Students expressed frustrations with Student Union’s allocation of funding ahead of fall elections this week, though Wednesday’s resolution of a miscommunication alleviated some concerns regarding Treasury’s Nov. 9 decision to reallocate fall WILD funding for the spring.
The largest section in the budget was $1.9 million dedicated to funding student group reserves, an increase from $1.6 million last year.
After a unanimous vote in the SU Senate and a majority vote in the SU Treasury, the amendment to disband Class Councils was voted on by the student body in a special election.
In light of these issues, the Student Life Editorial Board advocates for greater transparency from and within SU, and professionalism from SU toward resolving this situation and thereby ensuring future elections proceed in line with SU’s espoused values.
Besides the lack of consideration and clarification in their handling of this technical difficulty, we have reasons to believe that the ballot had even more flaws than what is already known.
Student Union Senate outlined its goals for the upcoming term in a joint session meeting April 23.
Student Union launched its second Improve Wash. U. campaign March 24.
The Speaker of the Senate, sophomore Sophie Scott, created the Improve Wash. U. campaign last year in order to collect student input on what issues SU should address at Washington University.
Student Union president junior Grace Egbo announced SU’s new goals of expanding administrative and student interactions, increasing diverse representation and encouraging greater election participation Tuesday.
Student Union is providing materials for poster-making for the Title Mine rally, SU announced in a social media post Sunday afternoon.
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