The University of Minnesota’s student government elections are March 5-7, and the following election guide includes all items on Monday’s ballot.
Any undergraduate, graduate, professional or PSEO student who pays the student services fee can vote in the election, including those studying abroad, nondegree seeking, part or full-time students.
The ballot will include the following:
MSA President and Vice President
Presidential candidate Dobbs DeCorsey and vice presidential candidate Larranz Guider are not a part of the Minnesota Student Association and hope to include more outside perspectives from non-MSA students. Both are active members of the University’s speech and debate team.
Their platform is based on making MSA more inclusive and accessible. DeCorsey and Guider’s initiatives include low-sensory study lounges, more study spaces on the St. Paul campus, micro-aggression training and addressing Boynton Health mental health complaints.
Presidential candidate Simran Mishra and vice presidential candidate Mina Kian have both held positions in MSA since their first year on campus.
Specifically, Mishra and Kian want to increase resources for international students, set advisory boards for input from students in multicultural, Greek and ROTC communities and address sexual violence on campus.
This year’s only referendum revives a 2016 movement to get the University to divest from companies supporting Israel. The referendum received numerous complaints from last week, but was approved to be included on the ballot.
The referendum is sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and other student groups and states:
“Should the students of the University of Minnesota demand the Board of Regents divest from companies that are 1) complicit in Israeli violations of human rights, 2) maintaining and establishing private prisons and immigrant detention centers or 3) violating indigenous sovereignty?”
Students will be allowed to answer yes or no.
MSA At-Large Representatives
Camila Uruena Rojas
John (Jack) Drucker
Council of Graduate Students President and Vice President
Professional Student Government President and Vice President
The candidates can only be voted on by students in their respective colleges. Some colleges, such as the School of Nursing, the College of Pharmacy, the School of Public Health, the College of Design, the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the School of Dentistry do not have candidates running and require voters to write in a name.
College of Biological Sciences Graduate:
College of Continuing and Professional Studies:
Tyron N. Terry
College of Education and Human Development Graduate:
College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Science Graduate:
College of Liberal Arts Graduate:
Catalina Anampa Castro
College of Science and Engineering Graduate:
Carlson School of Management Undergraduate:
College of Veterinary Medicine: