Immigration Law Event Question Submission

Dear St. Olaf community,

We write to invite you to a St. Olaf and Carleton community informational event on the practical applications of immigration law. Sponsored by St. Olaf, Carleton, St. Olaf SGA, and St. Olaf Advocates for Immigrants and Refugees (AIR), this event will be held Tuesday, March 28th from 5-7 pm in the Pause. John Keller, from the Immigration Law Center in the Twin Cities, will present on various aspects of immigration law. After his presentation and discussion, there will be a moderated question and answer session. You may submit anonymous questions here.

His presentation will include a host of topics in the area of immigration, such as the following: a general introduction of immigration issues, an explanation of individuals’ rights when it comes to immigration, a discussion about current emerging immigration policies as well as the practical impact of executive orders, and an overview of planning and resources for family members who may be impacted by the travel ban.

This event is meant to provide information to members of our community who are directly affected by the executive orders, as well as educate members of the community who are not directly affected. This is a nonpartisan event; all students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

Stay tuned for more details,

Emma Lind (She/ her/ hers) and Sarah Bresnahan (She/ her/ hers)
SGA President and Vice President

Karem Muksed (He/him/his), Clare Collins (She/her/hers) and Jasmin Aramburu (She/her/hers)
AIR Executive Board

Spring 2017 General Election Results

The Results are In!

SGA President & Vice President
Jauza Khaleel & Tim Bergeland 77.27% (1105)
Nicholas Gonnerman & Johannes Bang [Level 1 Election Policy Violation] 21.68% (310)
After Dark Committee Coordinator
Sam Brunclik 98.19% (1246)
Student Activities Committee Coordinator
Maren Weaver 59.4% (777)
Jacob Pullen 40.06% (524)
Board of Regents Student Observer
Mariem Zaghdoudi 98.54% (1217)
Music Entertainment Committee Coordinator
Kjersa Anderson 71.34% (926)
Charles Hamer 28.04% (364)
Student Organizations Committee Coordinator
Tahir Ahsan 51.97% (632)
Jocie Baker 47.29% (575)
Volunteer Network Coordinator
Peder Johnson 99.1% (1211)
Diversity Celebrations Committee Coordinator
Eleanor Morse 98.33% (1181)
Political Awareness Committee Coordinator
Abdulmajid Wake 80.4% (1075)
Brian Donegan [Level 1 Election Policy Violation] 19.3% (258)
Lion’s Pause Co-Coordinators
Mazen Abusharkh & Rhea Rajan 68.34% (900)
Dan Buchmeier & Sam Caspar 31.21% (411)
International Student Senator
Hoda Al-Haddad 71.68% (81)
Or Pansky 28.32% (32)
Multicultural Student Senator
Shreya Raghavan 98.97% (192)
Student Life Senator
Rexton Laird 58.83% (643)
Andrew Matichak 38.98% (426)
Curriculum Senator
Aidan Zielske 98.81% (1163)
Gender and Sexuality Senator
Kayla Carlson 98.74% (1179)
Inter-campus Liaison
Madeline Hodge 99.06% (1161)
Environmental Senator
Monica Johnson 98.9% (1172)
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 1: The Student Senate shall be vested with the power to make grammatical corrections, clarifications of legalese, and non-substantive position title changes to this Constitution provided those changes are approved by a ⅔ vote of the St. Olaf Student Senate.
Yes (Constitutional Amendments) 90.94% (1155)
No (Constitutional Amendments) 8.66% (110)
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 2: Shall Article III Section III of the SGA Constitution be amended by replacing ‘Student Government Association Financial Officer’ with ‘Student Government Association Chief Financial Officer’?
Yes (Financial Officer) 77.4% (928)
No (Financial Officer) 21.77% (261)
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 3: Shall Article III Section III of the SGA Constitution be amended by replacing ‘Public Relations Director(s)’ with ‘Marketing and Communications Director’?
Yes (Marketing and Communications Director) 78.73% (933)
No (Marketing and Communications Director) 20.76% (246)
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT 4: Shall Article III Section III of the SGA Constitution be amended by adding “Student Government Association Chief Technology Officer” to the list of non-voting Senate members?
Yes (Chief Technology Officer) 74.05% (862)
No (Chief Technology Officer) 25.52% (297)

How did campus do?

50.223% of St. Olaf students voted in this election.

Class of 2016

50% of the class voted in this election.

Class of 2017

47.958% of the class voted in this election.

Class of 2018

56.808% of the class voted in this election.

Class of 2019

56.887% of the class voted in this election.

Class of 2020

41.071% of the class voted in this election.

2017 Spring Primaries Results

The Results are In!

SGA President & Vice President
Jauza Khaleel & Tim Bergeland 63.95% (871)
Nicholas Gonnerman & Johannes Bang 18.65% (254)
Chris Casey & Andrew Petterson 17.4% (237)
Political Awareness Committee Coordinator
Abdulmajid Wake 70.94% (891)
Brian Donegan 15.68% (197)
Joshua Larson 13.38% (168)

How did campus do?

46.916% of St. Olaf students voted in this election.

Class of 2017

46.445% of the class voted in this election.

Class of 2018

54.612% of the class voted in this election.

Class of 2019

50.689% of the class voted in this election.

Class of 2020

37.976% of the class voted in this election.

Grocery Bag Bingo!

Hey everyone! If you’re looking for something fun to do this Friday, March 10th, from 9:30 P.M. – 11:30 P.M. then drop by Valhalla to play some rounds of Grocery Bag Bingo with ADC! We will have fun (not to mention edible) prizes for the winner of every round. If you like Bingo, then this is the place to be! Hope to see you there!

Battle of the DJs!

This is going to be an event you won’t want to miss. This Friday, March 3rd, at 8:30 P.M., six DJs will enter the Pause and only one will leave a champion. These six DJs will each be given under ten minutes to prove their skillz and you – the audience – will be responsible for choosing the ultimate DJ. Not only will you be in charge of voting for the winner of this competition, but free pizza will also be provided – and who on earth could pass up free pizza?! We hope to see you there!!

Carnival in Venice!

Come join ADC this Friday, February 24th at 10:00 P.M. in BC 143 to celebrate Carnevale! Carnevale is an annual festival held in Venice, Italy that involves celebrating and elaborate masks, so we will be having our own celebration with candy, games, and even mask making! This is going to be a fantastic event, so we hope to see you there!