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Student Government opposes Florida’s transgender bathroom bill

Student Government opposes Florida’s transgender bathroom bill

February 17, 2015

It’s been called the “show your papers to pee” bill, and FAU’s Student Government wants nothing to do with it. Last we...

Opinion: Student Government buys $2,598 massage chairs

Opinion: Student Government buys $2,598 massage chairs

January 27, 2015

The Human Touch Whole Body 5.1  is a massage chair, which according to the description on its page provides: “relaxation with ...

FAU Board of Trustees approves plan to increase 2015-2016 housing rates, despite opposition from Student Government

FAU Board of Trustees approves plan to increase 2015-2016 housing rates, despite opposition from Student Government

November 18, 2014

FAU’s Board of Trustees met today to discuss plans to increase student housing rates for the 2015-2016 school year. The plan...

GALLERY: Let me take a #selfie

GALLERY: Let me take a #selfie

April 23, 2014

"I only got 10 likes in the last five minutes.  Do you think I should take it down?  Let me take another selfie." The Chainsmokers,...

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

April 23, 2014

[Editor's Note: The web version of this story is accurate, however, the print version included an inaccuracy due to an editing error. The story indicate...

Students raise nearly $6,000 at FAU’s first Dance Marathon

Students raise nearly $6,000 at FAU’s first Dance Marathon

March 24, 2014

“The basic rules are to have as much fun as possible while raising as much money as possible” said AJ Einbinder, a senior com...

FAU Student Government Fall Elections: Who Gives a Hoot?

Sarah Suwak

September 28, 2013

The unofficial results of Student Government’s Legislative branch elections showed two things: who won, and small voter turnout. Out of 28,279 people enrolled at Florida Atlantic University, 3.2 percent voted to elect three senators and 53 members to the House of Representatives.  In fall 2007, voter percentage at the Boca Raton campus was 6.3...

Meet the FAU Legislative Election Candidates

Christopher Massana

September 22, 2013

FAU's Student Government is holding its annual legislative elections on Tuesday Sept. 24 and Wednesday Sept. 25. Students can vote in the elections by logging into their MyFAU accounts or by visiting one of three on-campus polling stations on the Boca campus (located in the Library, in the Centre Marketplace and on the Breezeway). The UP reached out...

FAU pays its student leaders, but charges them for mandatory leadership classes

Austen Erblat

September 5, 2013

This is an updated version of this story. Jaclyn Broudy has led the Student Government House of Representatives on the Boca campus for over a year. Now, administration thinks the seasoned Boca House Speaker needs a one-credit class to keep her job and learn what leadership really means. But Broudy is not the only person being required to take ...

FAU Student Government House of Representatives meeting sparks controversy over the campus governor’s appointments.

Stacey Pasternak and Ella Levinger

July 25, 2013

President Peter Amirato gave his report for the following week, which included the first home game, block programming and the donation of the fountain to be in front of the student government building. However, the representatives focused primarily on meetings prior. When the floor yielded for questions to President Amirato, Rep. Christopher Ferreira ope...

FAU students investigated for “disruptive behavior” during protest

Christopher Massana

May 1, 2013

Three FAU students could face conduct charges from administration for protesting a public event. The students were members of the FAU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. They joined nine other members on April 19, when they protested a speech given by Col. Bentzi Gruber of the Israeli Defense Forces. Gruber spoke in the Student Housing S...