What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race
Apr05

What really went down during the MSU presidential election Meeting minutes reveal that broken links, the Ombuds office and collusion all played a part in this year’s MSU presidential race

This year’s McMaster Students Union presidential election was a wild ride from start to finish, after two candidates were disqualified and then later reinstated, all done over the course of the winter semester. Ikram Farah is the official president-elect, but the question still stands: why was she disqualified in the first place? The MSU Elections Department recently published their meeting minutes, which outline the discussions their...

A new president-elect, for now Muhammed Aydin is the unofficial MSU president-elect while other candidates seek appeals
Feb08

A new president-elect, for now Muhammed Aydin is the unofficial MSU president-elect while other candidates seek appeals

After deliberating once again, the McMaster Students Union elections committee has decided to disqualify the unofficial president-elect, Ikram Farah. After tallying the votes once again, Muhammed Aydin is the new, unofficial president-elect. As of Feb. 5, Farah has five business days to declare her intent to appeal to the elections committee. Rabeena Obaidullah, who was originally disqualified on Jan. 25 and whose disqualification was...

Attitude reflects leadership A deeper look at what goes into being a leader, both on the field and in the office
Feb01

Attitude reflects leadership A deeper look at what goes into being a leader, both on the field and in the office

The McMaster Students Union president-elect Ikram Farah and captain of the Marauders football team Mark Mackie may have a lot of differences, but one thing that brings them together is their shared ability to be a leader. Farah, a fourth-year Honours Political Science and Labour Studies student pinpoints her first real position of leadership as when she served as the social sciences caucus leader on the Student Representative Assembly...

How does the MSU vote? An analysis of the past five MSU presidential election and referenda results
Feb01

How does the MSU vote? An analysis of the past five MSU presidential election and referenda results

With every election season comes a discussion about how engaged students are with student politics. This year was the first year in five where less than 40 per cent of the student population voted in the McMaster Students Union presidential election, but not every election season is made equal, and different election seasons saw a varying number of candidates, referenda and contention. This past MSU presidential election saw one of...

Meet your new MSU president-elect Ikram Farah talks about her mom, her plans for the MSU and what it means to her to win
Feb01

Meet your new MSU president-elect Ikram Farah talks about her mom, her plans for the MSU and what it means to her to win

With January over, the McMaster Students Union has its unofficial president-elect: Ikram Farah, a level IV political science and labour studies student. At the time of this article’s publication, the results are unofficial. Candidate Rabeena Obaidullah was disqualified but may appeal this decision to the MSU elections committee. Of the first-choice votes, Farah received 38.6 per cent of the total vote, while every other candidate...

MSU presidential candidates: blindfolded puzzles Some were successful and some were... less successful
Jan24

MSU presidential candidates: blindfolded puzzles Some were successful and some were... less successful

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