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SGA Tickets Announced

By Molly Boes
On January 23, 2013

Three tickets for the executive positions for the Student Government Association have fulfi lled the requirements and have been approved by the Board of Elections for this year's election. The Board of Elections has opted to extend this year's campaign period so that public campaigning will begin at 10 a.m. on Feb. 3 and will end at the close of polls on Feb. 14. This extension, according to Board of Elections chair senior Brock McMorran, stemmed from the re-vamp of the elections code that hap- pened last semester with the addition of Board of Elections sponsored events and ticket-hosted events. The outdoor campaigning is still limited to two days. In order to be eligible to run for executive, potential tickets have several requirements they need to fi ll. All candidates on every ticket must be in good aca- demic and social standing with the university. They must also turn in a nominating petition with 300 signatures of current Xavier students, a ticket questionnaire, a ticket photo and meet with the Board of Elections by a submission deadline. The candidate for President must have completed three semesters at Xavier while Legislative Vice President and Administrative Vice President must have completed one semester at Xavier. The submitted information for the tickets is as follows:


President: sophomore Drew Dziedzic Legislative Vice President: junior Markus Lasky Administrative Vice President: junior Keenan Collins If you could change one thing about Xavier, what would it be and how would you accomplish it? "Xavier is a special place. Over 4,000 students call this place 'home.' This home provides a sense of community, belongingness and a new family for all of us. However, there is one major change that we think will enhance this 'home experience': improv- ing Campus Life. Some major campus-wide services need to be examined and improved. We want to im- prove the rates of laundry so that each student pays a set fee built into their tuition and are allowed un- limited swipes for laundry, and we want to change the appeals process for room damages to make it more fair. Our idea for making dining more conve- nient is by having prepared 'To-Go' lunches in the Hoff Dining Commons. Finally, we want to expand X-Cash to Xavier's most popular hotspots including Dana Gardens and Stone's Lanes so that students can use their All Card at these locations."


President: junior Matt Morefi eld Legislative Vice President: sophomore Colleen Reynolds Administrative Vice President: junior Kelsey McCarty If you could change one thing about Xavier, what would it be and how would you accomplish it? "One thing we would work to change at Xavier is to help students feel as if their concerns and issues can be discussed and addressed. Every student has a different experience at Xavier, and currently we feel there is too much of a gap between the students and the administrators could address the issues they have. To decrease and eliminate this gap, we want to bridge communication between the administration and the students. We would fi rst do this by making ourselves approachable and accessible to the students. The SGA Executives have a duty to the students to repre- sent them and their concerns. We would remain active and visible within the student body and work to make ourselves available so that the students could come to us to tell us their great ideas for campus or about something they experienced and want to bring to the administration to make a change. One way we can help ourselves be seen as approachable is by keeping the students informed. We want to keep the student body constantly updated on our mission. By continu- ously communicating with the students, we would hope that they would see that we are students just as well and therefore feel as if they could approach us."

President: junior Joe Jabour Legislative Vice President: junior Breanna Lynch Administrative Vice President: junior Katie Keller If you could change one thing about Xavier, what would it be and how would you accomplish it? "We would change how students use winter break. Students have four weeks off to relax and spend time with family and friends, but what if instead of going back to class so soon we developed a Winter Term where students would have the option to study abroad and earn course credit? We have always been interested in how students can get more out of win- ter break and take advantage of our time off. This Winter Term during the month of January would al- low students to complete a self-directed educational project of their choice. This would be an optional way to bridge the fall and spring semesters. Faculty and students would be able to participate in inten- sive exploration of unique subjects in nontraditional ways. This could include on campus studies, study abroad trips, internships or independent studies. We think many students would be interested in this great alternative to get more out of Xavier's winter break. To enact this change we have been in contact with Provost Chadwick and the administration. We will be looking into what other universities are doing for winter term and communicating with our Study Abroad Offi ce at Xavier." 

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