Friday, March 31, 2006

Moving forward, using all our breath

The tidal wave is swelling, and we're riding it. So let's recap, shall we?

Yesterday, the Daily Cardinal carried the first announcement that revolution was in the air.

Later that same day, with a small message in one of the student papers, turnout to our first meeting exceeded expectations. Liberals and conservatives, ASM members and regular students - everyone - could tell change here. Some bloggers even showed up. (And when you've finished reading all that, kick back and just listen for a few minutes.)

Today, our manifesto is out:
ASM has forfeited its right to be taken seriously. Atlas has shrugged.

The Daily Cardinal is listening:
For some UW-Madison students, Associated Students of Madison’s handling of this week’s election-crippling computer glitch was the last straw. Talk of revolution is in the air, and this editorial board supports such warranted, healthy discussion.
We are encouraged to find students observing the downfalls of ASM and acting to make real change on campus. We look forward to hearing from the alternative government movement and implore those organizing the effort to engage all students, something ASM has never done.

And today, we'd like to announce that we met with Interim Dean of Students Lori Berquam. In a fantastic hour-long discussion, Dean Berquam was more than gracious, and was happy to "recognize [Student Government's] efforts." In fact, she made clear that she was "available to assist and consult" with Student Government.

Toes on the nose, yo.


At 3/31/2006 6:52 PM, Blogger RT the LT said...

Nice blog!

At 3/31/2006 7:55 PM, Blogger Tim said...

Yes, can I be added to contributors. I want to post on possible reform measures we can put in place.

At 3/31/2006 9:06 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Way to go! You guys should make a facebook group to gage the students. Need help with anything?

At 4/01/2006 9:44 AM, Blogger Bill said...


You forgot to include one newspaper, that is organized and edited by students. "Street Pulse" formerly known as the Homeless Cooperative.

Here is the official website

At 4/10/2006 5:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on your meeting with Dean Berquam. Although, do you realize that this is simply her personality? She aims to please, but that does not constitute action taken on the behalf of "Student Government".


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