Joint SGA body votes
Spawns separate college
air was thick with emotion on the evening of April 10, as a flood of students
made its way into Provine Chapel for an emergency joint session of the
SGA. This meeting was called in reaction to the ongoing budget crisis -–
especially the recent resignation of the school’s Dean of Students.
The meeting began at 9:30 pm and opened with
a question-answer session with a certain Vice President of Student Affairs.
Although this individual was pressed by students on a variety of controversial
issues, the session yielded even more ambiguous messages from the administration
concerning budget proceedings and personnel decisions.
Immediately following the question-answer
session, a resolution was passed by the joint body to send a letter to
the administration, expressing the disapproval of the SGA on the administration’s
handling of the budget situation thus far. After this vote, tensions
truly mounted when a proposal was made to declare “no confidence” in the
administration because of its handling of these affairs. This vote
passed by the slimmest of margins as the evening grew later and later.
By 1:00 am, nearly all of the student observers
had gone back to their dorms, leaving the SGA representatives to continue
to make resolutions of varying nature. Around 2:00 am, the SGA passed
a resolution in which they declared themselves to be totally independent
of the school’s authority.
Taking this measure a step further, a vote
was passed to begin an entirely separate institution, cleverly assuming
the name, Not Mississippi College. Members of the SGA then
began stepping down from their positions, apparently for the reason of
the taking positions in the administration of their new school.
for Not Mississippi College is scheduled for next week; classes
will meet at the Ag Museum. Construction on more educational space has
already begun. (left)
As 3:00 am drew near, a resolution was passed
in which one of the House members was elected President of the new college.
Right on the heels of this vote came a resolution in which this same individual
declared himself to be “Emperor of the Known World, in the tradition of
This resolution was the final significant
vote of the night, as all of the following resolutions centered around
garden hoses and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. -- E.Z. Mac
article was intended for parody purposes only.
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