The Brooklyn College Vanguard

Student Government Election to be Held in May

   After initial election dates in late April were cancelled, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) has rescheduled their elections. The elections will now be held from Monday, May 4 to Wednesday, May 6. Undergraduate students will be voting to fill both branches of USG, as well as Brooklyn College’s two seats in the Undergraduate Student Senate (USS), the student-based governing body for all of CUNY.

   The top of the virtual ballot will be for President and Vice President of USG. Three candidates are vying for the presidential slot: former USG Vice President and current USS Delegate Ethan Milich and his VP Candidate Samuel Ganthier; Student Advocate Michael Davis and VP Vanessa Collazos; and USG Senator Dapo Ibrahim and his VP candidate Chika Otisi. Profiles on all three candidates are available on the Vanguard website. 

   Students will also vote to fill BC’s two seats in USS, one main delegate and one to serve as alternate. There is currently no full confirmed list of candidates for the USS, but three candidates have told Vanguard that they will seek a delegate position: Ethan Milich, LGBT Resource Committee student representative Kyle Reese, and Aharon Grama, a USG Senator.   

   Students will also be voting to fill the USG Senate, but in previous years this process was largely a formality; voters could vote for more candidates than were running, so every candidate was eventually elected to the body. The Vanguard currently has no information that this year will be any different. 

   Once again, the election will run May 4 through 6 on BC Webcentral. As always, students can vote via BC Webcentral during this time.