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Saturday October 23rd

Student Government


De La Rosa violated the campaign rules in letter

TO THE EDITOR: In submitting his letter “Ingram’s Board of Elections complaint is legitimate,” De La Rosa committed the very violation of which he has accused Mr. Lee. The very Title VI bill which De La Rosa cites defines campaign staff as “any person who assists the activities of campaigning.” Campaigning is then defined as “any act … that has the effect of promoting the interests of a campaign.” In decrying Lee, one of Ingram’s potential opponents, De La Rosa is advancing the interests of Ingram’s campaign.

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Possible SBP candidates to be investigated by Board of Elections

Though they might face punishment by the Board of Elections for illegal campaigning, Student Body Secretary Ian Lee and junior Rick Ingram aren’t worried, they said. The board can levy fines or increases in the number of signatures they would be required to collect to become certified student body president candidates. But both possibilities would only be enforced if Lee or Ingram choose to run.

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Hogan Medlin vetoes Student Congress' redistricting bill

The passage of the redistricting bill that has been discussed and tweaked by Student Congress for three months was stalled Nov. 23 due to a veto — Student Body President Hogan Medlin’s first. But the veto is likely to be overridden tonight at the full meeting of Student Congress, several members of the body said.

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Tuition survey seeks student opinion, ideas

Faced with a $3.5 billion state budget shortfall and an anticipated $54 million in cuts to the University, student government is seeking to measure just how much students think their bills should rise. It is doing so by conducting an online survey that asks for students’ opinions on how they want the University to deal with imminent budget cuts.

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Congress rules committee passes Title VI elections bill

The rules and judiciary committee of Student Congress passed a bill Tuesday that would reorganize Title VI of the Student Code. The committee clarified certain vague sections of the bill including when and where a candidate can publicly declare candidacy. The discussion of signatures led to the idea of increasing the time period to collect signatures from five days to seven, mimicking last year’s election rules.

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	Student Body President Hogan Medlin may veto a signature increase.

Student Body President Hogan Medlin expected to veto election bill

Hogan Medlin has his sights set on a bill currently making its way through Student Congress that would make it more difficult for students to run for student body president. The 22-page bill is an overhaul of student elections law and includes an amendment that would raise the number of signatures required for candidates to appear on the ballot from 1,000 to 1,500.

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