This week’s elections for President and Vice President come at a strange and controversial time for the Wesleyan Student Assembly. After a February meeting about a resolution for low-income and first generation students (proposed by Aidan Martinez ’17, himself a candidate) ended in tears, low-income and first generation students opened the debate about whether the current institutional structure of the WSA is viable, effective, or even helpful. Martinez’s “Shut. It. Down.” campaign called for the complete dissolution of the WSA’s constitution in order to rebuild it completely.
Today’s debate features Kate Cullen ’16 and Aidan Martinez ’17 on one side and Madison Moore ’16 and Victoria Hammitt ’17 on the other.
Martinez and Cullen are running the RefreshWes campaign, designed to turn the WSA and its institutional structure inside-out. Cullen has been a member of the WSA for two years, while Martinez was on the WSA from 2013-14. Moore and Hammitt are running to “make all associated institutions responsible to students.” [EDIT: Moore is a two-year member of the WSA while Hammit has never been on the assembly.] More information about all four candidates can be found here, on the WSA website. Elections are open until Friday, April 17.
Can’t make it to the debate but have questions you wish you could ask the candidates? We can be your proxies. Email them to staff[at]wesleying[dot]org or tweet them to @wesleying.
From Dwight Greene Intern Kate “Salty” Cullen ’16:
Are you involved in any sort of diversity or identity group on campus? Then yes, this event is for you. It feels like we have the same goals but just don’t talk to each other, huh? Seems that if we came together to coordinate our efforts on campus we could do better work, right?
Join your fellow activists in a dialogue to identify shared goals and determine ways to collaborate throughout the year.
This event is going to be big. Delicious dessert will be served and brilliant brainstorming will happen. Don’t be the one stakeholder group on campus that misses out. Fill out this quick Google Form right now to sign up.
Brought to you by Kate Cullen ’16, Dwight Greene Intern for Diversity and Community Engagement. Inquire at saltemuscull(at)wesleyan(dot)edu with questions.
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Form: Fill it out HERE!
Kate “On Top of Her Game/Leading the Pack/Salty” Cullen ’16 is hosting the photography show to end all photography shows, and you should totes go:
This year I’ve been working on a photography project for the College of the Environment focused on natural gas usage at Wesleyan and in the Northeast area. I have traveled around PA and CT taking pictures of the different steps that make up our usage of natural gas energy.
Here’s a preview! Interested?
Exhibit is up in Zelnick Pavilion from April 19th-25th.
Artist’s Talk is Friday April 19th at 6:30pm where I’ll explain more about the project while you much on some complementary NoRA’s cupcakes and homemade cookies.
Date: Tomorrow, April 19th
Place: Zelnick Pavilion