Funding to continue next week in Senate

Marisa Maldonado

The Associated Student Government Senate granted money to all seven groups that requested funding Wednesday night but were unable to finish spring funding as one reappeal remains for next week.

Senate distributed a total of $23,600 in the third spring funding meeting, leaving about $16,600 that will go to either the Asian American Advisory Board next week or be rolled over into fall supplemental funding.

Northwestern Community Development Corps was the first group to take advantage of the $40,000 pot by successfully appealing for about $3,900 for a fall speaker and candy for Project Pumpkin. Senate overturned a Student Activities Finance Board guideline in order to give NCDC money for candy because of a bylaw that prohibits the funds to be used for food.

NCDC co-Chairwoman Laurie Jaeckel said she thought the fall speaker was not originally funded because it was named a kickoff event, which SAFB does not fund. She said she was not surprised the appeal passed.

“There was a lot of money, and we were asking for a small amount,” said Jaeckel, a Weinberg sophomore.

The Bisexual, Gay and Lesbian Alliance received about $3,000 for their Rainbow Week events but were denied funding for a National Coming Out Day speaker. Senators cited poor financial handling as one reason they did not fund the group.

BGALA co-President Laura Blacksher said that although the group was disappointed not to receive funding for the speaker, they can still have an event by co-sponsoring with another group.

“We definitely hoped to get all our funding, but seeing the last few weeks of funding, we knew anything was possible,” said Blacksher, a Speech freshman.

Women’s Coalition received $10,040 for a women’s leadership speaker.

COLORS, a Greek-organized speaker program focusing on racial sensitivity, was allotted $5,000 for a speaker. Northwestern Community Ensemble received $230 for hotel rooms.

The African-American Theater Ensemble received $495 for “Caf