In anticipation of the fall 2016 Washington University-hosted presidential debate, student groups can now apply for funding from Student Union for politically related programming. A total of $75,000—which was earmarked for debate-related programming through SU’s budget allocation process last semester—will be available to both undergraduate and graduate student groups.
Student Union Treasury allocated $124,000 for the revamped Speakers Series, now called Trending Topics, accepting proposals from eight different student groups in a seven-hour session Saturday.
Student Union voted to approve a revised definition of sexual assault in Washington University’s judicial code at its weekly session on Tuesday.
Student Union will officially unveil a new, more minimalist logo this Friday in an effort to build its brand and to portray a more modern image to the student body.
Applications for a presidential debate steering committee opened this Wednesday, in an effort led by Student Union in conjunction with the Gephardt Institute to get students involved in planning events and encourage voting before the Oct. 9 debate that Washington University will host.
Student Union allotted funding to student groups on Wednesday, budgeting the highest percentage of requested funds to Category 1 and 2 student groups that has been granted in at least the past four semesters.
In one of the most competitive Student Union elections in recent history, students of color won all five executive positions for the first time since 2008.
Students voted to elect junior Kenneth Sng as Student Union president, sophomore Sankalp Kapur as vice president of administration and junior Vikram Biswas as vice president of finance in Tuesday’s election that saw a total of 40.7 percent of students vote, just nearly missing spring 2012’s record of 41.1 percent.
A “joke” propaganda video and other posts smearing the Student Union presidential candidates have emerged across social media in the days leading up to Tuesday’s election.
After a successful online petition campaign, Washington University’s sexual assault and rape hotline only needs a two-thirds majority of student votes in the upcoming Student Union elections in order to receive block funding.