All-university sustainability committee chair chosen
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The ASI Board of Directors yesterday selected member Franklin Griffen to represent students in SF State’s new all-university sustainability committee.

The board voted 10-5 to approve Griffen, whom President Natalie Franklin said she nominated after university officials urged the board to quickly make its selection. Members added the vote to the day’s agenda and held a contentious discussion amongst themselves and public attendees who expected to apply for the committee seat.

“It’s extremely disappointing” that the board selected a fellow member without considering several students who sent letters of intent to run, said Bryan Ting, a member of student environmental group ECO Students.

Dissenting voter Sharef Al Najjar, vice president of finance for ASI, said “I’d love to read [Ting’s] letter of intent, as well as those of others.”

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