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WSA Tables Vote on Tobacco Resolution, Entertains The_Real_MRoth

Have strong opinions on the tobacco resolution? Get ready to get polled.

Smokers, rejoice: Judgment Day hath been delayed. After much ado, ballyhoo, and brouhaha over a proposed resolution to ban the sale of tobacco on University-owned properties (read: Neon), the Wesleyan Student Assembly decided on Sunday night to table the sequester cuts vote until polling the student body. No, this doesn’t mean the resolution is going away for good. It does mean that it’s postponed.

“We tabled the vote in order to poll the student body and engage more with the owners of Neon Deli,” explained Student Affairs Committee Chair Nicole Updegrove ’14, who first proposed the resolution, via email. “Many of us, myself included, weren’t willing to vote without more opinions from the student body.”

The proposal quickly sparked some loud, impassioned, and occasionally bizarre arguments in the Wesleying comments section (my favorite one notes that “addiction is the gift that keeps on giving—if we start selling cigarettes at Weshop, Pi, and Usdan, it’ll be a big help to the University’s endowment”), and Updegrove has been quick to respond to some of the angrier voices.

Roth –> WSA –> Usdan 108 <--> HEAD EXPLOSION

Legend has it the only and only REAL_MROTH will be making a surprise guest appearance at tonight’s WSA meeting to spread the Thanksgiving cheer, drop some blues jams, and discuss appropriations of Hegel in twentieth-century France. Or something like that, according to WSA coordinator Arya Alizadeh ’13:

Michael Roth will be coming to tonight’s WSA meeting. He will be coming at 8:30 PM and will be answering students questions and concerns as well as talking about this past weekend’s Board of Trustees meeting.

WSA meetings happen every Sunday evening at 7:00 PM in Usdan 108 and we reserve the first part of meeting for community open forum where you can come and voice your opinion about any campus issue. But tonight, important thing to remember: Roth at 8:30 in Usdan 108.

Date: Tonight
Time: Right freaking now (Roth takes the stage at 8:30 PM prompt)
Place: Usdanforth Quayle 108