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Seven stories likely to make news this fall at MU

By Claire Mitzel | Aug. 17, 2016

After an eventful 2015–16 school year, this fall brings the possibility of more newsworthy events regarding administration and campus life.

MSA Operations looks into removal of chief justice

By Emily Gallion | April 14, 2016

Proposed legislation clarifies the removal procedure, but Senate cannot impeach Chief Justice Whitney Barr while she is out of state.

Editorial: Ignite Mizzou lives up to its name

Now that the elections are over, let’s take a look back at Payton Head and Brenda Smith-Lezama’s term.

Letter to the Editor: Maneater endorsement prioritizes the wrong issues

By Andrew Hutchinson | Feb. 25, 2016

MSA’s most pressing issue is the issue of diversity on campus.

Flaws in MSA highlighted by 2015 election

By Emily Gallion | Feb. 24, 2016

Interim President Payton Head: “I think it's disrespectful of him to attack me and to attack the association considering he's caused all of this harm to our association already.”

Column: Ambiguity is a double-edged sword

By Elane Edwards | Feb. 16, 2016

The BEC’s vaguely written infraction section could come with repercussions.

Former CCRC chairman and presidential candidate Syed Ejaz says goodbye to MSA

By Andrew Frein | Feb. 9, 2016

Syed Ejaz: “If you were just a fly on the wall you’d think that we would definitely be running but deep down I don’t think anybody really wanted to.”

Letter to the Editor: Do better, MSA

By Hannah Feagan | Feb. 3, 2016

Student activist Hannah Feagan expresses her frustration with MSA Senate.

Column: Special election will set a precedent

By Elane Edwards | Feb. 3, 2016

Students’ trust towards MSA is about to be tested once again.

A Q&A with MSA’s new interim vice president Bill Vega

A Q&A with MSA’s new interim vice president Bill Vega

By Andrew Frein | Feb. 2, 2016

Vega: “You don’t have to be in an official position, you don’t have to be a vice something or an interim whatever, you can come pop in and say, ‘Hey, this is something I’d like to see done better.’”

How MSA Senate toppled their president-elect

How MSA Senate toppled their president-elect

By Emily Gallion | Jan. 28, 2016

Senators began planning Gomez’s removal during a Operations Committee meeting Tuesday night.

Students reproach Haden Gomez during open forum at MSA senate meeting

Students reproach Haden Gomez during open forum at MSA senate meeting

By Andrew Frein and Max Fillion | Jan. 28, 2016

BEC Vice Chairman Mark McDaniel said: “If we had the information that we had today back in November, Chris, Haden... you would have been removed from the election.”

On Campus: Live blog: Missouri Students Association Full Senate Jan. 27

Posted to On Campus by Max Fillion on Jan. 27, 2016 at 8:49 p.m.

The Missouri Students Association full senate began on at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27. On Tuesday night in an emergency Operations committee, senators drafted three pieces of legislation. The first resolution would nullify the entry of the Gomez/Hanner slate in the presidential election and appoint runners-up Syed ...

After MSA presidential election, members call for reform

After MSA presidential election, members call for reform

By Andrew Frein | Jan. 27, 2016 | Updated Jan. 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

2015 BEC Chairwoman Emma Henderson responds to criticism from vice chairwoman Bridget Everson.

Community reacts to Gomez/Hanner misconduct

By Thomas Oide | Jan. 27, 2016

Legion of Black Collegians’ letter: “It is clear now that those involved with this campaign have no intent of helping to eradicate the bigoted and racist problems that have plagued this campus and greater community for so long.”

Haden Gomez and Chris Hanner resign, Payton Head and Bill Vega are interim leaders

Haden Gomez and Chris Hanner resign, Payton Head and Bill Vega are interim leaders

By Katherine Knott and Katie Rosso | Jan. 27, 2016

Less than 24 hours after evidence surfaced of campaign infractions, MSA President-elect Haden Gomez and Vice President-elect Chris Hanner stepped down.

MSA committee seeks presidential ouster

MSA committee seeks presidential ouster

By Emily Gallion | Jan. 27, 2016

Three resolutions seek outcomes from nullifying election to appointing runners-up.

Screenshots shed light on Gomez/Hanner campaign infractions

By Katherine Knott | Jan. 27, 2016

The screenshots were taken from a GroupMe with Haden Gomez, Chris Hanner, Josh Boehm and Natalie Edelstein.

MSA needs to nullify election and hold another

Editorial: MSA needs to nullify election and hold another

In light of the new incriminating GroupMe messages, it’s clear Haden Gomez and Chris Hanner should’ve been disqualified before the announcement Nov. 19.

Former MSA presidential candidate Syed Ejaz denied as Operations chairman

By Andrew Frein | Jan. 18, 2016

Senate Speaker Kevin Carr said he intends to invite Ejaz for another interview with the committee.

