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Senate Update

The Student Union will be holding its Fall Elections on Sep. 9, elections will be held all day with polls closing at midnight, according to an email announcement sent to the Brandeis community by James Feng ’22, Student Union Secretary on Aug. 29. 

 

A Fall Elections interest meeting was held on Aug. 29 for students to learn about what positions are available and how to run in the election. 

 

The “Meet the Candidates” event for individuals running in the Fall elections will be held in person on Sep. 8 at 9:30 p.m. in the Shapiro Campus Center (SCC) atrium.  

 

The Student Union will be enacting a Paperless Campaign Policy in an attempt to be more environmentally sustainable, according to the Student Union Fall 2021 Special Elections document shared with the community by Krupa Sourirajan, Student Union President.

 

According to the document, students may only vote for candidates of their respective demographics, for example, a student may vote for a Charles River Apartments Senator if they are currently living in a Charles River Apartment.

 

The senate positions open for this election are:  Senator for the class of 2025 ( 2 seats, open to  Class of 2025); Senator for the class of 2023 ( 1 seat, open to Class of 2023); Senator for the class of 2022 ( 1 seat, open to Class of 2022); Off-Campus Senator ( 1 seat, open to off-campus residents; North Quad Senator (1 seat); Massell Quad Senator (1 seat); Ziv and Ridgewood Senator ( 1 seat ); Charles River Senator ( 1 seat); Rosenthal and Skyline Senator (1 seat ); Foster Mods Senator ( 1 seat ); East Quad Senator ( 1 seat ); 567 and Village Senator ( 1 seat ); Myra Kraft Transitional Year (MKTY) Program Senator (1 seat, open to all MKTY students) and Racial Minority Senator (2 seats, open to racial minority identifying students). 

 

The Representative positions open for this election are: Junior Representative to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (1 seat, open to Class of 2023) and Representative to Brandeis Sustainability Fund Board (1 seat, open to the entire student body).

 

The Allocations Board positions open for this election are: Allocations Board Member for Racial Minority Students to a one-year seat ( 1 seat, open to racial minority identifying students); Allocations Board Member for a three-semester seat (3 seats, open to the entire student body) and Allocations Board Member for a one-year seat  (2 seats, open to the entire student body). A reminder was included in the document that only students who are members of a racial minority can run as a candidate and vote for the Racial Minority Representative position. 

 

The Judiciary positions open in this election are for the Associate Justices of the Judiciary (5 seats). 

 

The first senate meeting will be held on Sep. 12. 

 

 

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