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Northern students vote to go tobacco-free

Chancellor to weigh in on final decision

 

April 4, 2014



Student senate election and the new no-tobacco policy voting ended 3 p.m. Thursday at Montana State University-Northern.

In a close race, 76 students voted in favor of making Northern a tobacco-free campus and 60 voted against it.

Denise Brewer, the director of student activities at Northern, said since the vote to make the campus property tobacco-free was so close, they will take the results to Chancellor James Limbaugh to create a plan as to what to do next.

There was no competition for student senate, but three people were written in to become eligible for a senator-at-large position. To be eligible for candidacy by write-in, at least five voters must write the same person’s name on the ballot. If there is a competition, they must then have more votes than the candidate listed on the ballot. However, there were no such instances in this year’s election at the university.

A total of 144 votes were made by those eligible to do so at the university. This is 16.7 percent of...



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Reader Comments

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deflave writes:

Wow. Students can't dip on campus. Congratulations? This is a sure indicator of people having too much free time on their hands.

Willy writes:

Now is that tobacco free or smoke free. The last article you all had you used the terms as if they are the same. Huege difference. God luck enforcing that rule!