Election results delayed pending review
Friday, December 6, 2013
Results from the Dec. 2-4 student elections will not be released, pending a review by Student Government's judicial committee, according to Courtney Downing, Student Government elections chair.
Voting tallies from a Husky Athletics funding referendum, a restoration of Homecoming referendum and the election of 12 senators were to have been released at a Dec. 5 Student Government meeting. They are now expected Dec. 12.
To maintain the integrity of the review, causes for the review will not be released.
"This is a learning community," said Adam Hammer, director media relations and publications. "Student organizations help our students learn how to be part of a representative democracy."
The Husky Athletics bill (PDF) asked students to approve a student-fee allocation that could provide Husky Athletics about $495,000 per year for four years, beginning July 1. That figure could vary with enrollment.
Approval would keep the Student Athletic Fee at $4.58 per credit, up to 12 credits each semester. Rejection would reduce the fee to $2.84 per credit, the lowest rate of student support for intercollegiate athletics among four-year schools in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.
Since 2011, the $1.74 per-credit difference has helped Husky Athletics balance its budget and avoid using cash reserves, according to the text of the bill.
If both Homecoming bill questions are approved, the referendum would encourage St. Cloud State officials to rename the fall Celebrate! St. Cloud State event Homecoming Week. It would also encourage University officials to discontinue the spring and summer Celebrate! St. Cloud State events in favor of a winter Spirit Week, focused on men's and women's Husky Hockey.
In 2011, St. Cloud State replaced Homecoming Week with a fall, winter, spring and summer Celebrate! St. Cloud State events.
A previous student referendum, in 2012, encouraged the University to reinstate Homecoming.
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