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Release: March 7, 2001
Klenske, Rossi are elected UISG president, vice president
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa juniors Nick
Klenske and Dan Rossi were elected Tuesday as UI Student Government (UISG)
president and vice president, respectively, capturing 32 percent of the votes,
according to unofficial results. Klenske and Rossi will be inaugurated as
the 2001-02 student government leaders at a 1 p.m. ceremony Saturday, March
31 in the Old Capitol Senate Chamber.
UI students also elected juniors Lia Carman, Thomas
Kroeger, Lindsey Marshek, and Chris Ward as members of the UISG Senate. Graduate
students Kristen Gast and Brandon Hayes were elected to the Senate to represent
the UI's graduate population.
A reception for all of the newly elected will be held
immediately following the inauguration ceremonies in the North Room of the
Iowa Memorial Union.
The unofficial results show the Klenske/Rossi ticket
edged out challengers Megan Adams/Sara Stephenson, who received 27 percent
or 1,140 votes; Chris Carlson/Chris Loftus, 27 percent or 1,007 votes; and
Zachary Paulsen/Joe Lyons, who received 16 percent or 688 votes.
Klenske is an English and political science (Education)
major from Dubuque, Iowa. Rossi is a business management major from Peoria,
Ill. The two campaigned to create a "proactive UISG empowered by and for the
students." Among other promises, the duo pledged to promote the UI's recycling
program, protect students' right to free speech, and promote alternative forms
During the two days of online polling, the number
of students participating nearly doubled this year to 4,198 up from 2,705
last year. For the second consecutive year, students voted using the UI's
ISIS on the Web system, an online site that also serves as a course registration
system, a system allowing students to view their student records, as well
as serving several other student-oriented functions.
Klenske and Rossi replace juniors Andy Stoll, UISG
president, and Chris Linn, vice president as legislative leaders of the approximately
26,000 UI students.