TRUSU Briefs – March 20, 2013

Devan C. Tasa, News Editor Ω

Executive progress reports expanded

TRUSU council voted on March 12 to increase the number of progress reports the executive receives.

Before the change, there were three progress reports: one about campaigns, one about services and one about entertainment. Three more have been added: internal operations, clubs and collectives.

The policy was changed because of the new LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer and questioning) and graduate collectives, said Dylan Robinson, TRUSU’s vice president external.

“That change is to have the [executive] agenda to line up with our new structure,” he said.

Food bank numbers tracked

The students union will now be tracking how many items are given to students from its food bank.

TRUSU began measuring food bank items in January. It’s also measuring how many graduate gowns are rented and how many international student identity cards (ISIC) students are getting.

“It’s good that we are able to track it,” said TRUSU director-at-large Olivia Skagos, adding that a large increase in food bank items could speak to a tuition fee that’s too high for students.

No numbers relating to the new measurement were revealed at the meeting.