November 17, 2010

Greek Councils Elect New Leadership

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All three branches of Cornell’s Greek system held elections for their respective governing bodies this week. Incoming leaders include Interfraternity Council President Dan Freshman ’12, Panhellenic Council President Corinna Romantic ’12 and Multicultural Greek Letter Council President Andrew Martinez ’12. “I feel really honored by the Greek community. This is an incredibly important year for us,” Freshman said, citing the new restrictions on alcohol and recruitment that will alter the way fraternities conduct rush. Freshman said the banishment of alcohol from recruitment events was admittedly a switch from the “wet rush system” of past years but that he hoped to develop more creative, non-alcohol-based recruitment strategies. He said he plans to form a task force to facilitate dialogue between chapter presidents, IFC officers and the administration on the issue of alcohol. “It’s going to be a lot of work, but we’re up to the challenge,” he said. Romantic, the incoming Panhel president, emphasized her ongoing support for the new restrictions, and said she hoped to preside over a return to “values-based recruitment” that does not focus on alcohol. “I’m really excited to be involved … I think we’re really prepared to take up this challenge from the administration,” she said, adding that she looked forward to facilitating “sister-sister bonding” between members of different chapters.The complete membership of the new IFC Executive Board includes: Craig Mason ’12, executive vice president; Steven Wald ’12, vice president of judicial affairs; Mike DeLucia ’12, vice president of recruitment; Mohit Gulrajani ’12, vice president of University and community relations; Rohan Siddhanti ’12, vice president of programming; Justin Quartiere ’12, vice president of finance; Alan Workman ’13, vice president of communications. The incoming Panhellenic Executive Board includes: Taylor Daugherty ’12, executive vice president; Meagan Malzberg ’12, vice president of judicial affairs; Diana Simpson ’12, vice president of recruitment; Emily Cusick ’12, vice president of recruitment, publicity and extension; Katie Strausser ’12, vice president of University and community relations; Hollis Hanley ’13, vice president of programming; Mouleena Khan ’12, vice president of finance; Jessica Beidelman ’12, vice president of communications. The new Multicultural Greek Letter Council’s new executive board includes: Robert Davis ’12, executive vice president; Amelia Bezerra ’12, vice president of finance; Marcus Willis ’12, vice president of judicial affairs; Janet Nwaukoni ’12, vice president of programming; Leonel Rosario ’12, vice president of University and community relations; Angel Aleman ’13, vice president of communications.

Original Author: Eliza LaJoie