10 freshmen run for open SGA offices

by Beacon Staff • December 3, 2008

The candidates for freshman class council took the podium in the Little Building's Beard Room to give their song and dance-sometimes literally-on issues such as gender-neutral housing, college affordability, allegedly shoddy registration and various Student Government Association policies; all just a couple of hours before online polls on Emerson's eCampus opened.

Candidates for special election positions, which include Visual Media Arts senator, Communication Studies senator and class of 2011 treasurer, also presented their positions, though polling for those offices does not begin until Dec. 8.

The candidates represented a wide range of majors and experience, but all vowed to work for their class or major to make changes they want to see at Emerson.

"I want to make life here better for you," said Patrick Lambert, a freshman political communication major and candidate for senator who performed a song about why he wanted the position.

Offered on page 3 are looks at each candidate and what issues are at the top of their agendas. Included are their names, the position they seek, major and year of graduation.