Voter turnout in the election for the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Government of Boston College presidential election was higher than it’s been in years, at 32 percent.
Christian Guma and Kevork Atinizian UGBC president and vice president, winning 28 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s election. The team won by 18 votes.
Candidates William Bishop Humphrey and Kathryn K. Winters emerged victorious over Rena L. Getz in a tight preliminary election to determine Newton’s Ward 5 city councilor on Tuesday.
The Undergraduate Government of Boston College and College Democrats of BC joined forces, organizing a discussion on the role of social media in elections.
“I hope this letter lends readers a more holistic context as to why, after this election, many on this campus are left more than a little unsettled, and quite frankly, angry.”
“We take this position out of respect for our commitments as a Jesuit, Catholic university, and we ask our students to be respectful of these commitments and the code of conduct that governs all BC students,” said University Spokesman Jack Dunn in an email.
“I thought the election could go either way right up until the last moment because of how committed and passionate both teams were,” Piercey said.
“Everything is a part of movement … Always look to the future,” Ignacio Fletcher, UGBC executive vice presidential candidate said while he and Reed Piercey, UGBC presidential candidate, spoke on matters close to home.