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Student senate elects new executive leaders

Student senate elects new executive leaders

By Claire Textor

March 30, 2016


Filed under News

The Illinois Student Senate elected their new 2016-2017 executive positions Tuesday, electing Ron Lewis as student body president, Alex Villanueva as vice president - external, Spencer Haydary as vice president - internal and Sam Braganca as treasurer. MGLewis, junior in Business, won the majority vote for...

Student trustee election complaint dropped

By Samantha Joes Toal

March 27, 2016


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Student Trustee candidate Spencer Haydary dropped his controversial contest against Collin Schumock, the student trustee-elect.AGHaydary and Schumock, both juniors in LAS, were the two main candidates for student trustee. AGSchumock won the student trustee election by less than 130 votes,AG according to ...

Campaign finance sparks debate in student senate

By Claire Textor

March 16, 2016


Filed under News

By Claire TextorStaff WriterThough campaign funding is usually a bigger issue in national elections, it can come into play in campus elections too.Campaign spending was a hot button topic in this year’s student senate elections because of suspicious outside partisan funding.Turning Point USA is a pa...

Student trustee election leads to hearing

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 16, 2016


Filed under News

The Campus Student Election Commission, CSEC, heard Spencer Haydary’s contest of the unofficial student trustee election results at its meeting Tuesday night. Haydary, junior in LAS, said a campaign violation — a letter of endorsement from Student Body President Mitch Dickey — contribu...

Student trustee candidates discuss mental health, diversity

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 9, 2016


Filed under News

As the three candidates for student trustee debated in the Courtyard Cafe of the Illini Union on Tuesday, issues of mental health, the state budget impasse and diversity and inclusivity took center stage.Collin Schumock, junior in LAS, Amaka Onwuta, junior in Business and Spencer Haydary, junior in LA...

Student senators push for automatic voting

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 6, 2016


Filed under News

In the 2014 federal elections, 44.8 percent of 18-to 24-year-olds voted in the Midwest, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.SSRealizing the 18 to 24 year-old demographic is the lowest demographic to vote, Spencer Haydary, junior in LAS,JT led an Illinois Student Senate resolution that demonstrates support fo...

Why Jaylin McClinton is endorsing Spencer Haydary for Student Trustee

By Jaylin McClinton

February 28, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

As election season is in full swing and candidates are attempting to succeed me on the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, I am watching all of them very closely and critically. In the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to chat with each of the candidates running for student trustee. T...

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