SU re-times elections in attempt to increase interest

By moving its spring elections to later in the semester, Student Union hopes to improve on the 27 percent voter turnout from last year. While elections were held before spring break each of the past three years, this year’s will be held on Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27.

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Facebook’s double secret democracy thingy

’Tis the season…to vote? Facebook recently sent out an email to all of its users informing them that it would be holding a vote on proposed changes to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. You have until Dec. 10 to vote on the changes, which also includes voting on whether or not you will be able to continue voting on changes.

Administration should care more about voting issues

There is no question that there were many issues with voting for students at Wash. U. this year.

Megan Casebolt | Graduate Student

Bare Ballots: Why students chose not to vote

Despite one of the highest rates of voter turnout in the 2008 presidential election, almost 80 million eligible citizens still abstained from voting. This year, with a number of citizens disheartened by the political process, the candidates emphasized the importance of voting more than ever. However, as millions of people flocked to voting locations across […]

Our first times

No one forgets their first time. Or at least I didn’t. I was a little more than 18 and one half years old, but I was as giddy as a school girl. My freshman year roommate was courteous enough to let me have the room to myself. As long as I told him when he could come back in. I was nervous. They say it’s easy, but can you really trust what everyone says?

Adam Flores and Sophie Tarazi

Treasury, it’s time to change

Treasury exists to serve the interests of the student body and the needs of SU student groups. Unfortunately, however, its funding choices often fail to reflect the student preferences.

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Political engagement: It’s up to us

The hype of 2008 is officially dead. The faddish adulation of Obama, which promised to permanently draw millions of disengaged, apathetic young voters into the political process, has collapsed in the death throes of 2010’s low turnout.

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Students left off inactive voter list

Some students who voted on the South Forty in 2008 did not show up as registered voters on Tuesday, even if they had not notified the state of a change of address. They should have shown up as “inactive voters” on the voting rolls on Tuesday.

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Student voters left confused

Polling officials at the South Forty voting location—the only on-campus polling center—confirmed that they turned students away instead of issuing them a provisional ballot if their names did not appear on the registered voting list.

Are Wash. U. students politically involved enough?

Sitting in my common room a few days ago, a floormate and I were having an intense discussion on the current political scene. The upcoming midterm elections, the Bush tax-cuts and Don’t Ask Don’t Tell were all subjects of discussion and the conversation got fairly intense. It was a liberal versus a conservative in an intellectual battle for the ages.

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