Student Union’s Treasury allocated $245,000 to bring in seven speakers for next year’s Trending Topics, its speaker series, in a special session Saturday.
Washington University is currently seeking $300,000 in funding from Student Union for new furniture and other aesthetic features in SU’s office space—set to be consolidated from a two-story to a one-story space in the Danforth University Center.
The 51st Student Union executive board outlined their goals for the upcoming year—organizing them according to the guiding principles of empowerment, outreach and accessibility—in an all-school email sent out Monday.
Student Union Senate and Treasury selected internal leaders Tuesday following the inauguration of SU’s 51st executive board.
Despite only two of five Student Union executive positions being contested, a record-breaking 47 percent of students voted in Tuesday’s elections, breaking the previous record of 41.1 percent from spring 2012.
Students voted to elect junior Iliana Ragnone as Student Union’s vice president of finance and sophomore Tess Mandoli as SU’s vice president of administration in Tuesday’s election, which saw a record-breaking turn out.
On the Student Union election ballot this Tuesday, students will vote on making Leaders in Interpersonal Violence an SU entity and providing financial compensation to Student Union executives.
Despite a recent internal SU investigation, all Student Union offices have candidates in the running, save a few class council seats.
While Student Union elections are next Tuesday, Senate confirmed a new chief of staff, sophomore Sydney Robinson, and a new speaker of the Senate, sophomore Varun Lahoti, tonight.
After investigating potentially anti-Semitic and sexually inappropriate comments made by Student Union officers, Constitutional Council decided not to go forward with the recall process by a vote of 4-1.