Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG.
I think there are many ways to improve campus life. If you choose me to represent you, I’d want to:
-make the deans more accessible through regular office hours and a published list of whom to contact in specific situations
-set up late night dining to make food available on campus after 11:00pm.
-create a campus mini-grocery store where we could buy cooking supplies and toothpaste with meal plan points.
-revamp Tarble into more of a campus center, with nice common spaces and a series of weekend programs that are alternatives to parties.
-reopen the discussion of a Blue Light System.
-do a “lighting tour” of the campus with Public Safety to identify what areas need more light and install new lamps.
-help expand the Green Advisor program and institute orientation workshops to teach about compact fluorescents and what number plastics we can recycle.
-advocate for Swarthmore to purchase more wind power and replace old washers with energy efficient frontloading machines that won’t shred our clothing.
Now you know what I want to do, I’d like to tell you about myself. I’m studying psychology, Greek, and linguistics, I guide tours, tech at LPAC, and vote on the Cooper Committee. When I decide to do something, I make it happen. Just this year I’ve created a Rosh Chodesh Group (through Ruach) and an Equestrian Club to start riding next year.
More importantly, I will listen to you. The point of this position is to get you what you need, so I commit to asking you your opinions and representing them fully. Thanks for your time!