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MSU elections making voting system changes The FYC election saw a higher voter turnout compared to last year, but the real test will be the presidential election
Oct04

MSU elections making voting system changes The FYC election saw a higher voter turnout compared to last year, but the real test will be the presidential election

Photos by Catherine Goce By Donna Nadeem Following of last year’s particularly low McMaster Students Union presidential voter turnout rate and suspicions that not all students received an email allowing them to vote, the MSU elections department has been making key changes to its email voting system. In particular, MSU elections department investigated any technical issues with the MSU’s voting system Simply Voting. Ultimately, they...

MSU gearing up for upcoming municipal election The education team has been working to get students to the polls this October
Sep27

MSU gearing up for upcoming municipal election The education team has been working to get students to the polls this October

Photo from Silhouette Photo Archives By Maanvi Dhillon On Oct. 22, Ontarians will be heading to the polls for the second time this year to cast their ballots in an election. Hamilton’s municipal election will decide the mayor and ward councillors for the next four years, and the McMaster Students Union has been working hard on a campaign aimed at increasing student voter turnout. In particular, the MSU Education team will be rolling...

SRA meeting overview: Sept 23 The Assembly votes to update Bylaw 10A to give elections committee more time to review appeals
Sep26

SRA meeting overview: Sept 23 The Assembly votes to update Bylaw 10A to give elections committee more time to review appeals

  On Sept. 23, the Student Representative Assembly met in room 111 of Gilmour Hall to share faculty reports and vote on a number of proposed motions.   One debated motion was the creation of a communications, advertising and student engagement ad hoc committee. The committee would exist to review current models of student engagement and offer recommendations to SRA committees. The motion was moved by SRA Science representative Eric...

New Year, New Plans The board of directors outline their goals in year plans released this summer
Sep07

New Year, New Plans The board of directors outline their goals in year plans released this summer

Photo credit: Haley Greene Over June and July, McMaster Students Union President Ikram Farah, vice president (Administration) Kristina Epifano, vice president (Education) Stephanie Bertolo and vice president (Finance) Scott Robinson finalized their year plans for the Student Representative Assembly, laying out templates for a year of improvements to student life.   Ikram Farah President   As President, Farah is the MSU’s head...

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 year-end report on the board of directors A look at how much the board of has achieved during their term
Apr05

A year-end report on the board of directors A look at how much the board of has achieved during their term

Preethi Anbalagan, vice president (Administration) Completed 72 per cent of year plan In Preethi Anbalagan’s year plan, she listed seven objectives she wished to achieve during her term as vice president (Administration). The majority of her year plan focused on supporting her staff, whether that be part-time managers, associate vice presidents or Student Representative Assembly members. Anbalagan achieved the majority of the points...