On Apr. 2 at 4 p.m., the General Student Assembly was convened by the Student Council in the Main Auditorium for the discussion about the agenda including amendment of UOS regulations. However, the Assembly could not meet the quorum despite the implementation of written agreement. Despite this shortfall, the number of attending students did increase compared to last year.
About 200 UOS students participated in the Assembly on site, while 400 students submitted their written agreements prior to the meeting. In reaction to the low turnout, the Student Council delayed the formal opening of the Assembly, but presented a report on plans concerning the student festival and continued with the business of its executive branches ahead of the schedule. Even after one hour, however, a quorum was not still reached.
A freshman from the department of International Relations, who attended the Assembly, mentioned that he was informed of the Assembly, but not of the written agreement. The president of Close-up, Cho Chang-hoon (Dept. of Philosophy, ’10), explained that the written agreements were collected only for three days from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1, the day before the Assembly. He added, the Council asked the student presidents to inform their departments of the new measure of written agreement. Nonetheless, it turned out that not all presidents fulfilled their responsibility. In response, Cho promised to improve communication channels for the next Assembly.