Tag: Union government
Activist Goals and the Student Union
Last month, I applied to be the Director of Community Advocacy on then-Union President-elect Daniel Acheampong’s Executive Board. The spot ultimately went to someone else; namely, JV Souffrant, who was sworn in several weeks ago and who I’m sure will do a great job with the position. I’m not too disappointed about losing the spot […]
A Tribute to President Andy Hogan
How many of you have eaten in Sherman since Passover break? I am right now. I’ve been eating at Sherman a lot more since the latest round of improvements, and it’s become more crowed than it used to be since word has spread about the changes. There are more options, more food cooked to order, […]
Elections Results Are Here!!!
Unfortunately Sahar didn’t win, but this election featured incredible turnout, including over 50% of the campus population in the presidential race. Congratulations to all the winners! Numbers will be posted as soon as I can figure out how to attach them. Dear candidates, The full results are attached to this e-mail. The winners are: President: […]
A Closing Case for Sahar Massachi
We as a student body this year are lucky to have four strong and competent candidates running to fill the Student Union Presidency, probably the most important student position in terms of ability to create change on campus by working with the administration. JV Souffrant has done great work in raising huge amounts of money […]
Union Elections Running on an Awfully Cramped Timeline
Sign-ups for the first round of spring Student Union elections were just announced about an hour ago, and I can’t help but think that the time-line they chose doesn’t give students much time to think about running. The mandatory candidates meeting will be held on April 8th, on the second day back from break. If […]
Getting Rid of Robert’s Rules
One of the biggest arguments in favor of the Union government restructuring proposal was that it would remove the difficult parliamentary procedure of the Senate. The new Union Assembly would have been a smaller body, free from the obscure minutiae of Robert’s Rules of Order and easier for students to approach and work with. Even […]
Union Restructuring: Why Did It Fail?
Of the changes proposed by the Constitutional Review Committee, none received more discussion than the Union government restructuring — the elimination of the Senate and the creation of a smaller Assembly and a Club Support Board. It was endorsed as a great way to improve Union government efficiency by a wide range of campus sources, […]
The front page of this week’s Justice has, as its lead article, a story about the Constitutional Review Committee’s final report. The article is well-written, comprehensive, and informative, and it’s accompanied by a nice, eye-catching picture. The problem is that I don’t think anyone cares. The CRC is one of those topics that’s only interesting […]
Andy Hogan, Our New President
Today is Andy Hogan’s second full day on the job as Student Union President, and despite this high-profile position, I feel he’s still something of an unknown quantity to much of the student body, much more so than Jason Gray was last year. There are several reasons for this: the Presidential race was much less […]
Thank You, Jason Gray
If you’re a regular reader of Innermost Parts, you probably already know how I feel about Jason Gray. Getting to know him over the past year has been a complete pleasure and an honor for me, and I cannot repay my debt of gratitude for all he has done for me. As a newly elected […]
An Update on the Clubs in Service Program
With all the press the Union government has received for its work in securing a student voice in budgetary committees, some of its other triumphs have flown below the radar. The Clubs in Service program is one of my favorite Union initiatives this year, and its great intentions and success are unfortunately under-recognized. Jason Gray […]
Cell Phones? In Usdan?!?!
Here’s Andy Hogan, the Union’s Director of Community Advocacy, discussing the new cell phone amplifier in lower Usdan. Andy was the driving force behind the project and secured funding for it from the Office of Facilities Services.: As of Monday morning, you can now use your cell phones in lower Usdan. The amplifier that was […]