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The office of the Student Government Elections Board remains vacant most of the time, as the chair of the board lives on FAU’s Jupiter campus. Ryan Klimar, the marketing director for the Elections Board, has been frustrated with Gregory Barber’s absence, and thinks it has to do with him being a Jupiter student: “He’s not in Boca, he’s not where the action happens. The representation of Broward and Jupiter towards FAU is important, … but when you’re choosing university-wide leadership positions, they need to be centered in Boca.”

Student Government member forgoes duties, students say advisers stepped in to save elections

April 27, 2016

A miniature American flag hangs upside down on the corkboard of the elections office in the second floor of the Student Union, a traditional note of a state in distress. The flipped flag symbolizes the chaos the elections office faced over the past two months. “The elections are done so I guess I’ll just—” Elections Board Marketing Director Ryan Klimar said as he reached over to flip the flag right side up. “I flipped that two months ago.” In February, the Student Government elections for the next president, vice president and campus governors kicked off, but they didn’t go smoothly.

Administration Compensation: more student fees are paying for salaries

Administration Compensation: more student fees are paying for salaries

March 3, 2016

Eight years ago, America was in a recession. People were losing jobs left, right and center, but not at Florida Atlantic.

Gov. Chris Ferreira is running for president as a fill in ticket. Mohammed F Emran | Web Editor

Student Government elections: surprise candidates enter presidential race as a joke

February 24, 2016

With fewer than 36 hours to go, the new ticket hopes their “milkshakes will bring all the voters to the polls.”

Less Money, Fewer Jobs: Student media, graduate students take brunt of budget cuts

Less Money, Fewer Jobs: Student media, graduate students take brunt of budget cuts

February 23, 2016

It’s cutting season around Florida Atlantic University. For the second year in a row, student organizations’ budgets are on the chopping block, facing more cutbacks than the year before. But unlike last year, where the cuts were split relatively equally over 40 student organizations, some programs are feeling more pain than others.

Student organizations to lose money next year

Student organizations to lose money next year

February 1, 2016

With fewer students planned to be enrolled next year, more student organizations need to cut their budgets. See what recommendations the University Budget Appropriations Committee made.

Felix Hartmann (right) took to the bar instead of attending a meeting to allocate an $8.6 million budget. Casey Martin (left) chairs that meeting. Photo of Casey Martin by Max Jackson, Staff Photographer. Photo of Felix Hartmann from his LinkedIn page.

High-ranking Student Government member chooses bar over important meeting

January 14, 2016

The University Budget and Appropriations Committee was supposed to meet on Jan. 11 to approve an $8.6 million budget for next year — but that wasn’t able to happen since the group’s chief financial officer was too busy signing off on bar tabs down the street.

Student body president Kathryn Edmunds (left) overstepped her bounds when she fired Carter Lewis (right) on Oct. 8. Max Jackson | Staff Photographer (L)  and Gregory Cox | Managing Editor (R)

Locked Out: Student Government member wrongly removed from his position

October 27, 2015

n a Thursday morning, Carter Lewis walked into the Student Union and headed up the stairs toward his office like any other da...

Photo courtesy of SG

Owl Eyes on SG: Broken statutes result in untracked bills

July 15, 2015

n June 26, the University Press reported that the current Speaker of the House Robert Marriaga was conducting an investigation regarding the “misplacement” of an unknown number of bills passed by the ...

Kathryn Edmunds is the new 2015 student body president, replacing Michael Cepeda. Mohammed F Emran  | Web Editor

Unofficial SG elections results announced

February 26, 2015

After a series of controversies including candidates dropping out, being disqualified and candidates running unopposed, the winners have been unofficially annou...

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Get to know your new 2015-2016 Student Government candidates

February 22, 2015

n Friday, Feb. 20 in a dark room glowing with red and blue lights, the candidates prepared themselves to debate for the upcoming elec...

Casey Martin (left) and Kathryn Edmunds (right) during Media Day. Martin speaks about increasing voter turnout. Jessica Wilkerson | Contributing Photographer

Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates run unopposed as elections near

February 18, 2015

Between candidates being disqualified and breaking statutes, FAU is making history during this year’s campaign season. For the...

Governor candidates Onur Basman, freshman, international relations & political science major and Akeem Edwards, senior, psychology major show their owl pride with Owl Radio station manager Gabby Alvarado, senior, international business major.  Jessica Wilkerson | Contributing Photographer

Student government candidates begin campaigns

February 10, 2015

Campaign season started last week for FAU’s 2015-2016 Student Government candidates. On Monday, candidates for the president, vice president and governor position got together with campus media and a handful of students to discuss how they want to make a difference for FAU.