The ASU Angle: Election aftermath

A politics roundup featuring national, local and campus news

News moves fast. Keep up with national, state and local political happenings with this week's politics round-up from The State Press. 

The election is over and the votes are in (mostly), but political activity on and off campus has hardly slowed down.

Happening in the next week

The ASU Morrison Institute will host a State of our State Conference on Monday Nov. 19, at the Phoenix Airport Marriott. Researchers from the institute will speak about civic engagement and voter turnout, specifically considering the recent midterm elections, according to their Facebook page. 

The event will also include remarks from ASU President Michael Crow. 

Midterm aftermath

Harrison Zhang

Students wait in a long line to vote at Palo Verde West on ASU's Tempe campus on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. 

Some races in the Arizona midterm elections were remarkably bitter and combative. 

AP: ASU lecturer Kyrsten Sinema wins Senate seat

Kyrsten Sinema, a former House Representative from Arizona and ASU lecturer, is now Sen.-elect Sinema. She made history by becoming the first female senator in Arizona and the first openly bisexual and openly non-religious member of the Senate. 

Her victory was declared by the Associated Press almost a week after election day. 

Some conservative students feel swamped by the blue wave

Leading up to the midterms, there was a notable difference between the presence of conservative and liberal political groups on campus. 

Some conservative students think the Republican Party and others need to unite and step up their work on-campus, and others feel that conservatives will always have a harder time on college campuses. 

ASU students keep civic engagement at the top of their priorities

With record youth turnout in the midterm elections, political groups on campus are working to invigorate students into staying politically active past the election season. 

USGT turmoil

Marcus Chormicle | Courtesy

USG Tempe president, Allison Sorgeloos, poses for a photo on ASU's Tempe campus on Thursday, March 1, 2018.

USGT President resigns

Allison Sorgeloos, the president of Undergraduate Student Government Tempe, said she'll resign from USGT.

Sorgeloos said she was departing to work for Teach for America, but her resignation comes amid a troubled semester at USGT, including bylaw violations and the impeachment of their Vice President of Policy John Gimenez.

University politics

Isabel Han

ASU freshmen Austin Mann and Lauren Antush, junior Victoria Holderbach and senior Kelly Liu pose for a photo at the Devil's Advocate table in Tempe, Arizona, before the ASU football game against UCLA on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.


Meet the lobbying firm fighting for ASU at the Capitol

An organization funded by ASU donor and Phoenix business leader, John Graham, built a lobbying organization that looks to bring university funding back to 2008 levels. 

The group recruits members in an effort to support ASU's interests in the Arizona Capitol. 

ASU's College of Health Solutions to change department infrastructure

At an Arizona Board of Regents meeting on Nov. 1, ASU was granted approval to disassemble five departments within the College of Health Solutions. 

Members within the College said this will allow them to break down unnecessary bureaucracy while expanding their research efforts.


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