Questions for the DSU Executive

These questions will be asked of the Dalhousie Student Union Executive at the next council meeting on November 17, 2010, in regard to the Homecoming concerts which lost the DSU upward of $30,000 due to poor planning and mismanagement. It was revealed on November 10, 2010 that the University bailed out the Union for its loss, which still means that student money was wasted.

  1. Given that the concerts cost more than $10,000 which is the Executive approval limit, when the projected budget was known, who approved the shows?
  2. Was the headliner budget exhausted by hosting these shows?
  3. Will the student union be holding any other major concerts this academic year?

My answers to these questions is as follows:

  1. Not the DSU Council, which must approve such large an expenditure.
  2. Yes.
  3. We have no money, so no.

When the answers are provided, I will post them here. It will be interesting to see what they say.

If you have a question you want the Executive to answer, sound off in the comments.