The Daily Texan [article]

University Of Texas At Austin, Austin, The University Of Texas At
After rejecting a proposal that would chance tho body's method of representation, the Texas Student I/ibby (T SL) voted Sunday to draw up bills on a variety of subjects to present to the legislature. Measures approved by the group include marijuana law reform, tuition equalization for private schools, abortion law reform, majority rights for 18-year-olds, student government control of student services fees and the placement of students on the governing boards of colleges. The TSL, which
more » ... ts 22 Texas collages with a toto I enrollment of 220,000, met in the Highlands Room in the Castanian, a private dormitory. D URIN G a morning session, the student representatives considered a proposal by Ja c k Fields of Baylor to change the method of representation. He asked that TSI, adopt the repre.-entation system of the Texas intercollegiate Student Association (T ISA ). Under TISA rules, a college or university receives representation according to enrollment up to a total of 23,000. All schools over that amount have equal number of representatives. "The TISA system is tot illy unnoepptablp because its obvious who the structure discriminates against," University Student Government President Dick Benson said. Benson said it was worthwhile for smaller schools to be members of TSL. He cited the passage of the tuition equalization measure as an example. THU L O B B Y voted to keep the present representation, which is one vote for each 1,000 students on a campus.
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