Posted by Julia Leef
In anticipation of the Student Government Association's Spring Round I elections this Thursday, student candidates will have the opportunity to campaign for themselves during Speech Night at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, in the Emerson Auditorium. All SGA positions are open for the upcoming fall semester on both the SGA Executive Committee and the Inter-Class Council.
While there are sixteen candidates running in this week's elections, only the positions of SGA President, Vice President for Financial Affairs and Sophomore Class President are contested. The candidates will provide short speeches and will answer questions from the student audience. Candidates will also have videos available on the Skids Scribner Facebook page in which they describe their campaign platforms.
"Speech night is a way for the community to get an honest look at the candidates and be well-informed votes," Elizabeth Reisen '16, one of the coordinators for the elections in addition to Miles Calzini '16, said. "They get to know more about the inner workings of SGA and play active roles in the community."
The following students will run in this week's elections:
- Addison Bennett '16-SGA President
- Madeleine Kanazawa '15-SGA President
- Charles Tetelman '16-Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Sam Harris '15-Vice President for Financial Affairs
- Anya Hein '15-Vice President for Financial Affairs
- Dorothy Parsons '17-Vice President for Student Life
- Megan Schachter '17-Vice President for Club Affairs
- Soraya Attia '15-Senior Class President
- Noam Yossefy '15-Senior Class Vice President
- Prince Tsabedze '16-Junior Class President
- Carmen Lin '16-Junior Class Vice President
- Madison Plummer '17-Sophomore Class President
- Thabang Maphothoane '17-Sophomore Class President
- Kengthsagn Louis '17-Sophomore Vice President
- Julia Elstein '17-Sophomore Class Treasurer
- Bernice Langyintuo '17-Sophomore Social Chair
Following Speech Night, the elections will begin at midnight on Thursday, March 20 and run until midnight on Friday, March 21. Students may vote either online or at voting booths in Case Center and in the Atrium of the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. The second round of spring elections will take place on April 9.