Breaking News: The Goldberg Paper
Written by Bwog Staff
Bwog reports! Someone decides!
The Spec reported earlier today that Adam Goldberg, E’06, founder of Ye Olde Campus Network and former Engineering Student Council President, quit his position as ESC Director of Technology last night at an ominously named “constitutional review session which was closed to the press.”
It was unclear why Goldberg resigned.
Until the Bwog, bored and wandering around Lerner 5, found a piece of paper on the floor titled “Proposal for External ESC Executive Board Elections.” (Right now the ESC is internally elected — only 30 people can vote — and closed from public view.)
The document — see it here — is from an email Goldberg sent to ESC Vice President Dan Okin. Okin copied and pasted it, presenting it as a resolution.
Most interesting excerpt:
1. “There is no time to change from internal to direct elections this year!!”
a. This is completely false. There is already an elections timeline in place for the direct elections of every other council memember. [Class presidents are directly elected — Bwog]
b. I approached the e-board 2 months ago with this issue so that there would be adequate time for discussion. I was told to wait for constitutional review.
Bwog contacted Goldberg, and he said that the proposal played a part in his resignation, but he had class and would call back later. (Update: Goldberg called back, saying he wants to keep the focus on the need for direct elections, and not personal beefs.) ESC President Tom Fazzio said there were no plans for external elections, but ESC would solicit student feedback.
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