:: Tuesday, March 28, 2006 ::
Kiyoshi Martinez over at The Next Frontier has been blogging up a storm recently covering the proposed TAM merger. So, I was quite surprised when, after reading both the Daily Illini article and Kiyoshi's coverage of the Student Senators walking out of the meeting to deny a quorum to close debate, that the News-Gazette spent exactly zero words on the students' parliamentary maneuver. In fact, it looks like the News-Gazette went well out of its way to avoid mentioning it.
After nearly two hours of contentious debate about merging two engineering departments, the University of Illinois' faculty senate realized it didn't have a quorum and shut itself down.It may be just me, but 20 people leaving the meeting to prevent closure on the debate seems to be just a little bit noteworthy.
After a debate fairly evenly divided between the two sides, senator George Friedman called the question of closing the debate. A show of hands went for ending it.
But the vote called into question how many of those on the main floor were actually members of the senate, or were instead engineering students, and another show of hands detected the lack of a quorum.
So, why leave it out?
Grammatical Correction: Posessives of plural nouns have the apostraphe after the terminal 's,' not before it. Also, it's really embarassing when you notice your grammatical mistake after someone's quoted the text in question.
:: The Squire 3:02 PM :: email this post :: ::