Students elected new Duke Student Government senators and vice presidents in an online election Wednesday and Thursday.
In total, 729 ballots were cast. Below are the election results. DSG Attorney General Nellie Sun, a senior, provided The Chronicle with the results Thursday evening.
A referendum on the ballot, which would have reformed the DSG constitution to change the scope of DSG Senate’s role in recognizing student groups, failed to pass because less than 15% of the undergraduate student body voted in the election.
The referendum included proposed amendments to raise student groups' minimum funding request requiring Senate approval from $1,500 to $4,000 and shift the responsibility of recognizing new student groups from SOFC to the Student Involvement and Leadership team in the Office of Student Affairs.
Senators approved the constitutional reforms unanimously on March 29. According to the DSG Constitution, a majority of students voting must ratify the changes for them to take effect and at least 15% of the undergraduate student body must vote.
Committee vice presidents and senators
Vice president: Sophomore Heather Raslan
Senator: First-year Andrew Li
Vice president: Senior Sophie Smith
Senator: First-years Arnav Jindal and Alexa Fahrer
Services and Sustainability
Vice president: First-year Matthew Xu
Senator: First-year Karina Lu, sophomores N Wang and Kristina Wong, junior Rashad Rahman
Equity and Outreach
Vice president: Sophomore Yadira Paz-Martinez
Durham and Community Affairs
Vice president: Sophomore Katelyn Cai
Senator: First-years Thatcher Navorska and Lauren Campano
Class of 2024: Sonali Sanjay was elected Class Council president. Robert Sprung was elected Class Council vice president.
Class of 2025: Nicholas Sangvai was elected Class Council president.
Class of 2026: There was a tie between Justina Rodriguez-Diez and Aubteen Pour-Biazar for Class Council president. Per Duke Student Government’s election by-laws, a run-off election will be held.
Lauren Campano was elected Class Council vice president.
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Milla Surjadi is a Trinity junior and a diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator of The Chronicle's 119th volume. She was previously editor-in-chief for Volume 118.