Two running for Faculty Senate seat on police oversight panel

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Voting is open until Aug. 2 in the two-candidate race for the Faculty Senate member seat on the university’s Police Department Oversight Committee.

Bryan Karle Roby, assistant professor of Judaic studies, of Middle East studies and of history in LSA, and Stephen J. Rush, professor of music in the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, are running for the two-year term.

The Police Department Oversight Committee considers grievances against police officers and the U-M Police Department. It may make recommendations to the executive director of the Division of Public Safety and Security, including recommendations for disciplinary measures against a police officer who was found responsible for misconduct in office.

The six-member committee includes two students, two faculty members (one Senate faculty and one non-Senate faculty) and two staff members (one union and one non-union). Committee members are nominated and elected by their peers through separate processes and serve two-year terms.

The Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs approved the Senate candidate slate July 25. Voting opened at 8 a.m. July 26 and will run through 11:59 p.m. Aug. 2.

Faculty Senate members can find more information about the election and an electronic ballot online.

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