It was clear to us from reading Dowd’s platform, and from how she spoke about her research in her endorsement hearing, that she chose her priorities based on conversations with students about the issues that most trouble them every day.
March 23, 2015
Volume 111, Issue 30
Stories from the March 23, 2015 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.
If elected, the SA fixture plans to build on her previous work helping freshmen adjust to GW and creating policies for undergraduates to push for better health and wellness resources on campus.
Sexual assault prevention has already been a major topic on campus this year, and junior Ben Pryde said he’d further prioritize prevention if elected Student Association President.
Alex Cho is the only outsider running for one of the Student Association’s top posts, but he said that won’t make his job harder if elected.
It took Casey Syron a year and a half at the University Counseling Center before he became comfortable walking through the door.
Carlo Wood kickstarted his career in student government on the theater stage.
Sophomore Spencer Perry worked for a counseling hotline in high school, speaking directly to individuals who were suffering from depression and suicidal thoughts, and offering them help.
The problem with this bill is that it conflates two issues that should actually be addressed in two parts: disclosure and divestment
This mandatory training would be another crucial box to check off, and would make a huge difference in ensuring that all students are educated about the resources available to them.
In the end, Wood barely edged out Perry by picking issues for his platform that were more suitable to the EVP role.