By: Karimar Rodriguez Serrano
The General Student Council held the first informative assembly of the year 2011-2012 last Tuesday February 28, 2012, in which they talked about the Inform of the Board of Trustees. Some topics discussed where the increase of 4% of the credit value, the class dropouts and the exemption. They also presented the recommendations and possible solutions to these problems.
Once entered the Mangual Coliseum one of the first things that catches the attention is the fact that their playing music while the wait to complete quorum. Further in you can see the lack of people sitting in the bleachers waiting anxiously to see if the quorum would be made. After waiting proximally half an hour Bianca Diaz the person in charge of keeping the registry of the people announced that the quorum for an informative assembly had been made.
The president of the Student Council Mikhail Blancovitch said “I give beginning to this assembly” and so it began. He started by reading the Inform of the president of the University and the topics of importance. While he was reading the Inform you could sense a collective misunderstanding of most of the student body, not by lack of knowledge but because of the poor sound system and the echoes.
Following the end of the presidents Inform went to the microphone the vice-president Leonardo Cabán who proceeded to read the Inform of the Board of Syndics, in which explained the problems going on in the University, how the affect the student body and possible ways of fixing the problems.
By this time in the assembly one could notice the apparent lack of people still present in the assembly. Most people where beginning to leave under the pretense that they already knew what the where informing and the plain fact that they were hungry.
Some students that went up to the microphone to give their opinions on the situations where most bother by the limitation of class dropouts like Edgardo Garcia form the Department of Mechanical Engineering who was so flustered by the situation that he left before saying his name and in repeated times was asked to give it. Other students gave light to other problems in the University like lack of professors in some departments. Another student also showed light on a problem going on in the University in respect to the class dropouts and how the shouldn’t be through the professor because there had been cases of harassment by the professors.
Finally the assembly ended by a notion of closure in which the remaining student body seconded. The assembly ended with the General Student Council left to look for more information in respect of the problems said in the Inform of the Board of Syndics. And on those terms they decided to invoke a second assembly further in March to go over the Inform and with the attendance of more students to be able to reach solutions.