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Government plans to update constitution

| Thursday, January 16, 2014

Saint Mary’s student senate met Tuesday night to discuss proposed updates to the student government’s constitution and rules for the College’s upcoming election season.

Student body president Kat Sullivan said creating changes to the constitution will help candidates who wish to participate in future elections.

“For the rest of the semester, we want to update our constitution for the next administration,” Sullivan said. “We want to make sure there is a clear understanding of the rules on the student government side as well as [on] the student body [side].”

Sullivan said updates to the constitution are meant to benefit both student government members and the student body as a whole.

“We are updating the constitution so we can give the student body a better understanding of what our organization does and how we run on a daily basis,” she said.

Elections for student body president, vice president and senate will take place on Feb. 27, and elections for class boards and big boards will take place on March 6. Sullivan said the student body can expect emails containing information on future elections.

“We have to give people two weeks notice because they have to get their materials approved by the elections community, student involvements, and multicultural services so we want to make sure everyone has a clear amount of time,” she said.

Election rules remain under discussion, but Sullivan said more information on the election policies and violations will be known shortly.

Another exciting event being put on by the Residence Hall Association is the Saint Mary’s prom-themed formal on Jan. 31. Tickets can be purchased at the Moreau Center for the Arts for $20. Ticket sales will begin about a week and a half prior to the formal.

Contact Alaina Anderson at aander02@saintmarys.edu

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About Alaina Anderson

Alaina is a Junior at Saint Mary's College and is studying English Writing and Communication Studies. From the warm and exotic state of Wisconsin, she is a professional shower singer, an ambassador for The Elephant Pants, and an avid lover of alliteration.

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