ASMU asks police to speak at forum

Steve Rushin

The ASMU Senate has asked Milwaukee’s police chief to send three officers to Marquette to participate in an open forum with students on the subjects of sexual assault and crime prevention.

That proposal was in the mixed bag of topics opened at Tuesday night’s Senate meeting.

ASMU has reserved the Varsity Theater for Nov. 12 in the hope that Police Chief Robert Ziarnik will allow three officers to speak to students and answer questions afterward.

In other business, the Senate mentioned that the university will be paying for a new wide-screen television to replace the deteriorating one in the Mugrack.

A proposal also was considered to open Memorial Library’s study lounge, which currently closes at 2 a.m., for 24-hour use.

The Senate approved the constitutions of three new student groups last night. The Jewish Student Union, the French Club and the Black Essence Dance Theater were approved for recognition by ASMU.

The Senate’s Multiple Sclerosis board announced it will bring hypnotist Jim Wand to the Varsity Theater for two shows Nov. 14. The popular hypnotist appeared at Orientation this fall and is hoped to generate up to $4,000 for the MS drive.

Also on the entertainment agenda is “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” ASMU has reserved 200 seats at the Oriental Theater and a shuttle bus for the midnight showing Nov. 9.

As the meeting adjourned last night, ASMU President Dave Sullivan said the Athletic Board recommendation to cut the number of student basketball tickets has been submitted to Dean of Students James Moore.

Sullivan said Moore opposes pairing the number of tickets from 3,000 to 2,500, as the board has recommended. However, the ticket situation is “still susceptible to change,” Sullivan said.