MSA lacks answers on elected senators who didn’t run for a seat

By Emily Gallion | Jan. 18, 2016

MSA Senate Speaker Kevin Carr said he had never seen this happen and did not know how the student’s information was submitted.

MSA electoral audit sheds light on BEC chairwoman’s perspective

By Neeti Butala | Dec. 4, 2015

The Operations committee voted to not pursue impeaching Henderson.

Editorial: MSA, BEC need to institute election reform

Now that the election is over, it’s time to learn from this fiasco.

Haden Gomez and Chris Hanner win MSA presidential election

By Emily Gallion and Neeti Butala | Nov. 19, 2015 | Updated Nov. 21, 2015 at 8:02 p.m.

Gomez/Hanner won with 46 percent of the student vote.

MSA full senate votes to postpone the presidential election results 24 hours

By Waverly Colville | Nov. 18, 2015

This delay only affects the MSA presidential elections, not the library fee announcement.

Senator petitions for BEC chairwoman’s impeachment at emergency MSA Senate

By Emily Gallion | Nov. 18, 2015

Henderson’s performance came under question earlier in the semester when her delayed production of the handbook forced Senate to pass it in one Senate meeting instead of two.

Two MSA slates receive major infractions during presidential election

By Waverly Colville | Nov. 17, 2015

Ejaz/Parrie and Gomez/Hanner are not allowed to campaign for the rest of the election.

McFarland/Segers change stance on library fee to against because of treatment from administration

By Allyson Vasilopulos | Nov. 16, 2015

Their opinion conflicts with MSA Senate, which passed a resolution endorsing the fee.

After enduring hardships, MSA presidential candidate McFarland looks to make a difference at MU

By Neeti Butala | Nov. 9, 2015

Ever since he was young, he has loved working in the community and making a difference.

MSA elections, voting on library fee postponed

By Emily Gallion and Neeti Butala | Nov. 9, 2015

Voting will now take place from 5 p.m. Nov. 16 to 5 p.m. Nov. 18.

MSA presidential candidate Ejaz says goodbye to the committee he helped transform

By Emily Gallion | Nov. 9, 2015

“Leaving CCRC was like leaving home,” he said.

MSA presidential candidate Haden Gomez shares his love for nature, music, Greek Life

By Allyson Vasilopulos | Nov. 9, 2015

Gomez gives the student body the chance to get to know him outside of his MSA campaign

MSA vice presidential candidate Jonathan Segers talks volunteering, family background

By Jennifer Prohov | Nov. 9, 2015

“There’s a lot of kids that are told they’re not good enough by their parents, they’re not smart enough, they come from poverty so they won’t be anything, and I’m living proof that that’s not true,” Segers said.

MSA vice presidential candidate Chris Hanner talks family, involvement

By David Soler Crespo | Nov. 8, 2015

“At first I got involved for my own development,” Hanner said. “I was scared that I would end up sitting in residence halls doing nothing.”

MSA vice presidential candidate Heather Parrie talks interests, passions

By Claire Mitzel | Nov. 8, 2015

“I fall in love with things very easily,” Parrie said. “I get very excited about the smallest of things and it’s easy for me to pick something that I’m interested in and dive 110 percent into it.”

STORIFY: MSA presidential slates respond to campus climate

By Neeti Butala and Paige Lalain | Nov. 8, 2015

Voting for this year’s election opens tomorrow at 5 p.m.

The Newsroom: Editorial Board member dismissed after compromising debate integrity

Posted to The Newsroom by Elizabeth Loutfi on Nov. 4, 2015 at 11:52 a.m.

Updated to include the name of the slate. The editorial board of The Maneater hosts one final debate for the Missouri Students Association presidential election in addition to the two debates hosted by The Maneater/Four Front and the Board of Elections Commissioners/Residence Halls Association. The function of this ...

MSA candidates tackle student affordability

In Print: MSA candidates tackle student affordability

By Allyson Vasilopulos , Emily Gallion and Neeti Butala | Nov. 4, 2015

All slates support the library fee but not without some reservations.

Editorial: The Maneater endorses Ejaz/Parrie for MSA

The Ejaz/Parrie platform, “Mizzou Together,” offers the most promising future for MU.

In Print: Examining feasibility of MSA initiatives

By Claire Mitzel , David Soler Crespo and Jennifer Prohov | Nov. 4, 2015

The Maneater talked with the offices MSA candidates would have to work with to accomplish their goals.

MSA Voters Guide

In Print: MSA Voters Guide

By George Roberson and Taylor Blatchford | Nov. 4, 2015

Trying to figure out who to vote for next week? We’ve got you covered.

