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Take Back Student Governments From The Hijackers!

Andrew Pessin | Posted 02.12.2017 | Home
Andrew Pessin

When the debate visits a campus, it typically leaves behind a campus in shambles: friendships and relationships are severed, people stop talking to each other, and the overall educational mission of the institution is irreparably harmed.

How to Properly Implement Campus Carry

Xavier Rotnofsky | Posted 12.15.2016 | Home
Xavier Rotnofsky

To those who are still upset that campus carry became law, realize that it was because state legislators thought it was in our best interest, even though we made it very clear that we really did not want this. If there's anything to take from the passing of campus carry, it's that elections matter.

University of Texas Campus Humor Magazine Editors Elected Student Government President, VP

Dan Reimold | Posted 05.18.2015 | Home
Dan Reimold

Travesty editors stage a 'joke' student government campaign each year, but this was the first time the pub's chosen candidates were actually elected to office.

To Get More Women's Names on Future Ballots, Start with College Women

Kate Farrar | Posted 12.31.2014 | Home
Kate Farrar

Everyone's gearing up for the midterm elections, but AAUW and Running Start are also thinking about future ballots. And we want to see women on them.

Arizona State Student Senator Impeached for Talking to the Press Without Telling Superiors

Dan Reimold | Posted 12.29.2014 | Home
Dan Reimold

Student government strikes again! The Tempe Undergraduate Student Government (USG) at Arizona State University has impeached one of its own members for talking to The State Press campus newspaper without first giving USG leaders a heads-up.

UT-Austin & S-Comm: Here's What You Need to Know

Ingrid Vasquez | Posted 12.28.2014 | Home
Ingrid Vasquez

Since its inception in 2009, Travis County has deported about 19 immigrants each week -- "leading all counties with the highest percentage of deported non criminals." And The University of Texas at Austin, has been no stranger to these type of issues.

Dear Ernest, #2: Let's Get Real About Campus Leadership

Ernest Owens | Posted 11.12.2014 | Home
Ernest Owens

It might sound cliché at a glance, but there is actually a way you can still be yourself while also being the kind of person that exults leadership.

College Rape: A Privilege?

Ariel Koren | Posted 08.12.2014 | Home
Ariel Koren

I wonder, George, how it feels to have mocked the story of a woman who was raped by a friend whom she asked not to have sex with her?

A Year in Student Government

Taylor Castator | Posted 04.13.2014 | Home
Taylor Castator

I hope that this letter finds other nervous, scared and hesitant students considering running for president, much like I was a year ago. Take my advice and go for it!

We Need Economic Democracy on Campuses in Miami and Across the Nation

Jonas Mafirsu | Posted 09.01.2012 | Miami
Jonas Mafirsu

When we see education as a commodity, as something with a market and as something competitive, we are hurting ourselves. What students need, what universities need, and what societies need are the same: true democracy.

Undocumented Immigrant Denied a Position in Student Government at Texas A&M

Uloop | Posted 07.02.2012 | Home

The Texas A&M Student Senate missed an opportunity to have a great candidate appointed to the Student Government Executive Cabinet and a chance to steal the public spotlight in a positive way.

UNC Student Government's MAJOR Twitter #FAIL

Posted 03.05.2012 | Home

Student governments in college are increasingly setting up their own Twitter accounts. Sometimes the intention is to live-tweet their meetings, ot...

Controversy Embroils Texas Student Government Elections

Posted 03.01.2012 | Home

Students at the University of Texas are upset with student government election rules they helped write. Student presidential candidate Madison Gard...

Hayley Miller

How Far Will They Go? UConn Student Government Courts More Controversy | Hayley Miller | Posted 11.15.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- The University of Connecticut's student government has stripped senior class senator Colin Neary of his position following an early Nove...

Hayley Miller

UConn Students Try To Silence Occupy Wall Street Song | Hayley Miller | Posted 01.08.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- When the University of Connecticut's undergraduate student government invited rapper Jasiri X to perform Monday, there was one condition...

9 Awesome Student Campaign Videos

Posted 11.26.2011 | Home

With the whole country gearing up for the 2012 presidential election, sometimes we forget the equally important local elections that happen every year...

The Real Threat to Conservatism on College Campuses: The Radical Right

Keith William Neely | Posted 06.06.2011 | Home
Keith William Neely

Radical organizations on the right, in hopes of garnering more attention for their ideas, have resorted to increasingly provocative tactics to spread their message on America's college campuses.

Where Are The Women?

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

More than half of George Washington University's 10,000 undergraduates are women. But the latest candidates for student body president were Kwasi, Jos...

Making Student Government Elections a Laughing Matter

xxxDan Treadwayxxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
xxxDan Treadwayxxx

Many colleges and universities are about to -- if they haven't done so already -- participate in an event that rivals the sun rising in terms of importance: student government elections.

Stand Up, Speak Out: The College Student's Guide to Activism

College Candy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
College Candy

Sometimes sitting around doesn't seem good enough, but people often say "I'd get involved, but I don't know how." Consider this your friendly college guide to activism so you can get involved.

CU Boulder Diversity Director Dropped In Favor Of Combined Position--Critics Unhappy

Colorado Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The blending of two University of Colorado Student Government positions has spurred criticism that the administration is minimizing campus diversity e...

COLUMN: Student Activists Must Narrow Their Messages

The Daily Texan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Higher education funding doesn't exist in a vacuum in any state. Texas, like many others, is looking at major gaps in its upcoming budget cycle. Colle...