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Sunday, May 19, 2024

Four student senators, including a former Student Senate president, were expelled from Senate at Tuesday night's Senate meeting.

Lindsey Johns, chairwoman of the Rules and Ethics Committee, said the four senators - Lauren Asher, Thao Tran, Gregory Merritt and Josh Weiss, former Senate president - failed to hold enough meetings with the students they represent.

Senators are required to hold at least four meetings each semester with the groups they represent, which varies depending on whether they represent a residential district or a college.

The expulsions came at the same meeting where Johns made it easier for senators to meet these requirements.

For example, senators who represent graduate students can now meet with any graduate student organization, instead of only the Graduate Student Council.

Weiss said because he studied abroad over the summer, there was a lot of miscommunication between him, the students he represents and the Rules and Ethics Committee.

The only reason he didn't appeal the decision, he said, was because there was only one more meeting left, and he wasn't running for re-election.

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