Senate candidates form students first
A group of 10 Student Association Senate candidates have come together to form Students First.
The team has members running for five undergraduate Senate seats with a mission to better help facilitate discussion between the University and students and to stop what they said is the inefficient bickering within the SA.
“We had a bunch of people running individual campaigns who all want the same thing, so we thought we might as well come together,” said Robert Sangster, who is running for At Large undergraduate senator.
“We want to make life easier for students here at GW,” Sangster said. “We want to create an online waiting list so that you can see what your chances are for getting into a class, we want to bring the students and the administrators together and help the students stand up together in a comfortable environment.”
Sangster said the team would also fight to appoint students to the Board of Trustees, and to create increased GWorld partners near campus.
“Nobody was really able to tell me what the SA did this year,” Matt Alderman, who is running for a Columbian College seat, said. “We want to change that – we want students to play an active part in their SA and for their SA to give them real results.”
Most of the candidates running on the team are part of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity; Aldreman said their affiliation with the fraternity is a non-issue.