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Volume 84, Number 20
February 28, 1997
Shorter discusses SA, the future
Hanszen College senior and Student Association President Daryl Shorter presided over his first SA Senate meeting last Monday. The meeting was brief: There was a smattering of announcements, a discussion about online voting, no appropriations and many missing representatives, since many colleges have not finalized their elections.
After the meeting, the Thresher interviewed Shorter. Regarding the goals he has set for his administration, Shorter said he and the new Senate were "looking into a lot of possibilities, ideas that were brought up during the campaign that ... are viable," like the universal ID card.
"I've already spoken to some of the [former] candidates about helping me to implement their ideas," Shorter said. "They reacted warmly and said that they would help in any way they could."
Regarding elections, Shorter conceded that it is "unfortunate that a lot of times, people end up voting for the person with the best posters. I personally believe that the election should be run based solely on our ideas, but this isn't a perfect world."
The Thresher also asked how the new student leader felt about student involvement on campus. Shorter said, "I think that the role of the SA, in a lot of ways, is to pick up the slack for the colleges. Colleges provide you with a social community setting among three to four hundred other students. The SA should act to bring the eight colleges together [so] they can express ideas about the university regarding student life and, also, academic concerns. I think that by [working together], that we can help unite the campus even more."
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