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Student Union releases special election results

Student Union Secretary Ashna Kelkar ’24 sent out an email to the Brandeis community on Wednesday, Nov. 2 updating community members on the second round of election results. 

The email contained election results for the recent special election, with the exception of the East Quad Senator position results “due to a tie,” explained Kelkar. 

The position of Allocations Board (A-board) member was filled by Aaron Klein ’26 who ran unopposed. Klein mentioned in his candidate bio that he’s “psyched to be able to run for Student Union because [he] want[s] to try and help everyone access all the opportunities that Brandeis has to offer.” 

The two positions for the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee were filled by Mar Manolioudaki ’26 and Tasha Epstein ’25. Manolioudaki stressed the importance of having student voices in curriculum planning and stated that she will “advocate for the benefit of the student body when it comes to reviewing academic rules and regulations.” Epstein also mentioned the importance of student input in her candidate bio, writing that she ran because she “want[s] to help make the voices of undergraduate students heard in developing and evaluating academic regulations and curricular activities.” 

Ariel Schultz ’25 won the one open position for CEEF representative, running unopposed. 

Lyla Chereau ’25, Chloe Doonan ’26 and Tako Mikhelashvili ’26 won the three open Senator at Large positions. Chereau wrote in her bio that she hopes to continue “promoting mental health, sustainability, multiculturalism and women in STEM” at Brandeis through this position. Doonan also explained in her bio that she “plan[s] to advocate for more mental health awareness on campus,” and that she will “work [her] hardest to ensure there is representation for every student.” Mikhelashvili proposed in her candidate bio the implementation of a Brandeis event app to help keep track of activities occurring on campus, as well as increasing outdoor study spaces by adding hammocks around campus. 

Jessie Wu ’23 won the Class of 2023 Senator position, running unopposed, with one seat still open. Wu wrote in her candidate bio that she ran “because [she] want[s] both domestic and international students’ voices to be heard and to advance politics which can benefit students.” 

Zev Carlyle ’24 won the remaining Class of 2024 Senator position, also running unopposed. Carlyle wrote that he will “bring a fresh perspective” to the Student Union and that he hopes to implement funding for outside learning opportunities such as museums and transportation, as well as a bike-sharing system for students.

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