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Inspire Party President Ben Lima began a Student Government public forum Monday by criticizing Impact Party for not attending the event.
A meme posted by a sitting Impact Party senator criticizing Inspire Party sparked a Facebook debate about Student Government on Thursday night.
In the most competitive election cycle since Fall 2015, 50 Student Senate seats are up for grabs.
In hopes of getting voters to meet their candidates, Inspire Party will hold a public forum Monday, one day before Student Government Fall elections begin.
Student Government Senate passed a resolution affirming UF President Kent Fuchs’ support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program Tuesday night, but not without debate.
Applying for Student Government funding should now be easier for student organizations.
An hour before the final deadline, Lauren Latimer toyed with her folder while waiting for her interview.
After realizing he needed business casual attire to qualify as a Student Senate candidate, Trevison Clark ran home to grab his blue checkered shirt and suit.
Impact will not be the only political party with senator candidates running for Student Government this Fall.
Student Government will start accepting applications for new political parties Thursday.This is the first step toward its Fall semester election cycle. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Thursday and ends noon Aug. 30, said Erica Baker, the SG Supervisor of Elections.An informational meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Senate Chamber. Campaigning begins when the meeting begins.Baker said generally multiple political parties sign up, so she expects the trend to continue this semester.“I encourage students to be active on campus and be engaged in the elections process,” Baker wrote in an email.To qualify as a party and appear on the ballot for Fall elections, a party must have at least six potential senators, Baker said.In addition to new parties, parties that have existed in the past must also re-register.Dakota Stanford, spokesperson for the Impact Party, which was first created Fall 2015, confirmed his party will be registering again, but said he couldn’t comment further because he didn’t want to break campaigning rules.Anyone interested in additional details about party registration can visit the SG website and read the 700 codes under the “elections” tab.
Student Experience in the Research University, a survey site geared toward undergraduate students, has been experiencing a low response rate this year.