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Student government presented third resolution to support Call To Action goals

Senator Matt Mazur had a busy Monday night when he not only presented the third resolution of the semester to the student government, but was also elected to be the new Auxiliary Affairs Chair.

Mazur will be taking over the role from John Clevenger. President of the Undergraduate Student Government Alex Solis supports Mazur and his new role.

“He is truly a young emerging leader,” Solis said. “His work ethic is very impressive. I am very confident he will do well.”

Solis wasn’t the only one who supported Mazur taking over the position: Student Affairs Chair Nic Puccio also was.

“I am very impressed with this young man,” he said during the meeting. “He is always coming up with new ideas. He will do a great job as the successor for Clevenger.”

Mazur himself believes this new position is a perfect fit for him.

“I’ve been working on green initiatives, so this is a natural fit,” he said. “I like working on sustainable issues and I want to supply any support I can.”

Not only has he taken on other leadership roles in writing resolutions earlier in the semester, he is also currently working on getting renewable bags into dining services as a new green initiative.

However, he presented another resolution to USG along with Internal Affairs Eric Juzkiw, that the senators will be voting on next meeting.

This new resolution is USG’s way to formally support some of Call To Action’s goals, Juzkiw said during the meeting.

On Monday, Oct. 28, many cabinet members attended a Call To Action meeting. Call To Action is a student run group that formed in response to racially charged tweets aimed at the Black Student Union that happened earlier this year. They claimed that the administration and Not In Our Town wasn’t doing enough for the students.

“We are supporting five overarching goals,” Mazur said during the meeting. “We already support Not In Our Town and officially want to support diversity and multicultural groups attempts within the University.”

Call To Action and USG differ in how we go about making change and we support it but are doing things more our way, Mazur said.

“Our goal is to represent the students,” he said. “The underlying goal is increasing multiculturalism and inclusion in the University.”

Solis is excited about the new resolution.

“It is important to show our support for diversity and inclusion,” he said. “It’s in our core values in the institution.”

Juzkiw attended the meeting and took some time to think about how USG could make a difference.

“There are two parts to this resolution,” he said. “First is to support action for multicultural initiation behind goals. Second is to take action based response and to work with administration.”

USG will be meeting next Monday, November 25 at 7:30 in Union 308 to vote on the resolution.

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