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SGB declares election for the college of education invalid

By Andrew Kutzer

SGB declared its election for the college of education invalid at its meeting on Tuesday, forcing four board members to re-run for fall 2016.

Board members based their decision in a disapproval of a late student submission during the nomination process.

Secretary Alyssa Blasko resigned as a result of the decision and said, “I believe that it is up to the VP’s discretion to make decisions about elections.”

Current member Tessa Boppel Didyoung did not win re-election to the board next fall, but will now have a chance at the nomination as a result of the decision.

Board member Jason McGowan, agreeing with the decision, said, once the deadline is passed, it “doesn’t just magically reopen.”

Vice president Kelsey Greth said the late submission was allowed in and was not an advantage in the running.

Greth said the vice president handles election decisions. According to her, the late submission was allowed after talks with Director of the office of student involvement, Leah Cassellia.

Board member Claire Brookens took to facebook and said SGB’s decision, “showed the students that their opinion didn’t actually matter.”

Blasko said she does “not wish to be part of an organization that supports something like that.”

Board members from the college of education having to re-run include: Abby Gifford, Amanda Smith and Lucas Yerger.

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