Pernick-Carlin ticket seeking WSA leadership

WSA elections are coming up, which means now is our chance to elect two of our fellow students to our highest representative positions: WSA President and Vice President. Mike Pernick ’10 and Saul Carlin ’09 have declared their candidacies and are looking for your support in attaining those offices:

In case you missed the WSA’s all-campus email, it’s election time again! This year the WSA has taken leadership on a number of issues and seen real results, but we have incredible potential to do far more. Believe it or not, the WSA has a tremendous amount of influence in the way things run here at Wesleyan. It’s time we use it. I’m Mike Pernick, and I’m running for President because I think its time to use that influence to stand up for the student body effectively.

Ever since I joined the WSA, I’ve been fighting to improve student life here on campus. Running with me for Vice President is Saul Carlin. Both of us have a track record of effective leadership in the WSA. Our core philosophy: we’ll work with the administration when they’re right, but we’ll stand up to them when they’re wrong.

Over the next two weeks you’ll hear plenty more about the work we’ve done, and our vision for the future. For now, you can learn more about us at our Facebook group.

28 thoughts on “Pernick-Carlin ticket seeking WSA leadership

  1. Anonymous

    5:23 — anonymous attacks in a freaking WSA race are pretty douchebaggish. Pernick and Saul are good guys.

  2. Anonymous

    5:23 — anonymous attacks in a freaking WSA race are pretty douchebaggish. Pernick and Saul are good guys.

  3. Anonymous

    ha, endorsements already5:23 – sounds to me like a completely unsubstantiated smear campaign. why does this have to start out negative?politics as usual imo…

  4. Anonymous

    ha, endorsements already

    5:23 – sounds to me like a completely unsubstantiated smear campaign. why does this have to start out negative?

    politics as usual imo…

  5. Anonymous

    As a member of the WSA, I have worked closely with Mike Pernick over the past two semesters. While I was not planning on taking sides until later in the election, the comments posted by anonymous 5:23, that seem to have an eerie resemblance to previous accusations made by Benedict Bernstein who I know is interested in running for president as well, have spurred me to throw my immediate support in favor of Pernick. Whoever believes that Mike is ineffective has clearly been sleeping, eating, or playing too many videogames on their laptop when they should be paying attention in WSA meetings. As one who does pay attention, I have seen Mike advocate for students whether on issues as small as a fine or as important as campus wide party policy. In every committee in which I have had the pleasure working with Mike, I have never seen him “burn bridges.” Rather, I have seen his effective strategy earn respect from administrators and build connections that get things done. As 5:23 apparently does not understand, nothing is accomplished by succumbing to every administrator’s demands. Mike chooses his battles wisely and has earned my respect, the respect of the administration, and deserves the respect of a student body who he has fought so hard for over the past years. Mike is my choice for 2008 because I know he will represent me as well as the Wesleyan student body more effectively than any other candidate.Micah FeiringWSA Representative

  6. Anonymous

    As a member of the WSA, I have worked closely with Mike Pernick over the past two semesters. While I was not planning on taking sides until later in the election, the comments posted by anonymous 5:23, that seem to have an eerie resemblance to previous accusations made by Benedict Bernstein who I know is interested in running for president as well, have spurred me to throw my immediate support in favor of Pernick. Whoever believes that Mike is ineffective has clearly been sleeping, eating, or playing too many videogames on their laptop when they should be paying attention in WSA meetings. As one who does pay attention, I have seen Mike advocate for students whether on issues as small as a fine or as important as campus wide party policy. In every committee in which I have had the pleasure working with Mike, I have never seen him “burn bridges.” Rather, I have seen his effective strategy earn respect from administrators and build connections that get things done. As 5:23 apparently does not understand, nothing is accomplished by succumbing to every administrator’s demands. Mike chooses his battles wisely and has earned my respect, the respect of the administration, and deserves the respect of a student body who he has fought so hard for over the past years. Mike is my choice for 2008 because I know he will represent me as well as the Wesleyan student body more effectively than any other candidate.

