This is a special notice about the U of I Student Elections, running online today, March 2nd, and tomorrow, March 3rd. While the GEO has not endorsed a specific candidate, the Steward’s Council has voted to encourage GEO members to participate in UI Student Elections. Graduate students are eligible to vote – just go to vote.illinois.edu.
While there are many candidates and issues that affect graduate employees, among the more important are the candidates for Student Trustee. The Student Trustee has a position on the Board of Trustees, the governing body of the University, and as such has real influence over University policy. The GEO held a town hall forum for the Trustee candidates on Thursday, and each has provided a brief written statement to the GEO describing their candidacy. The statements, along with the website for each candidate, have been sent out this morning over the GEO-L for members to peruse. The candidates are Owais M. Ahmed, Daniel Soso, David Wall, and Dan Weber.
Graduate Employees: vote online today and tomorrow at vote.illinois.edu!