All in Student Government
"Ultimately because nobody cares at Hofstra, people just look out for themselves and have their own personal agenda," said defeated vice presidential candidate Anil Beria on the voter turnout from the most recent Student Government Association (SGA) election. About 10% of the entire student body participated in the election for president and vice-president, totaling 803 votes.
The Chronicle was given an email from the Jimmy Wells/Luke Miedreich campaign for Student Government President by an SGA senator who wishes to remain annonymous. The Chronicle felt that this email needed to be fact checked and to verify the accusations in it. Our response will be published Thursday. It brings up serious accusations of our staff and our editorial process and ones that we do not take lightly. Thank you, The Chronicle Staff.
In the midst of the Student Government presidential elections for the 2010-2011 school year, a flier showing vice presidential candidate Luke Miedreich in blackface was distributed.
The Student Government Association opened their meeting Tuesday night with guest speaker Joseph Barkwill, the vice president for Facilities and Operations at Hofstra University.
The Student Government Association had two meetings on Tuesday night, as they needed to pass legislation in time for Thursday night's declaration meeting. Chairman Luke Miedreich and Comptroller Brian Marquis submitted a proposal which would eliminate the need for SGA presidency and vice-presidency candidates to get signatures from University students. Miedreich said that he believed this change would be beneficial because candidates would campaign face-to-face with students because they want to, not because they need to get signatures. In the past, students running needed to get at least 10% of the undergraduate population's signature in order to be a candidate.
The SGA Senate had another long, but productive, meeting on Tuesday night. They began by electing three new Senators: Ben Timlichman, a history major from Queens, Jude Greenspan, a marketing major from Connecticut, and Tara Khoshbin, a management major from Los Angeles. The Senate also re-elected Akanksha Mittal, a marketing major from Africa.
The Student Government Association (SGA) discussed many issues (and left some un-discussed) at an unusually long Senate meeting on Tuesday night. To start, the SGA Judicial Panel made a long anticipated announcement about the SGA vs. The Hofstra Chronicle case which started last semester.
The Appropriations Committee was the center of intense debate at Tuesday's SGA meeting. Appropriations Committee is in charge of allocating money to active SGA clubs. The committee has a weekly contingency of $5,000, according to committee chair Yeyoung Lee, which they can give to clubs who request funding.
The Student Government Association had a short, yet efficient, meeting Tuesday night. Rachel Kugelmass, a sophomore, was elected to the Senate after giving an enthusiastic speech. She is an Elementary Education and Speech Communication major. Kugelmass plans to be a member of the Spirit Committee.
A proposed resolution to attempt to lift the band on one-cup coffee makers in the Hofstra University Residence Halls was at the center of an intense debate during the Student Government Association's (SGA) weekly senate meeting on Tuesday night.