After an eventful 2015–16 school year, this fall brings the possibility of more newsworthy events regarding administration and campus life.
Proposed legislation clarifies the removal procedure, but Senate cannot impeach Chief Justice Whitney Barr while she is out of state.
Now that the elections are over, let’s take a look back at Payton Head and Brenda Smith-Lezama’s term.
MSA’s most pressing issue is the issue of diversity on campus.
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.”
The BEC’s vaguely written infraction section could come with repercussions.
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.”
Student activist Hannah Feagan expresses her frustration with MSA Senate.
Students’ trust towards MSA is about to be tested once again.
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.’”
Senators began planning Gomez’s removal during a Operations Committee meeting Tuesday night.
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.”
Less than 24 hours after evidence surfaced of campaign infractions, MSA President-elect Haden Gomez and Vice President-elect Chris Hanner stepped down.
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.”
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.
2015 BEC Chairwoman Emma Henderson responds to criticism from vice chairwoman Bridget Everson.
The screenshots were taken from a GroupMe with Haden Gomez, Chris Hanner, Josh Boehm and Natalie Edelstein.
Three resolutions seek outcomes from nullifying election to appointing runners-up.
Senate Speaker Kevin Carr said he intends to invite Ejaz for another interview with the committee.
MSA Senate Speaker Kevin Carr said he had never seen this happen and did not know how the student’s information was submitted.