The ASU Angle: From protests to the impeachment

Here's what you need to know about politics on campus this week

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

Before leaving for Thanksgiving break, check out a brief overview of what's been making political news on campus.

Students engage in anti-ICE and anti-IDF protests

Last week, several student groups conducted protests against two campus events held on the same night. 

Campus organizations such as Young Democratic Socialists of America at ASU and Students for Justice in Palestine were among the groups that protested. 

The protest began outside an event that intended to host U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, held by College Republicans United. The event was canceled when ICE did not show up, and CRU decided to have their club meeting instead.

The protests then moved to another campus event, hosted by several student groups, that invited former Israeli Defense Force soldiers to speak about their experiences. 

READ MORE: Students protest against events hosting ICE and IDF

USGT holds open forum to discuss new resolutions

On Tuesday, Undergraduate Student Government Tempe hosted their usual biweekly meeting, but it had an unusual twist. 

The meeting had an abnormally high student turnout due to the resolutions that were set to be proposed. However, the resolutions were delayed due to grammatical and possible legal errors.

The Senate decided to instead hold an open forum for students to discuss their opinions on the resolutions and to give senate members a chance to respond.

READ MORE: USGT delays voting on resolutions, holds open discussion among students

Scott Warren found not guilty

Former ASU faculty associate and activist Scott Warren was found not guilty on two federal charges of harboring migrants.

This was his second felony trial this year after the first was declared a mistrial when the jury could not come to a decision.

READ MORE: Former ASU faculty associate Scott Warren not guilty in harboring trial

Impeachment updates

The impeachment hearings have been taking over television screens and timelines alike.

To catch up on how it all began, to understand how it affects Arizona politics, or to just get the latest updates, read a summary of everything impeachment related by Kelly Donohue here.


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