“Back to Basics” hopes to combat social justice if they take office

“Back to Basics” hopes to combat social justice if they take office

By Allyson Vasilopulos | Oct. 28, 2015

“We have to live it,” McFarland said. “We have to be serious about it. We have to have genuineness about it. And I hope that when students read this or watch the live thing, they’ll see that we’re genuine.”

Ejaz and Parrie address social justice to bring “Mizzou Together”

Ejaz and Parrie address social justice to bring “Mizzou Together”

By Neeti Butala | Oct. 28, 2015

“The MSA President and MSA can be a bridge for those communities,” Ejaz said. “If we all sit down, roll up our sleeves and ask ‘what is it we can do as student leaders to make the culture in our various communities less problematic, more empowering and mo

Gomez and Hanner address social justice in their platform “Moving Mizzou Forward”

Gomez and Hanner address social justice in their platform “Moving Mizzou Forward”

By Emily Gallion | Oct. 28, 2015

“If you don’t have these conversations now, you have to do the exact same thing when you get into office,” Hanner said. “We’re going to be able to go in and get to work right away.”

MSA presidential candidates talk platforms on KCOU

By Claire Mitzel | Oct. 28, 2015

All three presidential candidates would like to see Planned Parenthood contracts reinstated with MU.

Top 10 takeaways from the MSA debates

In Print: Top 10 takeaways from the MSA debates

By Allyson Vasilopulos , Emily Gallion and Neeti Butala | Oct. 28, 2015

Voting will take place 5 p.m. Nov. 9 to 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

Editorial: From DACA to mental health, MSA candidates should admit to not knowing all the answers

Instead of striving to impress students the most, the three slates are competing over who can upset students the least.

On Campus: LIVE BLOG: Oct. 26 MSA debate fact check

Posted to On Campus by Amos Chen, Elizabeth Loutfi and Claire Mitzel on Oct. 26, 2015 at 6:09 p.m.

7:44 p.m. McFarland/Segers said the MU Counseling Center only gives students five sessions. The average number of sessions for individual treatment at the Counseling Center is 7 with a maximum of 12 sessions, according to the center's Counseling Information and Consent for Treatment 7:14 Gomez ...

First MSA debate highlights social justice issues, personal hardships

By Allyson Vasilopulos , Emily Gallion and Neeti Butala | Oct. 25, 2015

The next debate, hosted by the BEC and RHA, will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26 at Bengal Lair.

MSA candidates dodge DACA question during debate

By David Soler Crespo and Jennifer Prohov | Oct. 24, 2015

Andrew Abarca, senior and member of Students for the Equal Education of DREAMers, was disappointed in each slate’s answer and hopes they educate themselves on the issue.

On Campus: LIVE BLOG: MSA presidential debate fact check

Posted to On Campus by Claire Mitzel, Jennifer Prohov, George Roberson and David Soler Crespo on Oct. 23, 2015 at 4:43 p.m.

5:49 p.m. Heather Parrie said there are rain gardens on every floor of Gateway Hall. There is only one garden. 5:46 p.m. Jonathan Segers said the university must “powerwash soot” from the MU Power Plant off buildings every year. According to the MU Center for Agroforestry ...

Twitter users respond to the MSA debate

Twitter users respond to the MSA debate

By Elizabeth Loutfi | Oct. 23, 2015

The debate, which was held by The Maneater and Four Front, was from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 23 in Ellis Auditorium.

MSA vice presidential candidates discuss platforms on KCOU

By Claire Mitzel | Oct. 21, 2015

All three vice presidential candidates are in favor of the proposed library fee.

MSA candidates discuss strategies for sexual assault prevention

In Print: MSA candidates discuss strategies for sexual assault prevention

By Allyson Vasilopulos , Emily Gallion and Neeti Butala | Oct. 20, 2015

Every slate would like to promote the It’s On Us campaign but differ in other ways on how to further educate students and address this problem.

MSA presidential candidate underwent Title IX investigation last winter

By Emily Gallion | Oct. 20, 2015

Gomez posted on Facebook about an incident for which he was found “not responsible,” later removed post.

MSA presidential debates announced

MSA presidential debates announced

By Waverly Colville | Oct. 19, 2015

The slates will discuss a variety of topics covering social justice issues, student affordability, campus safety and more.

Meet the three MSA presidential slates

In Print: Meet the three MSA presidential slates

By Allyson Vasilopulos , Emily Gallion and Neeti Butala | Oct. 13, 2015

The slates address a variety of issues from increasing affordability in housing and dining to advocating for mental health and social justice issues to better the lives of MU students.

On Campus: Three slates in the running to take over MSA

Posted to On Campus by Katherine Knott on Oct. 12, 2015 at 1:42 p.m.

Soft campaigning is underway for the 2015 Missouri Students Association presidential race. This year, three slates are running: Haden Gomez//Chris Hanner: They want to “move Mizzou forward.” Read up about them here. You can also stay up to date on their campaign via their social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter ...