posted on Feb. 8: Sam Minniti declared MSU presidential winner


[img_inline align=”right” src=”” caption=”Sam Minniti”]The new McMaster Students Union president for the 2001-2002 term is Sam Minniti.

The third-year life sciences student won the presidential election on the fourth ballot after two days of voting ended yesterday (Feb. 7). For a complete breakdown of the vote, go to the MSU Web site.

Minniti, who begins his duties May 1, served as vice-president administration with the MSU this year.

Minniti garnered 1,611 votes on the fourth ballot. A total of 3,248 ballots were cast. (The results will not be finalized until the appeal period is over.)

This profile of Minniti is taken from the MSU Web site:

“Sam has always enjoyed being involved with the livelihood
and driving force of McMaster University: its students! In his past three years here as
a life sciences student, he has been involved in various areas pertaining to student

He started out in his first year as a McMaster Science Society representative, and
worked his way into the residence life system as a hall co-ordinator at Hedden Hall
for the past two years. He has also enjoyed being a teaching assistant for Italian, a
member of the Student Representative Assembly for the Faculty of Science, and has
associated with various committees such as the Welcome Week Advisory Council,
and the Student Health Advisory Group, to name a few.

He looks forward to the challenges which lie ahead this year for the McMaster Students Union, and is excited about the transition that the campus is undergoing with the construction of the new University Centre. These definitely are exciting times for the MSU as well as its students and services. We are at the cusp of a new era, one in which student services on this campus will be getting a much needed boost in the arm.”