Ronia-Isabel Cabansag: In this week’s news, Kappa Delta Pi will be hosting a fundraiser and book drive for local classrooms, and EMU’s Student Government votes in support of extending the Pass/Fail option. Student Government elections also open today. Be sure to stay tuned until the end of today’s podcast to hear about the Senate candidates.
EMU’s Kappa Delta Pi, International Honors Society in Education, is hosting a book drive throughout March and April. The proceeds will go toward Ypsilanti teachers and classrooms. Due to pandemic-related restrictions, there is no specific drop-off point for donations, but anyone interested in donating is welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a donation time.
KDP will also be collaborating with Scholastic Books for their annual book fair tomorrow, March 25. The fundraiser will directly support EMU’s KDP chapter, and any books purchased will be shipped directly to readers’ homes. You can browse the catalog via the link on our website.
EMU’s Student Government met on Tuesday, March 9 to vote on several referendums. Resolution 107-05 was passed with a unanimous vote. With this resolution, Student Government will call on the University to extend the Pass/Fail option to the last day of regular classes for the semester.
Senator Karin Hartmaier proposed a referendum to hold more asynchronous and synchronous offerings for pre-requisite classes. The move is meant to accommodate students who wish to continue socially distancing, as well as students cannot financially afford to commute or move near the university.
Student Government voted to withdraw the referendum, as it may cause scheduling issues.
A student from the general body introduced a referendum that would propose allowing students to choose the Pass/Fail option after the close of the semester. Senators unanimously voted no for the referendum.
Student Government elections begin today via students’ my.emich account! The polls will stay open for a full day until 8 p.m. on March 25. Our election coverage today comes from reporter Emma Henri.
There is only one President and Vice President pair running for office this year. Current President Luis Romero and Speaker of the House Auryon Azar will be running as President and Vice President, respectively.
There are 17 Senate seats to be filled, and 20 candidates on the ballot. Emma Henri was able to interview seven of the candidates.
Read about the Senate candidates here.
That’s all for this week’s update. Be sure to log into your my.emich account and vote before 8 p.m. on March 25th. As always, you can find more campus and local news coverage on easternecho.com , all week. Today’s podcast was reported by Emma Henri, scripted by myself, Ronia Cabansag, and produced by Ethan Myers. Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you next week.