Home campuses of presidential candidates revealed for SG elections
As predicted, many students waited until the Feb. 7 deadline to submit their position applications for next month’s Student Government elections.
Four tickets applied to run for student body president, three of which were from the Tampa campus and one from the St. Pete campus. In addition, five tickets were submitted for governor and lieutenant governor from all three campuses.
For Senate, 68 applications from Tampa, six from St. Pete and three from Sarasota-Manatee were received.
Regardless of major, students from all three campuses will vote to elect 60 senators this upcoming election.
Six applications were submitted for council representatives from Tampa, one from St. Pete and seven from Sarasota-Manatee. Each campus will have one council with nine active members.
This week, SG will review each candidate’s application to confirm their eligibility to run, including their number of registered courses and GPA.
SG will also contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities to make sure candidates are not on any type of probation.
Candidates will have to attend at least one informational meeting to be eligible to run.
Once confirmed, candidates will be notified of their eligibility by 5 p.m. on Feb. 16.
Solano, Malanga win SG presidential run-off election
Juniors Sebastian Solano and Jessica Malanga were announced as Student Government (SG) president and vice president in the 2023 SG presidential run-off election. A total of 2,087 votes were cast across all three campuses, in which Solano and Malanga won 1,076. Runners up Cesar Esmeraldi and Elizabeth Volmy drew 1,011 votes, a 65-vote differential. Election […]
On-campus political groups split on bill targeting diversity initiatives
Student-led political groups on campus have presented differing opinions and action plans regarding House Bill 999, which targets diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and critical race theory (CRT) initiatives at the state’s public universities. House Bill 999, which passed through the Florida state house on March 13, aims to prohibit state colleges and universities from […]
Trans+ Student Union holds Gender Affirming Clothing Swap
Among hundreds of clothing items separated by tops, bottoms and accessories displayed on top of several chairs in rows, the Trans+ Student Union (TSU) aimed to provide a safe space for over 45 students in attendance to explore their gender expressions through fabric. The Gender Affirming Clothing Swap event was held at the Marshall Student […]
Student-led art exhibit showcases multidimensional change
Standing in front of a group of 20 attendees in the dimly lit Marshall Student Center Centre Gallery, freshman interdisciplinary social sciences major Carolina Gutfruend shared the significance of honoring sexual assault awareness through her art. Recounting her own experiences with guilt and shame as a survivor of sexual assault, Gutfruend said she wanted her […]
Students, faculty rally against state legislation targeting diversity initiatives
At a Tuesday rally intended to create student awareness for preserving academic rights, history professor Alex Levine read aloud two emails he received earlier this week from prospective employees and graduate students expressing fear for their future at USF. One of the emails was from a trans philosophy graduate student who messaged him about her […]
BOT approves new collective bargaining agreement, hears public comments regarding state legislation
At Tuesday morning’s meeting, the Board of Trustees (BOT) voted to accept a 3-year bargaining agreement (CBA) with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) and listened to public comments from students and professors regarding House Bill (H.B.) 999. During the 9:30 a.m. hour-long meeting in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom, the […]