SA Senate allows candidates to poster in law school

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SA Sen. AJ Link, Law-G, sponsored a bill Monday night allowing some candidates to poster in the law school.

Students hoping to represent the law school in the Student Association are now permitted to hang posters in the law school ahead of elections next month.

The SA Senate passed a bill Monday allowing some candidates running for seats representing the law school to hang posters in the school’s buildings. Students running for the SA are currently not allowed to poster in the law school or the Textile Museum, according to the organization’s bylaws.

“This is just to let people who represent the law school – that includes the president, EVP, graduate-at-large and law students – to poster in the law school,” SA Sen. AJ Link, Law-G and the sponsor of the bill, said.

Paige Grande, the SA’s chief of staff, also announced Monday that she stepped down from her post last week for mental health and other personal reasons. SA President Ashley Le said Nassim Touil, the current vice president for financial affairs, will fill the position for the rest of the semester.

“I’m always here as a friend, as an adviser and any capacity you would like me to be in your life,” Grande said. “I really, really loved getting to know you all this year.”

SA Executive Vice President Ojani Walthrust also announced that Sen. Finley Wetmore, SEAS-U and the chair of the academic affairs committee, resigned from the senate Monday. Wetmore did not attend Monday’s meeting.

The senate approved freshman Owen Park, who serves on the executive board of the Racially and Ethnically Mixed Student Association, to serve on the diversity and inclusion assembly. The senate also confirmed freshman Sofia Gonzalez to fill an undergraduate-at-large senate position and approved six graduate-at-large senators.

The senate also approved several allocations at Monday’s meeting, including $6,000 to the International Affairs Society to pay for hotel rooms at a conference, $7,000 for GW Hacks to attend a hackathon and $27,000 to fund Program Board’s Spring Fling this semester.

Earlier in the meeting, the senate also approved three referendums to feature on the SA ballot next month. One of the questions will ask students whether they support switching the Colonials nickname, a hotly contested issue over the past year.

Nia Lartey and Gabby Pino contributed reporting.

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