In 1982, a satirical campaign won the Student Government election with 3,013 votes — attracting more votes than the second and third place candidates combined. The punchline: The winning candidate was fictional.
Xavier Rotnofsky and Rohit Mandalapu, candidates in the Student Government Executive Alliance runoff, filed a resolution to SG on Friday in support of the removal of the Jefferson Davis statue on campus.
On this week's episode of the Daily Texan NewsCast we discuss the Student Government Executive Alliance runoff, a Texas marijuana bill, the UT Austin presidential search, and the Graduate Student Assembly Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
Three thousand volunteers will work to clean up hundreds of Austin parks Saturday for Austin’s “It’s My Park Day.” Volunteers will put in over 10,000 hours of work — the equivalent of a quarter of a million dollars in labor costs.