Candidates no longer have to meet the signature requirement to run in the 2020 Student Senate election, and candidate and senatorial filing deadlines have been pushed to March 30 and April 6, respectively.
Two members of Student Senate have filed complaints to the Elections Commission asking to move the independent candidate filing deadline due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Free Staters, a coalition for Student Senate, self-reported inability to acquire 500 physical student signatures and to schedule competency training for its presidential candidate. The Student Senate Elections Commission will hear the violation complaint on March 26.
In response to the University of Kansas putting classes online for the rest of the semester, the Student Senate Executive Committee voted to push back the 2020 election and extend the voting period.
Student Senate has decided to discontinue campaign efforts to expand the Ambler Student Recreation Fitness Center in consideration for how students have been financially affected by pandemic closures and cancellations.
The Student Senate Elections Commission plans to move forward with the 2020 election, despite the University of Kansas’s decision to move classes online for the rest of the semester due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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Student Senate hopes to raise $50,000 for an emergency fund to help students financially affected by the coronavirus. The plan is only in the beginning stages and has not been approved or vetted.
With the U.S. presidential election approaching in November, Student Senate is establishing a subcommittee to help student organizations raise voter registration rates among KU students.
For the second year in a row, there is only one coalition running in the 2020 Student Senate elections. The Free Staters, led by presidential candidate Apramay Mishra and vice presidential candidate Grant Daily, are the sole coalition.
Student Senate voted Wednesday, Feb. 26, to create a committee to investigate sexual assault procedures at the University of Kansas.
University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod recently denied a request from Student Senate to reopen the University's sexual assault task force, despite calls from student leaders demanding a more open process.
Student Senate's University Affairs Committee passed a resolution Wednesday night calling for the creation of a committee to investigate sexual assault at the University.
The Free Staters coalition met Sunday to discuss potential platform ideas. Some ideas included reinstituting the Safe Walk Program, continuing KU's airport shuttle program and giving old blenders from The Roasterie to the rec center for smoothies.