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23. February 2005 • Matt Hollerbach
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I like that word—newsbits.

Proposal A Fails
...and more. Click for results on all votes.
> Washtenaw County Unofficial Election Results

MSA sides with students on Coke concerns
In a heated meeting last night, MSA voted to support the student Coke Campaign Coalition. But the vote came after the resolution was modified several times. Nevertheless, members of the coalition consider it a victory
> Daily: MSA finds Coke guilty

MSA delays student PIRG vote
Due to a last-minute injunction filed with MSA’s judicial oversight body (Central Student Judiciary – CSJ), MSA was barred from voting on funding a pilot student PIRG chapter. The injunction was filed by MSA chief of staff Elliot Wells-Reid, citing concerns of jeopardizing MSA’s 501©(3) status.
During a question/answer session, Wells-Reid was unable to substantiate his claims, and refused to answer most questions. Some have speculated that his motivations for stalling the bill have more to do with his personal biases against PIRG organizations than actual legal concerns.

GEO wins student support, LEO pickets
In a final bit of MSA news, the assembly voted to support GEO in their current negotiations with University administrators. And for information on LEO’s current situation, you’ll have to go to the Daily:
> LEO stages picket