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Bill appointing unique population seat for veteran students passes
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Bill appointing unique population seat for veteran students passes

The final meeting for Student Government Senate included the last bills of the semester and closing announcements from Speaker of the Senate Josh Zuchniarz. Zuchniarz announced that he and Henson Destine, the speaker pro tempore, hope to start raising awareness of Senate by preparing over the summer. The Senate passed a bill by unanimous consent…

Senate Recap: Speaker discusses religious Senate seats, positions ratified
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Senate Recap: Speaker discusses religious Senate seats, positions ratified

Discussion about Religious Organizations in Senate During his last day, Speaker of the Senate Jeff Sznapstajler brought up the discussion of religious seats in Senate, a conversation that started when both MSUM and Hillel presented bills for positions of their own in Student Government Senate. The consensus among the senators was that a round table…

Senate Recap: Speaker of Senate, Energy Conservation Organization welcomes new executives
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Senate Recap: Speaker of Senate, Energy Conservation Organization welcomes new executives

Josh Zuchniarz Elected Speaker of the Senate The next speaker of the Senate will be Josh Zuchniarz, one of the current senators for the College of Arts and Sciences. Three candidates for the position were given five minutes to speak and two minutes to answer questions at the meeting Wednesday before the Senate voted. The…

State of the U address reflects on past year’s accomplishments, kicks off new term
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State of the U address reflects on past year’s accomplishments, kicks off new term

Student Government (SG) President Brianna Hathaway commended the University of Miami on a great year in the annual State of the U address, citing improvements in athletics with the hiring of football Head Coach Mark Richt, enriching educational experiences such as the university hosting the Republican Presidential Primary debate and an exemplary six months of…

Senators sworn in, bill boosts support for organizations
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Senators sworn in, bill boosts support for organizations

Welcoming New Senators Fifteen newly-elected senators and re-elected senators were officially sworn into their Student Government positions Wednesday afternoon. After a brief introduction of each senator, the details of all roles and committees were explained to the members so they could have a chance to be more involved. The elected President Vikesh Patel told the…

True to You wins Student Government election
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True to You wins Student Government election

Continuity was the popular choice for University of Miami students, as all three candidates from the platform True to You, generally thought to have the closest ties to Student Government, were elected into executive positions Wednesday afternoon. As announced on the Lakeside Patio, Vikesh Patel, Ashley Pittaluga and Morgan Owens will be the next Student…

Parties share stories behind their formation
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Parties share stories behind their formation

Leading up to the period of campus-wide voting that began today, the 2016 Student Government tickets have presented their initiatives through a week of campaigning. Before proposing ideas to the student body, potential candidates had to construct groups of like-minded people to form their tickets. Speaking on Thursday at open-forum campaign events on campus, the…

Senate Recap: International Week, Week of Cuban Culture
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Senate Recap: International Week, Week of Cuban Culture

COISO International Week A bill was passed approving funding for International Week, presented by the Council of International Students Organizations. International Week runs through April 4-8. According to their website, “It is the culmination of diversity at the University of Miami campus, as this week-long fun and educational celebration provides international students and cultural organizations with…

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