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Election results are in, Student Government fills 11 seats

This year, 650 students voted in the election, nearly twice as many as the fall semester. The total student population, including graduate and non-degree seeking students is 4,475. The election results were announced on March 2 in the Reef by Shannon Scanlon, Student Government’s supervisor of elections. Each of the students running for a senate […]

Student Affairs restructure adds more voice to student issues

Meet the senate candidates

Student senators represent the student body as a whole. They are required to attend general assembly meetings and be a part of at least two unique senate committees. Senate members hold discussions regarding some important matters that influence student life on campus and they help determine the money given to clubs and organizations for events […]

Student Affairs restructure adds more voice to student issues

Meet the presidential candidates

Student body president and vice president campaigns started Monday, Feb. 20. As leader of the executive branch, the president is a fundamental role in the allocation of the activities and service fee budget. The vice president heads communication between the student body and the rest of the executive branch. Below are excerpts from interviews with […]

Student Affairs restructure adds more voice to student issues

Further muddling a mystery: Student Government leaders resign

Six months after they mysteriously took leaves of absence, the president and vice president of Student Government have resigned. Ziya Kardas, who was elected president last spring, did not announce or explain his resignation, which first came up at a Student Government meeting on Jan. 30. A week later, Vice President Gina Rotunno also resigned. […]

Student Affairs restructure adds more voice to student issues

Student Government Makes $93,511 Mistake

When Student Government approved its 2016-2017 budget last spring, it made a $93,511 mistake. Student leaders allocated that amount for an “administration fee” to the university. The mistake created a shortfall that forced SG to cut funding for organizations like Campus Recreation and the Leadership and Student Organization. The mistake in the budget was written […]

Student Affairs restructure adds more voice to student issues

Student President, VP Take Temporary Leave For Unknown Reason

Without public explanation, the president and vice president of Student Government have temporarily stepped down. In an Aug. 11 email to SG members, SG representatives said president Ziya Kardas and vice president Gina Rotunno had taken “a temporary leave of absence.” The representative called it “a routine step pursuant through established university practices for reviewing […]

Student Affairs restructure adds more voice to student issues

New electric car charging stations plugged in

USF St. Petersburg’s latest initiative in its effort to attain sustainability and reduce its ecological footprint was unveiled on March 21 when two electric vehicle charging stations were opened near the Tavern. The 240-watt stations charge cars such as the Chevy Volt much faster than standard outlets. USFSP’s stations are open to the public and […]

SG bill to change club funding process, deadlines

A proposed Student Government bill would make it easier for clubs to obtain money to travel and host events, said Sen. William Nicks, the bill’s sponsor. Clubs were allocated about $33,000 for the year. As of February, about $10,000 had been spent, according to SG Chief Financial Officer Alex Moser. Nicks said the current club […]