A member of the Executive Branch has been accused of doing club business for Model United Nations while “on the clock” at her Student Government (SG) position. A scathing Judicial Complaint filed on Sept. 30 against Rachel Bryant, former project manager and current chief of staff, accuses her of four […]
Former senator banned from fall, spring elections after judicial decision, highlighting that alumni continue to affect the political climate of UNF’s governing body. Former Senator Kyle Spear was found in violation of Elections Policies and Procedures after campaign materials were damaged while he was liable for them. The UNF Student […]
The regular meetings of the four standing committees on Oct. 3 were an opportunity for learning, discussion and planning. Committee Crash Course First, each committee begins with a call to order, followed by the initial roll call. Next, the committee must approve the minutes from the previous meeting before approving […]
Elections Commissioner suggests SG members not wear red; Senator accused of stealing campaign materials
UPDATE — 9/28/16 @ 3:57 p.m. The complaint filed against Sabrina Sorrentino was found to have no merit, according to an email from SG Director of Public Relations Alejandro Nieto. Nieto also stated that the complaint made several false assumptions, which have since been corrected in the original article. Kyle […]
This week’s Senate meeting saw a vote on a bill supporting more strict enforcement of the smoke-free initiative, approval of several funding requests as well as the announcement that Student Health Services will stay on campus. Senate tackles smoking Legislation calling for the enforcement of the smoke-free initiative passed 27-5 […]
11 students were appointed as senators Monday, increasing the overall number to 39.
Correction: An earlier version of this story said that the bill regarding the enforcement of the smoke-free initiative was sent to the Constitution and Statutes Committee. In fact, the bill was sent to the University and Student Affairs Committee. The second Senate meeting of the semester saw a vote on the […]
A request by Healthy Ospreys for over $1,000 to charter a bus to take students downtown was originally denied by the Budget and Allocations Committee, but after an emergency meeting almost two weeks later, the request was approved. The club was granted $1042.52 to transport students from campus to Metro […]
Clarification: A previous version of this article stated that the students seeking Senate seats needed majority approval. Students seeking Senate seats need two-thirds approval to be appointed. The first Student Government committee meetings of the semester took place the evening of August 29 with legislative appointments, travel requests and bills sent […]
UPDATE — 8/30/16 @ 1:09 p.m. A judicial hearing regarding the same election violation was held for Senator Kyle Spear on August 30. Student Advocate Cole Poppell represented Spear, who was not present at the hearing. Spear plead in violation of the elections guidelines and no punitive action was taken […]
Judicial complaints were filed on the first day of school against two members of SG for violating elections guidelines. Sabrina Sorrentino, SG Elections Commissioner, filed complaints against Senator Kyle Spear and Senate Pro-Tempore Sami Mims. Both members of SG are accused of violating the rule that campaign signage is not […]
*Correction 8/25: A previous version of this article stated that John Reis gave a presentation to Senate about Florida Sunshine Laws. Marc Snow gave the presentation. We regret the error. Back in session The first senate meeting of the semester on Aug. 22 brought in a record-breaking 36 new people seeking general senate […]
*Correction: An earlier version of this story stated the cost of 25 free prints per student is $36,600. The story has been updated to reflect the accurate amount of $33,600. At the July 20 Senate meeting, Student Government (SG) announced that the 25 free prints initiative is returning for the fall 2016 […]
Students voted largely in favor of keeping Student Health Services (SHS) on-campus, in a Student Government (SG) poll conducted last week. Of students polled, 1,176 (81%), said they “would like the Student Health Services to remain on campus.” A total of 232 students (16%) answered they were “indifferent about whether […]
Student government will conduct an Osprey Voice student survey on the potential outsourcing of Student Health Services (SHS) off-campus.
When a Florida A&M student was elected student body president, got his election voided, sued the school, and won on appeal, it led to a case that ballooned into a discussion of whether student government is equivalent to real government, and if students can sue universities over decisions made on campus.