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Elections 2012: Abby Bergren

Executive vice president candidate Year: Junior Major: Political science Hometown: Georgetown, Ohio Platform: Transparency of student fees, expanding student space and graduate student advocacy Clubs/Activities: Vice president of College Democrats, treasurer of GW Band Program, Colonial Brass and University Honors Program Previous SA Experience: None Favorite @FakeStevenKnapp tweet: “Moving all Norokids to The Vern so […]

Elections 2012: Austin Brewster

Executive vice president candidate Year: Junior Major: International business Hometown: Rowlett, Texas Platform: Accessibility of the SA, student financing and building ties between graduate and undergraduate students Clubs/Activities: Brazilian Latin Percussion Ensemble, president of the Black Men’s Initiative, Organization of Latino American Students, Black Student Union, the Philippine Cultural Society and Multicultural Business Student Association […]

Elections 2012: Will Thompson

Presidential candidate Year: Junior Major: International affairs Hometown: Atlanta Platform: Lowering book costs, expanding alumni and undergraduate networking and minimizing effects of construction on students Clubs/Activities: College Republicans, former Treasurer of Delta Phi Epsilon, CI coordinator Previous SA Experience: None Favorite @FakeStevenKnapp tweet: “The reason we don’t send out alerts on time is because I’m […]

SA candidate pool for top spots finalized at eight

Two more candidates entered the race for the Student Association’s No. 2 spot, bringing the total executive branch contenders to eight after registration closed Friday. Efforts to preserve student space and expand career services have dominated platforms this spring. Candidates have also pledged to broaden SA outreach and streamline student organization funding – issues that […]

‘Outsider’ vies for top Student Association seat

A second candidate joined the race for Student Association president Monday, casting himself in the role of the perennial outsider who will bring fresh perspectives to the organization’s highest post. Junior Will Thompson said his lack of prior involvement with the SA would help – not hinder – his leadership and lobbying abilities as president. […]

Student Association to pressure trustees for fee accountability

GW’s top student leaders will take their fight against fees straight to the top next week. The Student Association executive team will urge members of the Board of Trustees – the University’s highest governing body – to provide reasoning for all costs tacked onto tuition, after completing a months-long probe into campus fees. Student Association […]

GW targets pedestrian safety

Student leaders are stepping up their commitment to pedestrian safety, working with the University to assess the daily dangers of crisscrossing campus. Student Association Sen. Danica Brown, U-At Large, spent the fall campaigning for an official campus safety review with the D.C. Department of Transportation, which she hopes to see by the end of the […]

Senate confirms new freshman senators

The Student Association Senate welcomed three new freshman senators at its meeting Monday night. Ryan Melcher, Kai Neander and Chase Hardin – all enrolled in the Elliott School of International Affairs – were selected from a pool of 50 applicants this year. The three students were selected by a leadership committee, headed by President Pro […]

Student Association approves free condom legislation

The Student Association unanimously approved a resolution Monday calling for the University to install and maintain free condom dispensers on campus. Associate Dean of Students Tim Miller said members of Allied in Pride brought up the issue at the Sept. 14 SA town hall, but the group has yet to provide details of the program […]