Along with the election for the General Student Council, each department and major carried out elections to vote for next year’s representatives. However, it has been found out that certain colleges and departments had no volunteers to run as candidates.
First of all, College of Liberal Arts had to extend the period for candidate registration from what was previously Nov. 4 to Nov. 8 because none of the students signed up for the position. Department of English Language and Literature also extended the date to Nov. 15 as only one candidate volunteered when the student council requires two representatives.
Candidates of College of Natural Sciences were also deficient. They had to extend the closing date of candidate registration from Nov. 6 to Nov. 11. Department of Mathematics and Department of Physics lacked candidates as well.
Scranton College, College of Science & Industry Convergence, School of Medicine, and HOKMA College of General Education also faced similar problems and had to extend the date of candidate registration.
This contrasts with that of last year when date extensions were not needed in most colleges. Taking these situations into account, many colleges are lacking candidates for next year’s representatives leaving questions regarding the management of the upcoming student council.