SGA President Matthew McCann issues executive order
Judicial Council finds issuance of order to be constitutional
Published: Sunday, January 22, 2012
Updated: Friday, May 25, 2012 12:05
Gay also said he was frightened by the thought of the executive using a power that is at times limitless.
“I think that an executive with limitless power is something very dangerous to a constitutional democracy that’s built on checks and balances,” he said.
Colin Forward, treasurer of the Mobile Innovation Club, also attended the meeting to find out the fate of the allocation that was meant for his organization.
Forward said that the electronics specified in the allocation would have been stored in an off-campus facility.
“It would be stored in Partnership II, which is a UCF-owned building in Research Park, the security’s actually managed by the NSA [National Security Agency] because the building has clearance for research,” he said.
According to Gay, the FAO committee felt that the devices “would be very safe and very secure.”
Forward said that although not receiving the $1,000 from the allocation will be a setback, he believes the club will be able to get the materials they need.
“It’s going to be tough, it means we’re going to have to work a little harder and get a little more creative with the resources that are given to us ... luckily we have enough talent and enough expertise behind the group that I think we’ll be able to make it successful,” the senior computer science major said.
The group became a registered student organization in fall 2011 and plans a public launch this semester. He said right now they have about 20 members, but because UCF doesn’t have a mobile curriculum he believes the club will be popular.
“I know as soon as people hear about the opportunities we’ve created for them they’re going to want to jump on board and we’ll probably have more interest than we know what to do with,” he said.