May 1, 2012

Gasparro elected Senate president

Student Senate Vice President junior Michael Gasparro has edged out junior JC Weinberg by a 24 percent margin in the election for next year’s Senate president.

The results were sent out shortly after midnight Tuesday via email to those who ran for the eight positions up for grabs. In the email, President senior Gordon Barratt said voter turnout was over 40 percent. Last year’s turnout was 47 percent.

Following are the full results.


Gasparro – 52%

Weinberg – 28%

None of the above/did not vote – 20%

Vice President:

Sophomore Phil Bennett – 46%

Junior Justin Steele – 42%

None of the above/did not vote – 12%


Sophomore Shelly Bhanot – 67%

None of the above/did not vote – 33%


Freshman Nafeeul Araf – 75%

None of the above/did not vote – 25%

Dining Services chair:

Junior David Wawzenek – 25%

Freshman Gbenga Ojo – 24%

Senior Evan Lewitus – 23%

Freshman Molly Loudon – 11% (dropped out during race)

None of the above/did not vote – 16%

Campus Life chair:

Sophomore Paul Brar – 35%

Sophomore Abesh Aziz – 31%

Freshman Payton Rose – 25%

None of the above/did not vote – 9%

Technology chair:

Sophomore Nana Opoku – 47%

Junior Stephen Spence – 33%

None of the above/did not vote – 20%

Sustainability chair:

Nora McGinn – 77%

None of the above/did not vote – 23%

Charlie Megenity
Charlie Megenity (formerly Gorney) is a senior double majoring in political science and economics. He previously served TKS as managing editor and as co-news editor while working as the weekend reporter for The Galesburg Register-Mail. Over the summer of 2012, Charlie interned in Wisconsin with, an online hyperlocal news source, where he covered the August 2012 Oak Creek Sikh temple shooting; he will return to Patch during the summer of 2013. He is also the journalism editor for Catch magazine.. Charlie has received three awards from the Illinois College Press Association for newswriting and design, including a first place award for front page layout. He was the 2013 recipient of the Theodore Hazen Kimble Memorial Award in Journalism for a feature story published in The Knox Student. His work has also appeared in The Huffington Post.

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