Secret Society Blamed For Keeping New University of Alabama Student President From Picking His Own Staff
University of Alabama's Student Government Association Senate voted Tuesday against appointing Chisolm Allenlundy to be chief of staff to the newly elected student president. A student group focused on reforming on-campus politics alleges that the Machine, a secret society that controls much of the school's student government, influenced the decision. In a 32-13 vote, Senate members blocked Allenlundy from taking the highest position in SGA President Elliot Spears' cabinet. Virtually all of the votes opposing Allenlundy were from Machine-backed senators, the student group, United Alabama Project, claims.