Center for Academic Leadership

Public Reason – Sept. 25, 2012

Discussions on SGC-MMC Elections Code Reform, Google/Youtube Censorship, and NFL Replacement Referees. Guests include Alex Castro, Mike Franklin, John Giralt, and Brandon Wise.

Allegations filed contesting 2012 elections

Following the announcement of the winning Student Government presidential ticket as Laura Farinas and Alex Castro, four grievances were filed to the Student Government Supreme Court questioning the legitimacy of the 2012 SGA presidential election.

Farinas ticket wins presidency by 0.8 percent

Presidential candidate Laura Farinas and her running mate Alex Castro won the student government presidency at the Modesto Maidique campus in an election that brought out almost the second largest student voter turnout in the State University System.

Allegations of voter fraud filed against Farinas-Castro campaign

With evidence of voter fraud and failure to comply with the Student Body Elections Code, presidential candidate Sanjeev Udhnani and his running mate Connor Mautner filed two court orders today to the Student Government Supreme Court questioning the legitimacy of the 2012 SGA presidential election.

Farinas and Castro win

With voter turnout up 44 percent of the student population, Laura Farinas and Alex Castro clinched the win for president and vice president of Student…

EDITORIAL: Candidate behavior not up for debate

Disastrous, embarrassing, petty as this debate turned out, it has, on the bright side, drastically simplified the voter’s decision-making process. A candidate’s immaturity, so fundamental in matters of leadership, renders their platform irrelevant, as no plan, however wise or well-intentioned, can be carried out efficiently if the president does not know how to behave.

Farinas, Castro ‘want to change’ SGA

With the goals of “innovation, transparency and representation,” senior Laura Farinas and sophomore Alex Castro are currently running for the presidential ticket at the Modesto Maidique Student Government Council Elections of 2012.

Involvement develops life-long relationships

When you care about an issue enough to get involved with organizations and other groups that share a common interest, you begin to expand your lasting social network for life that you may later need in life to make a mark on your resume and in your career.