Student Senate to announce unofficial results

Luis Martinez, Administration Editor

The Student Senate will announce the unofficial results of this week’s student government elections on Wednesday.

The elections were for the positions of student body president, executive vice president, vice president for student affairs, vice president for academic affairs, and senators.

Reginald Thedford, the current student body president, said the announcement would occur in the beginning of the senate meeting.

“The unofficial results will be announced by an associate justice from the Student Supreme Court,” Thedford said.

Two resolutions are also on the senate’s agenda.

One deals with by-law changes, written by Shirmeen Ahmad, the current vice president for academic affairs, and the second would be about paying for the sexual assault awareness speaker coming in on Thursday.

The speaker is coming to Eastern as a part of the on-going “It’s On Us” campaign at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Arcola-Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

“The speaker is Molly McLay, the assistant director of the women’s resource center at the University of Illinois,” Thedford said. “The bill would talk about how we are going to pay her for her services.”

Thedford said McLay would talk about preventing campus sexual assault and avoiding situations leading to sexual assault.

He also said there might be two more resolutions to be discussed during the senate meeting. The resolutions would discuss finals week and the events student government has planned for students.

“These events would serve has de-stressors for students during finals week,” Thedford said.

The events on the resolutions include a trivia night on April 27, Zumba on April 28, Picnic with the Prez on April 29, Movie Night on April 30, and Java Social on May 1.

The Student Senate will be meeting at 7 p.m. in the Arcola-Tuscola Room in the Union.

Luis Martinez can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].