ASU Makes Plans for the New Semester

By Jose Rojas

The Associated Student Union presented plans to make major changes during the spring 2015 semester at its first meeting Friday.

ASU announced  that they want to create a shuttle from the Gold Line station to the main campus.

Executive Vice President, Romel Lopez is the leader of the committee working on this project.

The committee has to evaluate how many students use the Metro Gold Line and what type of shuttle would be used.

If this project is approved, it would start up next year and be free to all East Los Angeles College students.

At the beginning of the 2014-2015 term, ASU had $210,000 of which $171,388 have been distributed to ELAC clubs and community events.

Part of the money ASU receives comes from students’ fees and the other part comes from the state.

ASU chartered the Non-Traditional Student Club and the Kinesiology Club. They discussed and approved match funding for different clubs at ELAC. They also approved funding for the match and tour for the ELAC Puente Club North California trip.

“This trip is very important for the ELAC Puente Club members because it encourages students to transfer to a four-year university and also experience the exposure to internship,” Sarahi Briseño, a Puente Club member said.

Issues with the new school website and the schools’ Wi-Fi were discussed.

Chief Delegate Ji In Lee said students that are having problems with the new ELAC website or with the campus Wi-Fi should go to the Information Technology Department.

“A lot of people are complaining about this issue, but only one person has gone to the IT department. If more people put pressure on them, this issue would be fixed faster” Lee said.

“I believe it is very important for the students to come and participate in this type of meeting so that they can see what the student government, who represents all the students, are working on and what is happening in the Associated Student Union,” Gutierrez said.

The next ASU meeting will be held March 20 at 2 p.m. in the G1 Administration building.



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