Following last week’s student body general elections, 1,875 students voted in support of the BeAM Student Fee Referendum — passing the 1,495 votes cast against it.
Though most students voted in favor of the referendum, the decision is still pending final approval from the Board of Governors in March.
The proposal would amend the student constitution to create a BeAM advisory board similar to that of Campus Health, Campus Recreation and other departments that receive student fee money. The advisory board created would also be charged with finding outside funding for the Makerspaces.
Last semester, members of the BeAM Makerspace approached Ryan Collins, co-chairperson of the Student Fee Audit Committee,…