Get Ready to Rumble: Student Body President Campaigns Begin

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Three pairs of candidates have announced they are running for Student Body President (SBP) and Vice President on Friday, February 25. Candidates hope to address issues such as campus equality, representation, and student government.

Amitoj Kaur, a double major in political science and interactive media studies, announced that she will run for SBP with Khenadi Grubb, a political science major, as vice president.

“We hope to serve Miami with love if elected and create a more collaborative and accountable student government,” Kaur wrote in an email to The Miami Student.

The couple said their campaign focused on “Leading with Love”.

“These include free placement of menstrual products on campus,” Kaur wrote, “advocating for a $15 minimum wage for student employees on campus and creating a new group of student employees who can educate and support our student body to enhance the multicultural experience.”

Kaur’s campaign can be found on Instagram.

Austin Tyree, a political science student, is running with Dan Pollock, also a political science student, running for vice president.

Their campaign calls on the University of Miami to “stand up and shine”.

“Our campaign is focused on equity, empowerment and renewal as we enter a post-pandemic era,” Tyree wrote in an email to The Student.

Tyree wrote that they would seek affordable mental health care and off-campus housing for students, advocate for hiring more black and gay faculty, and create a textbook loan system for first-generation students and to low income.

“Furthermore, we will do all we can to ‘bridge that gap’ between student organizations and Associated Student Government since we are here for them,” Tyree wrote. “All students should know that the purpose of this campaign is to meet the needs of the student body.”

Tyree’s campaign can be found on Instagram.

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Danielle Stein, a strategic communications major, is running for SBP with Adam Weiss, a political science major, as vice president.

Neither Stein nor Weiss responded to a request for comment.

Stein’s campaign can be found on Instagram. According to the page, the pair hope to “improve student welfare, infrastructure and sustainability, safety on and off campus.”

All three candidates will have the chance to speak on their platforms on March 11 at 7 p.m. when the Associated Student Government (ASG) hosts its debate. The election will take place from 7 a.m. on March 15 until 7 p.m. on March 16.

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