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Former Senate President resigns ahead of Senate impeachment trial; “I have been targeted, singled out, and treated incredibly unfairly”

Carter Mudgett, Student Government Reporter

The Senate convened Friday afternoon to discuss, among other business, the Articles of Impeachment brought against former Senate President Rachel Saunders. However, all future hearings on the issue have been canceled after Saunders submitted her resignation. 

Articles of Impeachment had been brought against Saunders as her involvement in a group chat was brought to the forefront of UNF’s attention. Over the past few months, we have watched as the Primary Court and the Supreme Court of UNF put Saunders on trial, but she was eventually found in violation of 1/3 of the accused charges. 

In lieu of the recent news, Student Government is looking towards the future of the organization. At Friday’s Senate meeting, Student Body President Selma Besirevic spoke to senators about the importance of maintaining a “professional environment” within SG moving forward.

Nominations to fill the recently vacated role of Senate President have begun, with three already made. The Senate will convene again on July 16 to open the floor for more nominations, as well as vote on who will ultimately fill the position. 

Spinnaker has requested Saunders’s resignation letter and will continue to update this story.


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