Student Assembly presidential candidates Jordan Berger ’17 and Mitch McBride ’17 debated their varying visions for the student body Wednesday in Ives Hall. Berger is serving her third year as S.A. Parliamentarian, citing her experience of working three Student Assemblies and University administrations led by two different presidents. She said she hopes to improve communication between students, organizations and their representatives by bringing conversation out of the classroom and into the S.A.
“[Moving conversations to the floor of the S.A.] really gets students to talk about the different issues that they are facing and about how we can make an effective change on campus,” Berger said. Berger also called for clearer communication between the student body and administration. “A lot of the time students are left out of the conversation … [we should] figure out how to get a student on each and every one of these committees — whether it’s a voting seat or not,” she said
McBride, currently the S.A. Vice President of Internal Operations, said he is working with the Knight Institute to add diversity requirements to the Freshman Writing Seminar.