Vice president of ASNMU thinks over resignation

Braden Linick

The ASNMU weekly meeting Monday addressed a number of growing problems within their organization, while still trying to remain focused on helping students.

At the beginning of the meeting, ASNMU Vice President Kelsey Hayes announced she was considering resignation and then proceeded to read her potential letter of resignation.

“The so-called leader of ASNMU is no leader,” Hayes said. “I’m here to confront the lack of leadership within ASNMU.”

Chairwoman of the Assembly Abby Roche, who conducts the meetings, asked Hayes to stop reading, but Hayes continued to read her letter about ASNMU President Ben Stanley, even after the gavel had been struck.

After some discussion, Stanley requested that the General Assembly consider withdrawing the Articles of Impeachment.

“ASNMU has a lot of light on it right now, but it is beginning to dim,” Stanley said. “We have so many great things we are doing right now and I want to focus on those things and not our internal problems.”

Off-campus representative Nathan Bradbury attempted to motion to reconsider the Articles of Impeachment, however the motion was denied. In order for a person to motion the reconsider, they would not only have to be one of the people who voted for the impeachment, but they would have to motion it the day the impeachment was passed.

College of arts and sciences representative Troy Morris gave a PowerPoint presentation to the group about all the progress the organization has made this semester with things such as the Student Association of Michigan (SAM) and getting the bike share program back on its feet.

His presentation ended with the issue of Stanley’s impeachment. The majority of the ASNMU judiciary appointees have either been declined or backed out, he said. He argued that he sees no immediate resolution to the problem. He then began to urge resignation from either side.

“ASNMU is shooting for the moon and I can’t stand to see us going in the other direction,” Morris said. “I want a clean start from the top.”

The meeting then went into closed session and the public was asked to leave.

When the doors reopened, the meeting was adjourned.

According to Stanley, he will spend some time this week searching for more people to appoint to the ASNMU judiciary and hopefully get them approved by the general assembly so they may deal with the Articles of Impeachment.