Alli Hoff

Boyer, Bindelglass vie for presidency in runoff

The runoff election for Student Association president is March 11 and 12, online at www.gwelection.com. Julie Bindelglass says involvement on campus will help her lead the student body Student Association presidential candidate Julie Bindelglass said that no single one of her many on-campus activities defines her. Instead, she said it is her diverse involvement in […]

Lifton wins EVP race

Two votes. That was all that kept Student Association presidential candidate Kyle Boyer from securing the SA’s top position Thursday night. But instead of claiming victory, Boyer will now face runner-up Julie Bindelglass in a runoff election in two weeks. For a presidential candidate to win the SA election, they must garner more than 40 […]

Candidates spar at debate

Between polite jabs at their opponents and subtle self-promotion, candidates seeking positions in the Student Association executive detailed their designs on how to improve the University and defended their records at the third annual Hatchet-SA Debate Monday night. The pool of 10 candidates – seven seeking the presidential seat and three vying for the executive […]

Candidates spar at debate

Between polite jabs at their opponents and subtle self promotion, candidates seeking positions in the Student Association executive detailed their designs on how to improve the University and defended their records at the third annual Hatchet-SA Debate Monday night. The pool of 10 candidates – seven seeking the presidential seat and three vying for the […]

SA candidate pool increases by more than 80 percent

Fifty-six students are vying for positions in the Student Association elections, 81 percent more than competed last year. More students were granted the opportunity to pursue SA office this year because of a recent change to the Joint Elections Committee charter eliminating the signature collection requirement once necessary for candidacy. In total, 56 people are […]

SA hopefuls poster campus

A few minutes before 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Joint Election Committee Chairman Patrick Rizk braced himself. “Don’t trample me!” he yelled across H Street to the mob of students ready to bolt toward the Marvin Center to tape up their posters for the upcoming Student Association elections. He pointed to his fellow JEC members. […]

SA battles signature bill

The Student Association found itself in a complicated legislative battle this week after a bill regarding candidate registration requirements was passed by the senate and vetoed by SA President Vishal Aswani – spurring a sequence of events that could potentially delay the upcoming elections. The body voted to overturn Aswani’s veto of a bill to […]

Juicy Campus closes down

Juicy Campus, the controversial Web site that allowed students to anonymously post gossip about their college campus, officially shut down on Thursday. Juicy Campus founder and CEO Matt Ivester said financial problems led to the forum’s demise. “Juicy Campus’ exponential growth outpaced our ability to muster the resources needed to survive this economic downturn, and […]

SA senate supports budget increase to improve 4-RIDE

The Student Association voted Tuesday night to support a $300,000 increase in the University Police Department’s budget, in hopes of expanding and improving UPD’s 4-RIDE service. The SA’s Student Life Committee reported that 35 percent of calls made to UPD for 4-RIDE dispatch service went unanswered in 2008 because the service has not grown in […]

Students call for new transgender policy

The Student Association joined an LGBTQ student organization last week in demanding explicit protection for transgender students in the University Code of Conduct. Members of the Allied in Pride student organization have been fighting to alter the University’s anti-discrimination policy to include transgender students – and won a major victory on Jan. 27 when the […]