Renovations were completed in the Danforth University Center this summer to accommodate the relocation of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion to the third floor.
Student Union Senate and Treasury recommended to fund $0 of the administration’s $100,000 request for new office furnishings Tuesday.
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.
Last year, the Student Life editorial board called upon Student Union to change their allocation process to account for their mixed priorities in balancing quality—i.e. name recognition—and quantity. However, with a 100 percent budget increase for Trending Topics, we believe Student Union has made respectable strides towards reconciling their two goals.
Campus Life made a new request of Student Union to fund it $100,000 as part of the group’s move—a $200,000 decrease from its first request.
When Sydney Robinson talks about SU, she’s regal, serious. When she talks about schoolwork, she’s optimistic, idealistic. The first sophomore to assume the presidency since 2003, she recognizes the responsibility of the position she’s taking on.
The amendment on executive compensation put forward in the Student Union spring elections became a viral issue on our campus this past Tuesday when students urged their peers to reject the amendment and condemned SU for proposing to pay their highest ranking officers.
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.
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.