IRHA looks for election committee members

Jill Pearson

With the Inter-Residence Hall Association elections coming up on April 3, parliament members are looking to fill seats for their election committee.This year’s elections will be held online. The applications for the election committee will also be available online as well as in print at all hall desks.The election committee oversees the elections and advises candidates, as well as residents and also helps to implement the electronic systems, said IRHA Vice President Steve Skutnik.IRHA is looking for two representatives from each association for the election committee, he said, and applications are due Feb. 27.”It is an exciting process that we are moving towards an online election,” Skutnik said.Prior to tonight’s IRHA meeting, a forum abut the Internet cap will be held at 6 p.m. in the Gallery Room of the Memorial Union. The forum will answer questions and address concerns about the cap, said IRHA President Paul Duncan. Duncan said he will lead the forum and is looking for general feedback on how the Internet cap is affecting students.”Basically, the forum will address concerns about the Net Cap now that it has been instituted to see how it is affecting students,” Duncan said. “We will discuss how [Academic Information Technologies] is doing as far as addressing concerns and enforcing policy.”During the meeting, parliament will be introduced to a bill written by Internal Affairs which proposes a set of constitutional amendments, Skutnik said. He said it will help streamline many facets of parliament and redefine some of the executive powers.”A lot of what it does is just clean-up work,” said David Boike, Union Drive Association at-large. “It will make it more effective and efficient to work with.”Parliament will also vote on a leadership conference bill which requests funding for a conference held at Iowa State.