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.
*Correction: An earlier version of this article indicated that Senator Beacham talked directly to SG President Grantham about the hiring bill. Beacham communicated to Grantham through the attorney general, not directly, about the possible signing of the bill. Constitutions and Statutes This summer, SG has faced difficulty hiring executive branch […]
UNF officials announced May 11, the Activity and Services (A&S) fee, the $4.4 million in student fees UNF allocates to Student Government (SG), would no longer be used to fund a student government lobbyist. According to UNF lobbyist Janet Owen, there was a complaint regarding a student lobbyist sent to […]
Student Health Services may be moving off campus, Student Body President Caleb Grantham told senators Wednesday. Located in the Brooks College of Health, Student Health Services provides students with free diagnosis, consultations and medical referrals. They also provide immunizations, physicals and STD testing at low costs for students. “The university […]
The Budget & Allocations Committee, with four voting members, approved $5,081 in travel requests in the first committee meeting of the summer semester.
Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Mauricio Gonzales decided that student fees should not be spent on a Student Government lobbyist, according to SG Business Manager Dawn Knipe.
Senate President Chase Baker and Senator Katherine Thames decided to postpone Student Government’s declaration of support for Divest UNF because they felt the meeting’s agenda was too full.
The University Student Affairs committee passed a bill (5-0-0) to the Senate supporting Divest UNF.
Caleb Grantham and Isabella Genta are officially, with no surprise or suspense, your new Student Government President and Vice President.