Thursday, May 2, 2013

PLU Briefs: May 3, 2013

University changes alcohol policy

      PLU will now allow catered beer and wine services at on-campus events in addition to meals and receptions, according to an e-mail sent out Wednesday evening by the Office of Student Life. The Board of Regents, the Campus Life Committee and ASPLU all agreed on the policy change, and representatives from Finance and Operations, Dining and Retail Services, and Auxilary Services signed the letter. Clients must complete an Application for a Campus Event with Alcohol (ACEA).

Provost responds to May Day protest

      In light of the recent attempt of contingent faculty to join a union, students and faculty stressed unionization as a basic worker right at Wednesday’s May Day protest on campus. After contingent faculty filed cards with the Washington chapter of the Service Employees International Union, PLU went to court, claiming the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) did not have jurisdiction over PLU. The Office of the Provost sent out an e-mail to the entire PLU community clarifying the issues regarding the NLRB and releasing statistics about the number of contingent faculty and their salaries - information which administration had previously denied releasing to student media.