The Senate met twice in back-to-back meetings Oct. 11. The first meeting closed last Fall senators’ terms, while the second opened the new term. The Senate also postponed the vote on a highly-contested bill reclassifying student organizations and affecting their funding.
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Throughout its campaign, Change Party had its sights set on winning one-third of the Student Senate. During Monday’s Student Government elections, it finally met that goal — growing its minority caucus from eight senators to 31 and shrinking Gator Party’s supermajority control.
Accent Speakers Bureau, a Student Government agency tasked with bringing speakers to the university, announced the event Tuesday on Facebook. The event, which is free to UF students, will be held in the University Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Though Change was five candidates short of a full slate, it won 27 seats in the Fall election, overcoming Gator’s 22-seat grab and reducing its Senate supermajority. Liberation Party didn’t claim any seats.
Due to school closures in response to Hurricane Ian, the second day of elections was moved from Sept. 28 to Monday, Oct. 3. Voting times and locations will remain the same, from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. at any polling location.
The second day of UF Student Government elections has been pushed to Monday, Oct. 3, according to an email from supervisor of elections Ethan Halle.
After recent organization classification changes over summer from the university, Student Government revised allocated funding for organizations. The revisions are scheduled to be voted on at the Sept. 27 Student Senate meeting.
Several UF students have heard about SG but never look into how, when and where to vote. Lack of interest or incentive is often the main culprit, which contributes to exceedingly low voter turnout for SG elections.
Three parties have slated candidates for Fall UF Student Government elections Sept. 27 and 28, which will decide the next 50 students to hold seats in the Student Senate.
In a statement on Instagram, UF’s Gator Party, the majority party in Student Senate, condemned the alleged actions of Jonathan C. Stephens. They include screaming at another senator, making sexist remarks to Senate President Elizabeth Hartzog and disrupting Senate procedures.
Fall elections will take place Sept. 27 and 28. Students vote for their senators based on living areas.
He will take the Stephen C. O’Connell Center stage alongside headliner Flo Rida and opener Olivia O’Brien.
Senate passes Senate reapportionment bill, recognizes 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at first Fall meetingBy Alissa Gary | Aug. 31, 2022
The most contested bill of the night was the Senate Reapportionment Act of 2023, which defines the number of seats each sector of campus will be allotted within the Senate.
UF Homecoming and Gator Growl announced Friday headlining artist, Flo Rida, and opener, Olivia O’Brien, will perform at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center Oct. 7.
‘What’s poppin’?’: Rain, technical issues didn’t stop Joey Bada$$ and Jean Deaux’s first day of school performanceBy Alissa Gary | Aug. 25, 2022
Joey Bada$$ and Jean Deaux took to the stage to play a UF student-only concert at the O’Connell Center Wednesday night.
In the first SGP sponsored concert of the year, Joey Bada$$ and Jean Deaux will perform Aug. 24 at the O’Connell Center. Tickets are free for UF students and will be available at Gate 1 of the O’Connell Center starting Aug. 19.
On Wednesday night, sports analyst Stephen A. Smith spoke to over 300 UF students for an ACCENT Speaker’s Bureau event.
The Student Government Senate Rules & Ethics Committee voted unanimously to exonerate one senator and recommend censure for a second.