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SG vice president resigns

SG vice president resigns

Clarification appended

Student Government Vice President Julia Reinstein resigned on Nov. 17, citing personal reasons.

“Other opportunities have presented themselves that I feel are more in line with the passions and interests, and I look forward to pursuing them, “ Reinstein said during her address to the Undergraduate Senate this afternoon.

Reinstein’s resignation came as a complete shock to the Senate. However, Reinstein informed the Executive Board of her decision prior to her formal announcement at the Senate meeting, according to SG Press Secretary Sarah Preston.

During her address to the Senate, Reinstein urged the Senate to continue to pursue programming as a form of advocacy.

“If there is one thing I leave behind, it is that we can’t get away with programming that’s just OK anymore,” she said. “We’re here to provide the students with unforgettable experiences, so our programming should be not just good, but extraordinary.”

Senator-At-Large Paul Wells addresed the Senate with concerns that the VP elections not mirror the fall Undergraduate Senate elections.

“I want the BOE (Board of Elections) to ensure that VP elections be more legitimate and transparent than the fall elections,” Wells said.

Acting Chair of the BOE Logan Billman reassured the Senate that upcoming VP elections would run more smoothly than the fall elections.

“It will be done effectively,” Billman said. “It will be done well.”

The BOE will set an election schedule by next week, according to Preston.


Clarification: A former version of this article implied the Undergraduate Senate had previous knowledge of Reinstein’s resignation, but they did not.

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