Spring General Election 2019 Results

Polls closed 7pm on Thursday March 28th. The ballot mostly consisted of unopposed races but a few key races and amendments were present. Jeremy Meritt won Student Body Treasurer, Miguel Cecchini do Amaral won Business Analytics Rep, and Kevin Hines won On-Campus Rep. Both amendments passed.

Key Races

Student Body Treasurer

– Jeremy Meritt (Winner)
– Kevin Hines

Merrit won with 108 votes. Hines was behind with 41 votes

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FLPolyCon Prepares for its 5th year

FLPolycon, a celebration of Florida Poly’s student culture, prepares for its fifth annual convention.

“It’s an event by Florida Poly Students, for Florida Poly Students. “

Vincent Hael, Head Director of FLPolycon

Originally open only to Florida Poly Students, FLPolycon in it’s second year was it opened to the public. It now draws con-goers from Orlando and Tampa as well as USF and UCF.

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Spring General Election 2019 Ballot Overview

While the majority of positions are unopposed this election, there’s a few key races to watch. There are constitutional amendments on the ballot as well. There was a town hall on Friday, March 22nd where candidates answered questions.

Key Races

Student Body Treasurer

– Jeremy Meritt
– Kevin Hines

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Reapportionment Amendment to appear on ballot

A reapportionment amendment seeking to allocate senate seats by major will appear on the Spring 2019 ballot.

Amendment 2 has passed through the Senate and the Executive branches. Travis Hills, the SGA President, will sign the amendment but warned that frequently changing the senate may cause conflicts in the future.

With the current system, there is a representative for every major plus one for every class, and ones for on and off campus. The amended system would still include representatives for every class as well as on and off campus; however, the new system will proportionally allocate the remaining representative seats by college.

“Under the new system, the senate would grow organically.”

Rep. Connor Coddington [Sophomore]
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Business Expo 2019 Highlights Local Services

The Business Expo by the Student Development Center showcased local business that may be of interest to students.

The “Community Resource Fair,” not to be confused with the Career Fair, aimed to connect students with local organizations according to Jimmy Surin from the Office of Student Development.

“I think it’s a great event and a really good resource for students”

Alison Hart, Student Attendee
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New Sustainability Chair Confirmed by Senate

Isabel Zimmerman is the new Sustainability Chair after receiving Executive appointment and Senate confirmation on 01/30/2019.

Zimmerman, with help from fellow Sustainability Committee members, plans to work with marketing to make information about the intelligent garden, such as volunteer times and the plants in the garden, available through the Florida Poly Mobile app.

“I’m just up and ready for the challenge”

Isabel Zimmerman, Sustainability Chair
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Student News to come to Florida Polytechnic University

An up and coming student publication, Layers Media, seeks to provide a deeper and more informative news experience to the students of Florida Polytechnic University.

Layers Media’s Icon

The publication’s target audience is the students of Florida Polytechnic University. It aims to cover relevant past and upcoming events with a newspaper like style of writing.

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