The Associated Students of the University of Hawai‘i (ASUH) have passed a resolution against the HECO-NextEra Merger.

ASUH senators previously heard this resolution at their last general senate meeting on Feb. 24, 2016, but voting on it was postponed to change the wording. According to the resolution, the ASUH does not believe that the purchase of Hawaiian Electric by NextEra Energy, a Florida-based company, would be in the best interests of the residents of Hawai‘i.

ASUH also passed a resolution against HB 1799, a bill to cap in-state tuition at 150 credits, and in support of HB 1703, a bill that provides for more counselors at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Reed Dasenbrock spoke to the ASUH and informed them that UH Mānoa administration is in the process of hiring a new advisor for the Shidler College of Business so pre-business majors can receive their advising directly from the business school.

In other ASUH news:

The ASUH will be holding its “Elect Her” event on March 12, 2016. “Elect Her” is a leadership development event designed to empower women to participate in student government. The even will be open to all UH students.

ASUH will also be holding its St. Patrick’s Day Mixer on March 11, 2016. It will be held in the Campus Center courtyard and will feature a water pong tournament, free food, a bouncy house and Ms. Hawai‘i 2015. The grand prize for the water pong tournament is a GoPro.