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New at-large senator sworn into SGA after special elections

The Student Government Association swore in a new at-large senator Monday, Feb. 7, as a result of the special elections held on Thursday, Feb. 3.

Ryan McMullin, a freshman diplomacy and international relations major, is taking over the position of the at-large senator becoming a representative of the entire student body.

“As a freshman here, I have always loved Seton Hall,” McMullin said, “I believe if you love something, you want to make it better.”

As an at-large senator, McMullin’s responsibilities include holding office hours, making himself available to students, and guiding the school and administration in the direction that best fits the entire student body, said McMullin.

“I feel like Seton Hall has so many amazing qualities and programs to offer students, but I believe that there are some changes I want to see to make it a place that works for everyone,” McMullin said.

His major priority as the new at-large senator is the health and well-being of students, especially physical and mental health.

McMullin added:

“My first goal is to get a better understanding of the student body and all the different assets it contains so I can do the best job at leading. I want to make [Seton Hall] a place where everyone is able to feel truly at peace with themselves here. I’m just really looking forward to taking on this position and getting to work to benefit the student body.”

The position of the at-large senator became available when the previous senator resigned last semester. Special elections change depending on what positions are available, so the election was solely focused on the at-large seat in the Theology Committee, SGA vice president Carolyn Murray said.

“Ryan has done a great job thinking of initiative ideas and working on them, so he’s a great addition to the senate.”

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