Written by Bwog Staff
Well, things on CCSC are shaking out a little differently than we predicted a few weeks ago. With the filing deadline coming up tomorrow at 8:59 PM, here’s where we stand:
IN – CC ’08 vice president Michelle Diamond. Sighted in Lerner this afternoon taking campaign photos with her ticket.
OUT – CC ’09 President George Krebs, who has decided to stick with class council for at least another year.
OUT -Dems VP Josh Lipsky, who couldn’t pull together a ticket after asking around (including former CC ’09 President and Bwog staffer Jessica Cohen) and has decided to stay with the Democrats.
UPDATE, 10:40 PM: Lipsky clarified with the following information: late last week, he was encouraged to run for CCSC President by ABC President Keith Hernandez and ESC President Dan Okin. He considered the idea, and found three out of the four other members of his ticket. Ultimately, however, “It was a move I wasn’t ready to make,” Lipsky wrote in an e-mail. “I started with the Democrats by being elected as a freshman representative during my first week at Columbia and I truly want to finish my time at Columbia by becoming President of the Dems next year (a primary year no less!).”
OUT – GOP president Chris Kulawik, who reportedly flirted with the idea but could also not find a satisfactory ticket. He had some good ideas in his column the other week–perhaps preparing for a run–that other candidates would be wise to look over. Especially the “bumbling mass of bureacracy” bit.
and, the big news…
POTENTIALLY IN – Dark horse sophomore Will Snider, formerly of the Varsity show, who’s spent the year writing, directing, and acting in plays. He’s working on pulling together a ticket (anyone want to be on CCSC?). As far as Bwog knows, he’s the only guy standing in between us and a really boring race. Which isn’t much fun for anyone, is it?
UPDATE, 6:18 PM: Another reason for a contested election after the jump.
Sent to SDA administrator Robert Taylor:
From: Mayrath, Natalie [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Sunday, February 18, 2007 2:26 PM
Subject: MTV INQUIRY
MTV’s True Life series is looking into doing an episode on running for class president, and I was wondering when your student government elections will be held this year? How fierce is the competition? If anyone you know is running and interested in sharing their story, please have them email [email protected].
If you could pass this information along to the students running in elections this year, that would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much,
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