The Student Senate meeting on Monday, Nov. 2, was cancelled due to a lack of quorum to hold the meeting. ”Senators had work, family, and class complications that came up, we were hoping that people could work around all of that, but it did not work out,” Student Body Vice President, Colton Ray, said regarding the short notice cancellation.
EMU Student Government: new senator application is approved, meeting is 'porn-bombed' midway through
On Oct. 27, 2020 the Student Senate Internal Affairs Committee met to approve a new senator application packet. Midway through the meeting an anonymous participant disrupted the meeting by broadcasting a pornographic film.
Student Senate meetings reconvened since COVID-19 shutdowns; in a bid for leadership, senators discuss Palestinian flag controversy
Eastern Michigan Student Senators were officially sworn into office on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. The process was done virtually via Zoom. Non-elected executive board positions had been filled prior to the meeting and senators decided senate leadership. In deciding senate leadership, an issue regarding a Palestinian flag in the student government offices was brought to light.
Of the 18 available senate positions on the Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Student Government Senate, 11 have been filled. This leaves only 60% of the senate filled, with seven unfilled seats. The new student senate administration hopes to fill these seats and make changes to the application process because of COVID-19.
The results for the 2020-2021 Student Body President and Vice President election have been announced with Luis Romero and Colton Ray winning president and vice president by just 4%. The new administration hopes to address a "myriad of concerns" that students face at EMU, listing "mental health issues, food insecurity, housing insecurity, and social marginalization, and how and why those issues are often intertwined.”
Candidates for Student Body President and Vice President describe their platforms as well as their qualifications for office.
Student government elections have been pushed from late march into fall 2020 semester. Students may vote for as few or as many of the listed candidates as the choose due to the limited pool of candidates. Following elections, student government will resume meetings virtually.