Monday, May 25

Waves of Change sanctioned after candidates campaign during a lecture

The undergraduate student government Election Board sanctioned Waves of Change Tuesday night after campaign material was found in a lecture hall and after two of its candidates campaigned in a classroom, according to Election Board investigation reports.

The first report said that Undergraduate Students Association Coucil presidential candidate Denea Joseph and Cultural Affairs commissioner candidate Amy Shao campaigned Tuesday in front of a Global Studies 100B class. The second report confirmed that Waves of Change campaigning material was found on a chalkboard in Haines A18 Tuesday.

An Election Board official interviewed a witness present at the Global Studies 100B lecture Tuesday and concluded Joseph and Shao presented primarily about voter turnout. However, Joseph and Shao also included details of their campaign platforms in their presentation, according to the report.

Under the sanctions, Joseph and Shao could not campaign from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday and supporters of Waves of Change could not campaign from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Jeremy Peschard and Rachel Kuria, slate managers of Waves of Changes, could not be immediately reached for comment.

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