In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guests Nicole Cobler and Julia Brouillette discuss the results from the student elections, including the Rady-Strickland campaign winning the Student Government executive alliance race. They also discuss last week's Texas Student Media board meeting and a recent incident in which APD arrested a jogger in West Campus for "failure to identify" and "failure to obey a pedestrian control device."
Thursday morning, the Election Supervisory Board determined the Villarreal-Wilkey executive alliance in the Graduate Student Assembly elections was guilty of sending of unsolicited emails and ordered the alliance to cease all campaigning until 5 p.m.
When graduate students vote in Graduate Student Assembly elections Wednesday and Thursday, they will choose between executive alliances running for the presidential and vice-presidential positions for the first time in the organization’s history.
In this week's podcast, Jacob Kerr, Amanda Voeller and guest Bobby Blanchard discuss the Interfraternity Council's decision not to endorse a candidate in the Student Government races and the results of the Senate of College Councils election. They also discuss Bobby's recent in-depth story on connections between the SG executive alliance campaigns and student organizations on campus.
The Interfraternity Council decided not to endorse candidates this year after receiving criticism last year for an email sent to the leaders of the council’s 24 fraternities endorsing current Student Government President Horacio Villarreal and Vice President Ugeo Williams’ executive alliance campaign.
An anonymous student filed the first complaint of the Student Government election season against three University-wide representative candidates, but did not show up to the resultant Election Supervisory Board hearing because he said he was “put up to” filing the charge.