OUSC covers anti-hate week, backpack drive

By Jake Thielen

At Monday’s meeting, OUSC discussed a budget amendment that would allocate more funding to the upcoming Anti-Hate Week. The money was leftover from previous Multicultural Affairs Committee events and would be used to help pay for food, giveaways and movie rights.

Anti-Hate Week will be take place Nov. 15-20. Scheduled events include appearances from guest speakers, a poetry slam and a screening of the film “Soldier’s Girl.”

OUSC Judicial Chair John Ajlouny introduced a second budget amendment designed to promote the extended hours of Kresge Library during finals week.

Ajlouny said he also plans to raffle off a pair of noise-cancelling headphones on the last day of the event. OUSC will vote on both budget amendments next week.

OUSC also discussed helping Sigma Alpha Epsilon in their efforts to collect backpacks for the Michigan Technical Academy in Detroit.

SAE member Lucas Johnson said the backpacks would be filled with school supplies and given to needy children at the school, which has students in grades K-4.

SAE is looking for funding for the project to help pay for the cost of the backpacks. Johnson said some of the campus sororities are helping to provide the school supplies.

Oakland University Student Body President Brandon Gustafson said OUSC would likely be unable to contribute financially, but they would offer to help SAE pass out the backpacks.