A dispute over Greek Life and new measures to increase engagement drove turnout up to 34% in SU’s fall election
Freshman Ranen Miao beat out two other candidates in a close race to become the next president of Student Union, joining sophomores Anne He and Arjan Kalra and juniors Alexa Jochims and Charlotte Pohl on the new executive board following their election, March 3.
Student Union will host elections for the SU executive board, Senate, Treasury, class councils and Olin Business Council March 3.
Over 100 students have signed a petition calling for the resignation of Student Union officers Vice President of Programming junior Charlotte Pohl, Treasury representatives sophomores Fadel Alkilani and Jake Sassmannshausen, Speaker of the Senate Steven Kish and Speaker of the Treasury Alexa Jochims for engaging in “anti-Black activity” by contributing to former Election Commissioner junior Randal Walker’s resignation.
Student Union Vice President of Programming junior Charlotte Pohl filed a petition to recall Election Commissioner junior Randal Walker from her position.
Student Union Constitutional Council voted unanimously not to rerun SU’s Nov. 5 elections following an interpretation request from a petitioner who alleged that the election was improperly conducted.
Student Union released the results of its fall election Nov. 8, making the announcement three days after online voting, Nov. 5, in an unusually long delay caused by what SU described as a “technical error.”
Student Union did not release the results of the fall elections Wednesday. SU typically announces the results the day after the elections; voters had all day Tuesday to vote on Washington University Student Group Organizer.
Sophomore Tyrin Truong was elected president of Student Union on Tuesday.
48 students formally entered the race for Student Union elections yesterday. The election will fill positions on SU’s executive board, 10 seats each in Senate and Treasury, as well as Olin business council and sophomore, junior and senior class councils.
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