January 26, 2008

FAG or GAF?

That's something which happened during the last meeting of Union Council of Term 1. I was meant to write about it but I forgot.

Basically there was a proposal to change some of the names of the Union Officers. It was proposed that the Finance, Democracy and Services Officer (FDSO) be renamed Finance and Governance Officer. However some peopleproposed an amendment to make it Governance and Finance Officer. All of this because the former is "FAG" and the latter is "GAF". There was a 30min to 45min debate on that issue. Quite frankly I find this pathetic.

The rheotoric often used at Council is "we [the student's at Warwick] are the brightest minds in this country". Debating 45 min on such an issue because "some people might make a laughing stock out of it" seems to contradict with that.

The Union should probably spend more time explaining to "normal students" (i.e. students not involved in the SU) what the FDSO, FAG, GAF (or however you wanna call it) does rather discussing the names.

That event highlighted one of the problems with Council: almost everybody agrees on everything apart semantics and therefore semantics seems the only thing we debate about (although there are one or two controversial non-semantical issues).


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  1. Fag!
    Just kidding. 45 mins does sound a bit long to be splitting hairs.

    26 Jan 2008, 22:15

  2. I see Council hasn’t changed much since I left. It was only during my final year that the title FDSO was implemented; before that it was Finance and Internal Affairs Officer. Seems a bit silly to be changing it already.

    26 Jan 2008, 23:58


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