Student Union announced results of its spring election Wednesday, with drops in both the number of candidates and voter turnout reflecting decreased student engagement with SU.
The fact that the race for president is the only truly competitive one represents the reckoning SU currently faces: People simply don’t want to join.
Student Union revised election rules to raise candidate conduct and academic standards, while also working to remove ambiguity from the campaign rulebook.
This month, Missouri voters received a lesson in the integrity of their politicians.
Student Union held its fall elections Tuesday, with students electing 13 senators, 14 Treasury representatives and six ArtSci Council members.
Student Union Senate and Treasury voted to remove incumbent tags on all future SU ballots through a roll call vote at a joint session Tuesday evening.
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.
SU officials have failed to fulfill their obligation of accountability to the student body through their conduct and their work ethic. But no one has posted in outrage on social media. No conversations are calling for change.
The 2017 Spring Elections are coming up and we would like to encourage all students to run for Student Union. Now, more than ever, there is a need for passionate student leaders to serve in the Student Union to help drive positive change both on campus and in the greater Washington University community.
As November 2016 nears, the political climate on campus is going to escalate: there may not be protests or loud political opinions now, but there will be soon.