause banning ACPB from allocating its funding to other student organizations.

However, committee members disagreed on the amount of funding ACPB should receive to be able to plan quality concerts.

The committee will revisit the issue at the Allocations Committee’s ad hoc meeting next Friday after Groves reviews the points made at the past several meetings.

Before ad hoc, the committee unanimously approved a $1,000 funding request by the Kent Student Sociological Collective for eight members to attend the North Central Conference in Chicago in April.

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