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Voting Open for WSA Pres, VP, Senior Class Officer

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Voting is now open for the following elections:

  • WSA President and Vice President
  • Senior Class President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer

Voting will happen at wsa.wesleyan.edu/voting, closing at 11:59:59 p.m. on Friday, April 26.  All class years (including seniors and students abroad!) can vote in the election for WSA President and Vice President.  Only members of the Class of 2014 can vote in the Senior Class Officer election.

Why vote?

The students who are elected to these positions will technically represent the student body or significant portions of it.  They will be taken as the voice of the student body by administrators, outside bodies, and even fellow students.  They will occupy a critical space in dialogue with the administration, faculty, and other members of the community. They will have input on everything from assembly and university policy to budgetary issues, and almost every possible issue that affects students.

WSA Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

President and Vice Presidential DebateCome see your favorite presidential and vice presidential candidates verbally battle it out! Questions from any and all are welcomed throughout the debates (and in advance by email).

The President and Vice President set the direction for the Assembly, and bears a great deal of influence as the representative of the student voice. They occupy a critical space in dialogue with the administration, faculty, and other members of the community. They have input on everything from assembly and university policy to budgetary issues, and almost every possible issue that affects students.

Presidential Debate
Sunday, April 21st, 5:30PM–1st Floor of Usdan
Moderated by current WSA President Zachary Malter ’13, this debate will be a showdown of the three current candidates: Keith Conway ’16, Mari Jarris ’14, and Nicole Updegrove ’14.  Join the event on Facebook.

Vice Presidential Debate
Monday, April 22nd, 5:30PM–1st Floor of Usdan
Moderated by Elections Committee member Nicole Brenner ’15, this debate will be a showdown of the two current candidates: Chloe Murtagh ’15 and Andrew Trexler ’14.  Join the event on Facebook.

Also, show that you’re voting by joining this event.

Run for WSA President & VP, Senior Class Officer

Want to make an impact on the Wesleyan community? Elections will be taking place from Monday, April 22, 2013 to Friday, April 26, 2013 for WSA President, WSA Vice President, and Senior Class Officer.

WSA President & Vice President
2014-2016 can run; 2013-2016 can vote

“It is a lot of work, it is a lot of time, and it is a lot of responsibility,” said Michael Pernick ’10, who served as WSA President for two years.  “But at the end of the day, there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that you’ve had an impact – even if it’s a small impact – which makes life better for other students.  The President and Vice President do more than merely run the operations of the WSA – they have a responsibility to serve the best interests of the student body as if it were an institution in and of itself.”

Senior Class 2014 President, Vice President, Secretary, & Treasurer
Only 2014 can run and vote

Serving as a Senior Class Officer also involves time commitment and thick skin, says Adam Rashkoff ’13, Senior Class Vice President.  “Being a Senior Class Officer is a great opportunity for any student who wants to gain experience with large-scale event planning, or simply for anyone who wants to give back to their class by facilitating ways for it to bond as a collective.”

Vice Presidential Debate: Biden vs. Ryan

For all the political cool cats out there, Amy Davis ’13 has a message for you:

Internet too slow to stream the debate live? Fear not! The Roosevelt Institute, WesDems, and Democracy Matters are getting together on Thursday at 9pm in 41 Wyllys room 112 to screen the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate. Come watch and discuss, because even if Paul Ryan can’t run a marathon in under 3 hours, this is still a big f-ing deal.

Date: Thursday, October 11
Time: 9 pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, Room 112

Wesleying Exclusive: Group Interview with WSA Pres and VP Candidates

It was last week, I believe, when one (VP) Sam Ebb ’13 lumbered over to me and requested to be interviewed by Wesleying. A boyish-looking ragamuffin with the beady, ever-searching eyes of a raccoon, Ebb revealed himself to be one of the WSA VP candidates in the upcoming elections cycle. He was running with one (P) Arya Alizadeh ’13 on the Presidential ticket—the rather large, animalistic-looking man often seen with a hat and an American flag. Their respective candidacies were news to me—unsurprisingly, actually, as I really didn’t care all that much. Further exacerbating my lack of care was the fact that Ebb approached me in the backyards of Fountain on a Thursday night. It was misty, cold, and miserable, and having just submitted my senior thesis earlier that afternoon, I was drunk, headachy, and struggling to maintain verticality. Needless to say, I was grumpy.

But for some reason I agreed, and because of Wesleying’s policy not to take sides in WSA elections (except where Giant Joint is concerned), I agreed to drag the other two candidates into the interview.

And so when I woke up this wet, rainy Saturday morning—this time hungover and dehydrated, and still grumpy like a mofo—I wondered of my purpose for going through with this. I am, after all, graduating in a few brief weeks. What do these people have that would in any way interest me?  (Also, didn’t the Argus already do some stupid interview with all the candidates?)

I pondered this as I sat in Usdan 136, waiting to start the interview, listening to Arya and Sam banter  about constitutional reviews and other important-sounding shit and watching the other candidates—(P) Zach Malter ’13, the straight-laced Presidential incumbent, and (VP) Mari Jarris ’14, his gummi-bear lookalike running mate—tinker with their iPhones.

And then I remembered what dear leader Zach instructed me to do going into it: “The challenge will be striking a balance between serious conversation about campus issues (don’t hold back) and total irreverence.” Alright, boss. I’ll try my best.

Click on to read the group interview, guest starring A-Batte, where we talk about chalking, tuition fees, campaigning, and horndoggery (oh wait, we cut that out?). It’s a little long, so watch out.

Pernick-Firke?

It looks like Micah Feiring ’11 never took office.  Although Ben Firke ’12 has kicked off Becky Weiss ’10, Mike Pernick ’10 will not be done away with.  After two non-consecutive years as President already, Pernick is here to stay.  Welcome back Mike.

If they’re both offline anyway, who am I going to ask about the Usdan menu for the day?  Also, it kind of messes up my bottle cap opener.

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