General assembly members resign at meeting

Braden Linick

The ASNMU meeting this week began with the resignation of two more General Assembly members, College of Professional Studies Representative Brittany Voich and Down Campus Representative Sally Osentoski.

Voich, a General Assembly member for the past two years said in her letter of resignation that she has not enjoyed her position in ASNMU this year. She said she still feels the same as she always has about the group, but the recent ASNMU affairs no longer interest her.

Osentoski, a more recent member to the group, wrote a much longer letter of resignation.

“I do not want to be a part of an organization with such a poor reputation,” Osentoski said. “It saddens me that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch. I have faith in ASNMU to restore its credibility.”

Jonathon Brady was then sworn into the General Assembly as the College of Business Representative.

The meeting then turned to College of Arts and Sciences Representative, Troy Morris who further expressed his frustration from last week’s meeting towards the “limbo” the group is in with the judiciary.

Associate Provost for Student Affairs Bill Bernard made his first appearance at an ASNMU meeting in 10 years. He gave his insight to the group along with relaying messages from others that he has received about their current situation.

“I know your heart is in the right place, but these reasons of resignations reinforce what I have heard on campus. You’re losing members faster then you’re gaining them,” Bernard said. “As a group, I implore you to take some sort of action on this as a group or individuals. Either find a way to work together and solve the impeachment issue or work together as an organization.”

Treasurer and Student Finance Committee Chairman John Comastro then offered his views on the current status of the impeachment process.

“I want to ask the president and vice president to step down,” Comastro said. “This conflict needs resolution.”

Several members of the General Assembly voiced their opinions as well and seemed to agree with Comastro’s outlook.

“I am more than willing to resign, but [Stanley is] first,” ASNMU Vice President Kelsey Hayes said. “I have done nothing wrong, but if that is what you want, I am willing to do so.”

Stanley gave no response.

The meeting was then adjourned.