Associated Students, Inc. senators discuss agenda items during the Sept. 20 senate meeting. (Alejandro Soto/The Collegian)

ASI suspends all negotiations with The Fresno Bee

The Associated Students, Inc. student senate on Wednesday voted unanimously to suspend all negotiations with The Fresno Bee.

The senate voted against the latest potential deal with The Fresno Bee after reviewing the proposal that would have contracted ASI to spend $14,193.75 for an entire academic year.

ASI is now looking into making a digital-only access deal with an alternative news media outlet such as The New York Times.

Also during the meeting, Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Frank Lamas announced that within the next two to three weeks, the Veterans Services Office will be adding a temporary resource space inside a trailer located across from the Engineering East Building.

Lamas said the space will serve as an office with two full-time staff members and a fully furnished lounge where student veterans can relax.

“A trailer can only be so nice,” Lamas said. “But it’s something where we can bring everything.”

Lamas also said that the allocated space inside the basement of the University Student Union remains available to veterans, but does not give enough space for both an office and lounge.