Cash Cab, Student Summit announced at brief Senate meeting

    ASG President Austin Young announced the forthcoming production of Northwestern’s very own Cash Cab, an NU take on the popular Discovery Channel game show, during a rare under-an-hour Senate session Wednesday night. The Northwestern model of Cash Cab will pay trivia-savvy SafeRide passengers cash for answering surprise NU-centric pop quiz questions. The program remains in the planning stages as Young and his team search for funds.

    Young also announced a the formation of a Student Summit, which he envisions as a UN-type gathering of student delegations from various campus groups, which will pass a list of priorities to be presented to Student Affairs. Young says an opportunity like this is particularly relevant at a time when Student Affairs is writing its own strategic plan. A Student Summit, Young said, will present a “declaration of sentiments” of students’ most pressing priorities.

    The announcements came during a smoothly moderated and unusually short Senate session, during which senators preoccupied themselves mainly with a request of $300 for extra computer chargers to be available via rental to students at the library’s circulation desk. Senators will vote on the proposal at next week’s session.

    Matt Bellassai liveblogged the ASG Senate meeting below:

    NBN welcomes Matt Bellassai, former ASG Presidential candidate and Public Relations Vice President, as Special ASG Correspondent this quarter. Please see our note on his coverage.


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