Before most students were even thinking about coming back for the spring semester, Student Association presidential hopefuls were busy planning campaigns that will cover GW in a bevy of election posters but will probably catch the attention of few.
There is a serious problem with student government when the only thing that students uninvolved with the SA can cite about the past semester is a presidential sexual harassment case. SA President Audai Shakour has moved forward with few campaign promises, and the SA Senate is bogged down in deciding under which documents it is operating.
DO SOMETHING. Do anything. That is all students want from the SA, if they want anything at all. They don’t want to hear about constitutions. They also don’t want to hear a laundry list of grievances with the University that the SA has neither the power nor the ability to confront.
This year, candidates should make a conscious effort to stop the internal drama, as hard as that may be, and prove to students that they can reverse SA inefficiency.
This article appeared in the January 26, 2006 issue of the Hatchet.