By Grant Bachand - Newsroom Director
***Disclaimer author has a personal and professional relationship with a subject in this article***
To those who follow student government, last year, NUGSS suffered from its fair share of infighting. One topic that was particularly heated was the idea of instituting an oversight board for NUGSS. The motion divided the board and created frictions between the directors. This year a new conflict has begun, that has to lead to one director being censured.
Censure is a governance term which means the board does not like the behaviors of that individual.
At the August 24th, regular NUGSS meeting President Erik Searle tabled a motion which was aimed to have the NUGSS Board of Directors censure Director of Internal Affairs, Seth Jex. The motion was brought forward after the two disagreed as to the role of the Director of Internal Affairs. The censure of Director Jex was due to him publishing a document before the board had time to approve it, and his removal of another an admin from a NUGSS Facebook group.
CFUR reached out to NUGSS for comment and received the following:
CFUR also reached out directly to Director Seth Jex for Comment and he provided the following:
NUGSS has an important year and ahead of it, and they have some critical issues to contend with: a significant debt load which students are becoming more and more impatient with; Thirsty Moose and Degrees still losing money, and concerns within the student body as the effectiveness and size of the NUGSS Board. The infighting that has already begun could potentially become a major problem for the society moving forward.