This fall’s 34% voter turnout came after many years when turnout stayed below 25%.
Student Union’s spring election was characterized by a lower than usual level of competition, while the field of candidates differed over the importance of experience versus new ideas for advocacy, March 30.
The members of the Student Life Editorial Board were divided into groups in order to best analyze the individual platforms of each Student Union candidate in their respective positions. After considering the platforms, the goals of the candidates and past goals and accomplishments, these groups of Editorial Board members gave their endorsements.
Here is a peek into Election Day for Wash. U. students—from the on-campus polling site to the South 40 dorms to taking it all in from home.
As Washington University students, we have an opportunity to make our voices heard and elect a president who will represent our values.
We as an Editorial Board read through and critically discussed each candidate’s platforms.
The candidates and voters need to recognize the vast importance of unity and the even more important task of electing any Democrat over President Trump.
In 2017, Ajit Pai, the chair of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) announced that the FCC would roll back net neutrality rules in order to incentivize investment by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and to increase competition among broadband providers. The upcoming elections give us the opportunity to take another look at net neutrality and see what’s truly best for Americans.
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.
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