Referendum passes, UB students elect new senators
Published: Friday, September 21, 2012
Updated: Monday, November 5, 2012 20:11
UB undergraduates voted to pass a referendum on Thursday and elected new student senators after a three-day election.
The referendum continues the use of the $94.75 mandatory student activity fee in students’ tuition. The referendum passed with 1,300 students voting “yes,” and 172 voting “no.” There were a total of 1,760 votes, including those for senators.
The election brings in on-campus senators Alexander Archer, Michael Calliste, Dan Giles, Laura Grassi, Marissa Malone and Darcie O’Sullivan. All of the newly elected on-campus senators belong to the Reform party.
Off-campus senators include Carl Ross, Nick Johns, Jonathan Grunin, Sonya Abed, Ali Ahmed and Tyler Bauer. Bauer is the only off-campus senator from the Trust Party.
The referendum vote occurs every two years. During the 2010-11 senate election, the referendum passed with 1,475 “yes” votes and 200 “no” votes, with a total of 1,904 votes.