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Kipp-Giusti, VP Policy on UniteCU ticket, Drops Out of Race

The Election Board just announced that Elizabeth Kipp-Giusti, UniteCU’s VP Policy candidate, dropped out of the campaign. According to Spec, UniteCU will continue to run as a four-person party without EKG. Recently, Green Umbrella, the sustainability group on which she serves as a board member, endorsed BetterCU. Kipp-Giusti cites “personal reasons” for her resignation. Bwog genuinely wishes her the best.

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  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous awwwww :(
    why vote for uniteCU anymore :(((

  • CCSC says:

    @CCSC This is a horrible mistake. :|

  • Love says:

    @Love how Bwog even calls Elizabeth EKG. EKG fo lyfe!

    Seriously, what a loss. She would have been such a great VP Policy.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous She is the voice for sustainability, rational and effective policies and has all the reasoning that Weinberg’s delusional team lacks. It’s a shame.

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous can we please quit with the nastiness directed at tickets? its disgusting

  • ccsc says:

    @ccsc a huge loss for us, I just hope she says on as sustainability/awesome/most bootyliciuos rep who also gets things done.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Sad to see EKG go. :( She was easily the strongest member of UniteCU.

    But if Green Umbrella endorses Better Columbia, you can be sure that’s a pretty strong sign of confidence in that party to deliver on sustainability. Props to BetterCU.

    1. I promise I'm not an Eboard Candidate says:

      @I promise I'm not an Eboard Candidate Can we not campaign right now during what is clearly a tough time for everyone?

      1. Anonymous says:

        @Anonymous not an eboard candidate as well, my apologies for talking about the race. i was simply looking at it from a sustainability standpoint, which is one of EKG’s biggest passions (and what I think she’d be thinking about even now in terms of her resignation)

  • she says:

    @she s really cool. so is all the rest of hte ticket.
    i hope UniteCU still wins

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous “I’m most satisfied about the fact that even if my ticket is not elected, my presence here has made the issue of sustainability something to be talked about,” said Elizabeth Kipp-Giusti, CC ’12, current CU Green Umbrella board member and candidate for Unite CU.

    http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2011/04/08/ccsc-hopefuls-take-stage-forum-0

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Awwww I was stuck between Unite CU and CU Charge, and EKG was the one person swaying me towards Unite CU, and now that she’s not on it, Im definitely going with CU Charge

    1. the obvious choice is says:

      @the obvious choice is Better Columbia, silly!

  • torn electorate says:

    @torn electorate for someone who didnt know whether to choose between cu charge and unite cu…this really forces my hand

  • why says:

    @why is culpa down??? this is the worst time

    1. it always happens when... says:

      @it always happens when... … course selection time rolls around.

      happened to me start of this semester as well. we need a reliable alternative.

      CULPA, sorry to say, is history.

      1. this is why says:

        @this is why we need completed course evaluations be made accessible to students..

        1. CC'13 says:

          @CC'13 VOTE SEN FRoOOOOO

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Since we can’t elect her VP, maybe Prezbo will make her queen.

  • I mean says:

    @I mean she is nice and all, but I really don’t get the hype about this woman

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous Then hang out with her more often. She is incredibly well-spoken and attentive to the things she cares about most – both her friends and the causes that she believes in. Besides, her hugs are the shit.

    2. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous this woman is love in its purest form

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous I guess I was going to vote for UniteCU because of her, but now I’m definitely voting for Better Columbia. It’s the only other ticket that actually has strong policies and a decisive voice. I think that’s much more important than likability. Not to say that BetterCU doesn’t have likable people. Barry’s really nice, as is Steele. Anyway, Better CU is the obvious choice!

  • overheard says:

    @overheard andrew from unitecu still campaigning on the steps today. kinda tugged at my heart strings. admirable, no?

    1. wrong says:

      @wrong no he wasnt. he was simply on the steps chillin, i was there with him. campaigning is not the same thing

  • Noggery says:

    @Noggery WHOA! Game changer!

  • Former CCSC member says:

    @Former CCSC member This is very irresponsible of her. It’d be one thing if she were running for a position on her own and backed out; however, FOUR other people have spent months working on this campaign. If she felt that she could not carry out the duties of the position, then that tells me that she is not a very mature/rational person. She never should have put those four other people in the situation that are in now.

    Had her party won the election, she could have resigned and allowed for the position to be filled along the proper channels. However, she was a coward and afraid that she may lose and couldn’t face that rejection. When she enters the real world next year I have a feeling she will be eating a big ol’ slide of humble pie.

    Bottom line – If you make a commitment such as running on an E-Board ticket, it is wholly irresponsible to quite the day of the election. Very sad and unfortunate situation for all involved. My heart really goes out to those four remaining members of the ticket that they have found themselves in such a predicament.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous True.. she made a sham of the whole process. There was no reason for her to think she was going to lose. If she truly believed in her cause, she should have proceeded and fought for sustainability . Now her words are shallow. Her integrity will be questioned. Her resolve to follow through with a project will be doubted. If the going gets tough.. just quit. Elizabeth herself said that democracy can not be tied up in a package. I guess she did not like how her package was wrapped. Very sad and disrespectful of everyone who spent time and energy to put together their tickets…not just UniteCU. I wish all three tickets well and congratulate them all on their thought- provoking and passionate campaigns. ( I am not affiliated with any E-Board ticket.)

      1. Inspired says:

        @Inspired I am inspired that she made an unpopular decision. She clearly had reasons that only she knows, and she was brave enough to act on them. How many of us look at the big picture and would even consider relinquishing power and dropping out of an election after putting so much into it? To diminish the sacrifice she made to a selfish one seems to be an inversion of reality.

    2. ZACA says:

      @ZACA Sounds like there are a couple of pretty big assumptions you two are making; you should try to avoid that in the future. You don’t know her, and you definitely don’t know what her reasons were for pulling out of the race. Good try though…

    3. people says:

      @people take this shit way too seriously

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous regardless of her reasoning, personal or whatever, it was selfish to bow out at this stage of the game. as said before, she should have left her name on the ballot instead of causing controversy and hurting the legitimacy of the rest of the ticket. Had she won, she could’ve vacated the office. No matter what, there is no excuse for what she did. People can pamper her all they want just because she’s your friend or some awesome person doesn’t excuse the fact that she just screwed over 4 people…

    1. Ummmm says:

      @Ummmm So you’re recommending that she let voters vote for her knowing she has no intention of actually being the VP Policy? By doing what she did, I don’t think she ruined her ticket’s legitimacy; I’m sure Unite CU would still appoint a new VP Policy if they won since it’s an important position, so the voter now is voting for 4 people and 1 unknown candidate rather than 5 people including 1 who they think would fill the job but actually wouldn’t.

      I would have been angrier if she did what you recommend.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous What she should have done was her research ahead of time and some serious soul searching to see if she is really cut out for an exec board position… BEFORE she COMMITTED to run. Obviously, that did not happen. Get over it. .. nothing horrid happened or we would have heard about it. Perhaps, the scrutiny was too tough and overtook her ability to lead and make sound judgements. So sad . .. such potential. This rash decision ( at the literal 11th hour) was not the act of a committed leader as some are portraying her to be. I hope BWOG delete these comments soon because it is making her into a hero. In the real world… she would have a pink slip sitting on her desk within hours after such a betrayal of her comrades.

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