Bulls Radio sees $52K added to budget
Published: Monday, April 9, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 9, 2012 01:04
Gryniewicz said he doesn’t expect to see much money left at the end of the semester, because many people were hired onto staff late in the year.
“I mean we weren’t on the air over the summer,” he said. “I mean, it was shut down a little bit. We probably had about five or six people on staff in the fall while the interview process went on. I refused to just pick someone and run with it. I wanted to find the right people.”
Bulls Radio transferred $1,500 to its travel budget this year, which received no funding from last year’s ASRC, for Sports Director Nick Flammia to travel to New York City to cover the men’s basketball Big East Tournament and attend a job fair.
ASRC Budget Chairman Jeff Gao, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering, said that while all purchases for student organizations and agencies must go through the SG Business Office, ASRC doesn’t consider previous years’ spending when allocating new budgets.
“There’s really no way of holding them accountable, per se,” he said. “Everyone has a thing called flexible spending. We give them an amount of money, and they can choose to spend it on whatever they choose as long as it follows all the rules. If they choose not to spend it, it gets swept back to us.”
Yet Gryniewicz said money cannot be transferred out without “at least 10 people seeing it,” including student body President Matt Diaz and student body Vice President Zach Johnson.
“We’re going to come close to the budget money, but that always gives us an opportunity to transfer some out if we’d like,” he said. “I don’t plan to misuse any of the students funds or anything like that. There is some surplus, but that happens every year. I think you’ll see a lot of the organizations end up with a dollar here, or 10 bucks there.”