In accordance with last week’s ruling by the ASWSU Senate, SEB will take about $1,500, the cost of Ryan Leaf’s books, out of this year's Springfest budget.
The senate ruled Wednesday that while SEB should pay for the books without help from the senate supplemental programming fund, SEB members could choose which line item to take the money from.
SEB Director Brian Logan said it is hard to tell how much the loss of funds will affect Springfest, but the decrease will not help make the event any better.
“It will definitely take away a little bit, but it won’t be too drastic,” he said.
Logan said sponsorships SEB receives from companies help defray Springfest costs.
Regarding Ryan Leaf’s books, he said the lecture and book giveaway went well, and SEB is open to student suggestions about what to spend money on.
“I understand the senate wanted to … make the right choice for the students,” he said. “However, I think it could have been handled a lot better. It’s a little upsetting, but I’m glad they’re trying to do the best thing for the students.”