The Student Association Senate Rules Committee’s reasons for rejecting Dani Greenspan as vice president of undergraduate policy – a lack of leadership experience and understanding of the SA – are unsubstantiated and ignorant. Not only did Greenspan serve as president of an international youth organization, he spent a year between high school and college living abroad on a program whose sole purpose was increasing leadership abilities.
How exactly are students supposed to gain leadership experience in the SA if they are not allowed to hold a position? Perhaps Rules Committee Chair J.P. Blackford should take this into consideration.
Greenspan’s rejection has nothing to do with his capabilities or with his leadership experience. This personal vendetta of the Josh Singer slate is nothing more than their attempt to retaliate at Greenspan for supporting Phil Robinson in the run-off presidential race. One could argue that Greenspan received an incontestable mandate by the students to hold SA office. This self-aggrandizing and reprehensible exploit by the “Working For Us” slate reveals their true platform of “Working For Themselves.”