It's that time of the month again for John Collins. stoic tv's Ask The President returns, putting viewers' questions to the person at the top of the Union hierarchy.
Last month, the President responded to comments on the Beit redevelopment. Dismissing the original November deadline on the Union website, he insisted that structural work in the foyer had only "slipped by about a week". It was explained that the initial two-phase redevelopment plan had been scrapped because of College funding concerns, and that work would now be more piecemeal, perhaps even over five years. John Collins confirmed the future plans to move SAC onto the first floor, and that revamping dB's was "definitely urgent", but was less certain after that: "The masterplan... we will follow, but towards the end it will fizzle out" he said. "There won't be a glorious end to it."
Following the censure of Deputy President (Graduate Students) Shama Rahman, and a related question from the Live! message board, John Collins' view was unequivocal: "The problem with the DP(GS) role is that it's a full time role... and it's a sabb. That's why we've run into these problems." The January/February show, together with all other editions, can be viewed on the stoic tv website.
The March edition is being filmed on Tuesday 20th (of March). Any questions for John Collins should be sent to [email protected] before Tuesday, or can be posted in the discussion below.