The debate among e-board candidates Tracy Chung, Michelle Diamond, and Natali Segovia took place Monday night in Carman lounge, redolent with the scent of JJ’s chicken fingers. All parties presented initially campaigns centered around a rhetorical motif of sorts. Chung’s Rebel CC campaign spoke first, with the theme of “rebelling against the status quo and bureaucratization of a body that should be a true representation of student activities.” Segovia’s Voice spoke to themes of “diversity,” consistently hitting upon the diversity of experience and backgrounds of the ticket members. The party even tied advising reform into diversity: “We all have diverse interests that can be better served by the advising system.” One Columbia, the most polished of the three parties, wanted a stronger and more connected Columbia, with each member introducing themselves by saying, “My name is ____, and I want to build a stronger community by…” The ideas were not earth-shatteringly different (though neither of the other two parties introduced environmental issues) but the tableau was hard to ignore.
After the jump, the major promises made by each ticket: