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The student government association at UMass Amherst recently voted to reject a conservative Christian student from serving as a senator even though there were active vacancies to fill and a recruitment subcommittee had recommended him for the post.
Sophomore Richard Cullen, 19, said he believes his peers were biased against him, noting he is highly qualified for the position, citing his service on the student government as a freshman. He is also vice president of the UMass College Republicans.
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After the student government voted on March 4 to reject his nomination, which required a two-thirds majority to approve him, applause echoed through the chamber, according to a video of the vote.
Cullen penned an op-ed in the...
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