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Senate vote on Diversity Coordinator amendment fails

Marquette University Student Government Senate did not have the two-thirds majority needed to pass legislation on Monday, Sept. 15, which would amend MUSG’s constitution to create a cabinet-level position and student committee to advocate for diversity, inclusion and social justice on campus. Amendment #1, Coordinator for Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice did not pass through the Senate with a 13-5 vote.

Executive Vice President Natalie Pinkney, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, and President Kyle Whelton, a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences, introduced Amendment #1 at the Senate meeting on Monday, Sept. 8. While the amendment did not pass, Pinkney and Whelton will continue to explore opportunities to include diverse student populations in MUSG.

Program Vice President Ryan Twaddle, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, announced upcoming programming event, including Battle of the Sodas on Sept. 18, a Fall Farmers’ Market on Sept. 23, Fr. Naus Day of Kindness on Sept. 23 and Perfect Pairs After Dark event on Sept. 27.

Legislative Vice President Zack Wallace, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, is looking for students to fill Senate seats. Available academic Senate seats include the College of Business Administration and the College of Communication.

Communications Vice President Sarah McClanahan, a senior in the College of Communication, announced that the Communications Department is currently seeking students who are interested in gaining experience in public relations. MUSG is also seeking students to serve on All-University Committees and represent the student body. Interested students can find more information and applications at

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