ASNMU approved a resolution written by College of Arts and Sciences Representative Cody Mayer, with co-sponsors, Vice President of ASNMU, Connor Loftus, and The Woods Representative, Simon Moesch, acknowledging that youth voter participation in elections, is at a low, and how it can be difficult for youth to vote due to classes. This resolution asked for support from ASNMU in order to create an academic holiday for all state and national elections. Upon ASNMU's approval, this resolution will now be sent to the Board of Trustees, the University President, Academic Senate, State Representative Sara Cambensy of the 109th District, and other groups it may concern.
The ASNMU resolution, originally written by General Studies Representative Sheila Williams in the 2015-2016 year, was amended by the General Assembly to get support from the Academic Senate and also received support from the NMU President's Council, however, the Board of Trustees did not feel the resolution was a piece of legislation they could vote on.
ASNMU approved a resolution written by Off-Campus Representative Connor Loftus, with co-sponsors from the Dean of Students, Chris Greer, Vice President of ASNMU, Xavier Pete-Dye, Director of External Affairs, Taylor Preul, Off-Campus Representative, Sarah Head, and Quad 1 Representative, Tory Casal, to explore how many NMU students, faculty, and staff miss meals or go hungry due to finances, time constraints, or for other reasons. Upon ASNMU approval, this resolution was sent to the Board of Trustees, University President, the Dean of Students, and other groups it concerned. This resolution resulted in the creation of a University working committee dedicated to exploring this issue through a survey that actively worked to bring a food pantry to our campus.
ASNMU approved a resolution written by General Studies Representative Sheila Williams, with co-sponsors from the Native American Student Organization, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, and Native American Language and Culture Club, in support of Indigenous People's Day at Northern Michigan University. This day will celebrate the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples in the United States, on a day traditionally known for Christopher Columbus. Upon ASNMU's approval, this resolution will be sent to the Academic Senate for support. Upon the Academic Senate's support, this resolution will be sent to the Board of Trustees, the University President, the Chief Diversity Officer, State Representatives, and other groups it may concern.