Student Association Sen. Richard Fowler (U-At Large) rushed out of Post Hall Monday night, refusing to answer questions about rumors of his resignation and stagnated meetings.
The Finance Committee held its first meeting Monday night, only hours before the SA assembled at the Mount Vernon Campus. Over the summer, the committee held a teleconference, in which they elected SA Sen. Matt Cohen (SoB-U) vice chairman. The election was nullified and Cohen was re-elected Monday night. Other committees met throughout the summer.
“It’s all going to be alright,” Fowler said with a smile as he exited the Academic Building on Mount Vernon Monday. Fowler declined to ask questions about his resignation and why his committee only met once since the election. He was accompanied by another student, who pushed this reporter away from the senator.
This summer, The Hatchet reported on allegations of sexual abuse and lewd conduct involving Fowler and former SA President Lamar Thorpe. Within the next month, the SA will check each senator’s disciplinary record. Students on disciplinary probation will not be able to serve in the SA. Fowler was one of several SA senators that did not submit an eligibility form.
“Richard’s business is his business,” Cohen said after the meeting. Cohen declined to comment on rumors that Fowler will abdicate his chairmanship and said the committee is doing its job.