    Micah Feiring
    WSA Representative

  7. Anonymous

    As much as you might not like to admit it, “schmoozing with trustees” is how things get done. A lot of the success of the WSA over the past year has been the result of the increasing trust and amicability between trustees/the administration and the WSA. They put the WSA in charge of Divestment, Fire Safety Appeals, and host of other issues important to students across the campus.I don’t just want things to “get done” next year, I want things to get done the year after that and after that and after that….-5:23

  8. Anonymous

    As much as you might not like to admit it, “schmoozing with trustees” is how things get done. A lot of the success of the WSA over the past year has been the result of the increasing trust and amicability between trustees/the administration and the WSA. They put the WSA in charge of Divestment, Fire Safety Appeals, and host of other issues important to students across the campus.

    I don’t just want things to “get done” next year, I want things to get done the year after that and after that and after that….

    -5:23

  9. Anonymous

    i just think he’s sleazy, that’s all. i don’t care about burning bridges or schmoozing.

  10. Anonymous

    i just think he’s sleazy, that’s all. i don’t care about burning bridges or schmoozing.

  11. Anonymous

    5:23, Pernick may be off-putting, and you may not like his style, ok. But is that your criteria? I don’t want a WSA President who schmoozes well in cocktail parties with trustees, I want a WSA President who’ll actually get shit done.

  12. Anonymous

    5:23, Pernick may be off-putting, and you may not like his style, ok. But is that your criteria?

    I don’t want a WSA President who schmoozes well in cocktail parties with trustees, I want a WSA President who’ll actually get shit done.

  13. Anonymous

    I think what 1:46 was trying to say, though perhaps a bit curtly, was that Pernick has gotten a lot done, but his style rubs a lot of people the wrong way. I know I find him off-putting. And a lot of what being WSA president is about is the ability to work WITH not just against the administration.He’s burned a lot of bridges in his day and I’m worried he’ll do the same–only with much worse consequences–if he were president.I hope someone else is running too.

  14. Anonymous

    I think what 1:46 was trying to say, though perhaps a bit curtly, was that Pernick has gotten a lot done, but his style rubs a lot of people the wrong way. I know I find him off-putting. And a lot of what being WSA president is about is the ability to work WITH not just against the administration.

    He’s burned a lot of bridges in his day and I’m worried he’ll do the same–only with much worse consequences–if he were president.

    I hope someone else is running too.

  15. Kurose-san

    In response to 10:41, anyone who is interested in running for the positions should email Wesleying and their intention to run will certainly be announced, as were Pernick and Carlin’s. I’m really saying this for the knowledge of those would-be candidates – don’t be afriad to email.

  16. Kurose-san

    In response to 10:41, anyone who is interested in running for the positions should email Wesleying and their intention to run will certainly be announced, as were Pernick and Carlin’s. I’m really saying this for the knowledge of those would-be candidates – don’t be afriad to email.

  17. Anonymous

    They’re great. Got my vote. Pernick’s done away with a shitload of stupid administration policies (25 person party limit in wood frames? Helloo?)

  18. Anonymous

    They’re great. Got my vote. Pernick’s done away with a shitload of stupid administration policies (25 person party limit in wood frames? Helloo?)

  19. Anonymous

    I hope that all of the candidates will get to be on here, if there are any. Nothing against these fine dudes, but if we’re going to cover the election, let’s go for the gusto!

  20. Anonymous

    I hope that all of the candidates will get to be on here, if there are any. Nothing against these fine dudes, but if we’re going to cover the election, let’s go for the gusto!

  21. Anonymous

    he helped me get out of a bogus $100 fine last semester and i dont even know him. hes got my vote.

  22. Anonymous

    he helped me get out of a bogus $100 fine last semester and i dont even know him. hes got my vote.

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