Logan Dobson knows about the typical student’s low opinion of the Student Association, and says that perception is totally valid.
“That opinion’s been completely valid for two years now,” Dobson said. “It’s not about the SA needing to publicize their accomplishments. The issue is that the SA needs to accrue some accomplishments.”
Major: Political science
Hometown: Danville, Calif.
Clubs/Activities: Sigma Chi fraternity, House Scholar in Francis Scott Key Hall
Top three platform goals: Reform alcohol amnesty, Reform Student Judicial Services, Implement online funding system for student organizations
Previous SA experience: CCAS-U senator for two years
Reason for running: To bring a more realistic approach to the SA.
How did you spend snow week? I was on “special duty” for house staff, knocking on residents’ doors and making sure they had enough food.
Were you at the GW-GU Snowdown? No, I wish I [had gone].
Dobson said he wants to start by focusing on GW’s alcohol amnesty program.
“Any policy which claims to be an ‘amnesty’ should not include the fines, punishments, and record-keeping that our current policy does,” Dobson said on his campaign Web site.
Dobson said the first step is to appoint a permanent director of the Center for Alcohol and other Drug Education.
“It’s more important to be in the business of promoting students’ health rather than punishing them for something that everyone does but not everybody gets caught doing,” Dobson said.
He also wants to make Student Judicial Services more transparent, partly by publicizing the rate at which students are convicted of code violations and punishments.
Dobson said he will write a summary of every meeting he attends, pointing to his “Inside the SA” blog that he has maintained since he was elected to the senate.
“Students have never known what the hell people are talking about with the administrators,” Dobson said.