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Election draws to an end Following Sarah Jama’s reinstatement into the presidential race, Justin Monaco-Barnes remains the MSU President-Elect for the 2016-2017 year
Feb11

Election draws to an end Following Sarah Jama’s reinstatement into the presidential race, Justin Monaco-Barnes remains the MSU President-Elect for the 2016-2017 year

Following a three-week long election period, the race for MSU President has finally come to an end. After Sarah Jama’s reinstatement into the presidential race and the retabulation of votes on Friday, Feb. 5, Justin Monaco-Barnes remained the winner of the 2016 presidential election. Jama came in second overall, and Jonathon Tonietto fell to third place. Justin Monaco-Barnes is now officially the MSU President for the 2016-2017 year....

VP referendum fails by 0.3 percent
Feb04

VP referendum fails by 0.3 percent

  With the announcement of the new President-elect, the MSU also revealed the results of the VP electoral referendum. During this election period, students not only had the chance to vote for their choice candidate for president, but to also vote for or against (or abstain) initiating an election process for MSU Vice-Presidents. The referendum resulted in 66.4 percent of the votes in favour of the process, with 4,590 students saying...

Onward and upward President-elect Justin Monaco-Barnes talks about results night and moving from Underground to the MSU office
Feb04

Onward and upward President-elect Justin Monaco-Barnes talks about results night and moving from Underground to the MSU office

  According to MSU President-elect Justin Monaco-Barnes, the most difficult part of the two-week campaign period was not the rigorous events schedule or grueling series of debates and interviews. It was waiting for the results after the polls closed on Jan. 28. “After a hard day, a hard couple of weeks of campaigning, we were all exhausted, but then it’s the mental stress of waiting that’s the hard part,” he said. Results...

Sarah Jama is appealing her presidential disqualification The MSU's presidential race has yet to come to a full stop
Feb01

Sarah Jama is appealing her presidential disqualification The MSU's presidential race has yet to come to a full stop

  This is an evolving story and will be updated as more information becomes available. As McMaster lay awake in anticipation following the closing of the polls on Thursday, Jan. 28, it would have sounded absurd to suggest that the most newsworthy item would not be the identity of the winner of the 2016 MSU Presidentials. Yet the announcement on the MSU website released on Friday at 3:45 a.m. was a collection of both the stunning and...

Platform points on mental health What does each candidate have to say about such a large issue?
Jan26

Platform points on mental health What does each candidate have to say about such a large issue?

By: Gabi Herman This election, there has been a lot of thinking about mental health. Why is it such a huge issue, and what does each candidate have to say about it? The problem: According to the Canadian Association of Colleges and University Student Services, more students with mental health issues are pursuing post-secondary education than ever before. In addition, students say mental health issues have the greatest impact on their...

VP reform referendum 101
Jan22

VP reform referendum 101

By: Gabi Herman and Isaac Kinley From Jan. 26-28, in addition to electing their next McMaster Students Union President, McMaster students will be able to vote in a referendum concerning the election of MSU Vice Presidents. The MSU has three Vice Presidents: Administration, Education and Finance. Currently, the Vice Presidents are elected by the Student Representative Assembly, a student council that includes faculty representatives...