IRHA passes one bill, one resolution

Rachel Ori

The Inter-Residence Hall Association met Thursday evening, resulting in the passing of one bill and one resolution.

The meeting opened with a pulling of a bill discussed last week. The bill dealt with the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) president and IRHA representative being unable to receive a $1,500 stipend at the end of their term. A conflict arose this year that could prevent the current president from receiving their stipend.

The bill was pulled until further noticed.

A second bill from last week was discussed, which dealt with funding for a trivia event named Kaleidoquiz.

Kaleidoquiz is a 26-hour long event, taking place from March 3 to 4. The event is sponsored by Ames radio station KURE 88.5. Participants are required to answer a trivia question every six minutes, with one event per hour. A scavenger hunt goes on every six hours, with a travel portion taking place outside of Ames.

The bill asked for $100 per team to fund the teams, with about 5-10 teams participating each year. An amendment was passed that increased the amount of funding to $200 per team.

The bill passed with a vote of 29-1-0.

A resolution from last week was discussed, asking for funding for a new game room in the Maple-Willow-Larch residence hall. The vote dealt with passing the bill up to the Department of Residence to cover the cost, not for a specific dollar amount from IRHA.

The resolution passed with a vote of 26-3-1.

A new bill was introduced to help fund a Masquerade Ball held on March 4th, put on by Oak-Elm Residence Hall. The ball will be open to all residence hall students. The bill asked for $3,163 to fund food, accessories and decorations for the event.

Voting was postponed until next week.

Following these votes, Student Government took the floor to discuss the results of their meeting on Wednesday evening, that resulted in the group pledging to support immigrant students.

IRHA will meet next on Thursday in the Campanile Room of the Memorial Union.