Student Senate met last night to discuss and vote on two more election reform bills, but before getting down to business, Senate welcomed a guest speaker from the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Reflection Cody Charles, the associate director of OMA, focused his speech on conversations, specifically difficult conversations he has had with students. “I give […]
In his opening report to the student senate’s meeting last week, student body president Marcus Tetwiler expressed his disappointment in the financial situation. Only $50,000 is available to give to student organizations this school year — a third the size of what previous student senates have had. “We have less money to give,” said Tetwiler, […]
Student Body President Marcus Tetwiler took a step toward one of his campaign promises last week when he announced a plan to reallocate the “President’s Endowment Fund” to a scholarship program for KU students. Tetwiler ran under the Ad Astra coalition, which promised, among other things, to make the Student Senate more accessible and transparent. […]
Five bills were presented, discussed and passed at last night’s first full Student Senate meeting. However, most of the discussion was spent on a resolution regarding a decision the University made to give land to the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) for the construction of the South Lawrence Trafficway. The resolution was created because students […]
Five new freshman senators were elected to serve in the University Student Senate, Wednesday. Stephonn Alcorn, Mary Sniezek, Maddi Duncan, Jake Novicoff and TJ Blake were voted into office out of 27 freshmen who campaigned to fill five seats. The large number of students running for Student Senate was in part due to the Student […]
With a new Student Senate taking office at the University this fall, students may see changes from the shift in leadership. In April, the student coalition Ad Astra, current Student Body President Marcus Tetwiler and Vice President Emma Halling, beat long-standing coalition KUnited, presidential candidate Brandon Woodard and vice presidential candidate Blaine Bengston, to gain […]
A University Judicial Board Appeals Panel recently concluded that a compliant filed by KUnited after the 2013 election was incorrectly dismissed by the Elections Commission. In the initial complaint that was filed after the spring election, the coalition argued that Ad Astra improperly campaigned before the allowed four week period. The Elections Commission dismissed this […]
Reusable water bottles is Environs‘ next step to save the planet — or, at least, the campus. Environs, the student organization dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and activism, launches their Take Back the Tap initiative tomorrow night to move towards a disposable bottle-free campus. The initiative will provide infrastructure to sustainably provide safe, filtered water […]
Armed with the 21-page 2013 Election Code handbook, the Student Senate Elections Commission is considering alleged campaign violations after Sunday night’s hearing. The unprecedented 25 percent voter turnout made for a competitive campaign season where each coalition watched the other for possible infringements of election protocols. Ad Astra and KUnited coalitions collectively face 29 alleged […]
Tonight, candidates for both coalitions gathered to wait for the results of the Student Senate election. KUnited waited anxiously at Yacht Club Sports Bar and Grill, while Ad Astra was at Saints Pub and Patio. According to the University Election Commission, this election garnered a 25 percent voter turnout, a large increase from last year’s eight […]
The Ad Astra coalition won the 2013 Student Senate elections. Both KUnited and Ad Astra began their campaign planning late last semester, which culminated in elections on Wednesday and Thursday. Marcus Tetwiler, a junior from Paola and Emma Halling, a junior from Elkhart, Ind. will be the student body president and vice president for the […]
Ad Astra content: Ad Astra celebrates election win, looks forward to coming year Ad Astra coalition wins Student Senate election Ad Astra Q&A: ‘We really depend on students being involved in our process’ Video: Ad Astra candidates speak about platforms Video: Ad Astra candidates speak about student strengths and weaknesses KUnited content: Despite loss, KUnited […]
Ad Astra presidential and vice presidential candidates, Marcus Tetwiler and Emma Halling talk about the strengths and weaknesses of KU students and how they will work to make both better. Read a Q&A with Ad Astra here.
Ad Astra’s vice president and presidential candidates, Emma Halling and Marcus Tetwiler, speak about the coalition’s various platforms. Read a Q&A with the candidates here.
An introduction to KUnited’s vice president and presidential candidates, Blaine Bengtson and Brandon Woodard. Read a Q&A with the candidates here.
Marcus Tetwiler and Emma Halling, students running for president and vice president in Student Senate, answer some questions about why they’re running and what to look forward to by engaging yourself in the upcoming election. Marcus Tetwiler, junior from Paola majoring in History and English. Member of Beta Theta Pi, holds a rush chair position, […]