The Fall of AUSG: Part II
The scandal continues. This second article addresses the long-term future of AUSG as an institution, and what the student body can do to improve its government now that the election controversy is over.
This is the second of a two-part series. Read Part I here.
In the first part of this series, the events immediately surrounding the decertification scandal were examined. This final article will address the future of student government and what can be done to improve AUSG.
The (Non) Future of AUSG
I mentioned before that this election would have lasting consequences for the student government. These effects are both institutional and political. CSI’s involvement in this matter exposed the weaknesses of AUSG as an institution. CSI staff were able to waltz into the Senate, violate their procedure, and tell the Senate that its vote was irrelevant. They successfully threatened the Senate into doing what the CSI office wanted, and they revealed they ha