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The Press. (Cortland, N.Y.) 1972-1990, April 18, 1986, Image 23

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• • • ; . ' ~ . . ~ ..... .-, . ·.·. ' · ... : . New perspective needed. My name i!<. Thad McTigue. I an1 running for CCSA Executive Vice President. Election day~ are April 23 and 24. Government i!<. created to serve the needs and wishes of the people it represents. The Cart land College Student Associ at ion i., no different. The students involved in this organi.la· t ion have made a cornmitment t() serve you, the students of Cortland State, who pay over $SO per year in a student activity fee. The challenges facing CCSA in the 1986-87 academic year arc great ones. Fighting a possible tu3· 1 ion increase, increased student representation on ASC, increased Th· . ad awareness of the needs of off- McTigue campus students, and increased cam pus safety are just a few of tile tasks confronting CCSA. These are challenges which I believe I can meet. It would also be my responsibili- ty as CCSA Executive Vice Presi- dent to communicate to you, the students, and inform you of what is happening in your C)fganization. One possible way to achieve this goal of increased communication between CCSA officials and the students is to initiate a system whereby myself and CCSA senators would find out what the concerns of the students are. Every week at senate meetings these pro- blems or suggestions would be acted upon. With the advent of the 21-year- old drinking age earlier in the year. the scope and function of student government has changed dram- tically. It is the responsibility of the Student Association to help foster an atmosphere of increased social interaction among the students. An increased emphasis on athletic. intramural, and other social programs is needed. It is time to bring a new perspec- tive to CCSA. As a reporter and editorial board member of The Press who has covered all facets of campus life - students, faculty, and staff- I am well prepared to bring a fresh and bold perspective to CCSA. l .. : ·rhe Press! hida). April 18, l9lkvTWt:!'iT\- HUU:t . Knowledge of changes important in making intelligent decisions My name ., l:d Det\\Cikr and I am running hH rc-cle~o:tion ~lf ~\· ecutivc 'ke presidt.•nt nf CCSA. Next year I \ill be a ~en im '>tud) · i ng geoph ~ ~ 1.:'. In the ra~t l\\0 year'> I haH' '>CCll many change., in !>tudent tHH ertl· ment. Man) of these ~hangc.., hil'\l' worked and ... ome ha~ not. Ha\· ing the knowledge of why change\ were made and why they worl-.., or did not. hdp., in mit king in· telligenl, wmkablt• ded.,iom. l'~o.lr the future of CCSA. With thi., e\· perience I could ensure that CCSA progresse., and doc., not fall backwards. The past year I have been on the Board of ASC While on the Board I have voted to keep the Caleion Room on the point system and to eliminate the Creamery Account and to change the holding account to what it does presently and what the Creamery Account did. Next year the ASC contract will be drawn up and it will be important to make sure it is done with the Student's best interests. I have also been on the Faculty Senate. While on Faculty Senate I supported the proposal that college policies stay in compliance with the Ed Detweiler Ia\\, not the proposal that the l'i.llll· pm goe~ oy. Being vil-e president for u year \\a~ the nest cxpereincc fnr the job. In the past year I have learm:d what committee~ do and the im- portance of student'> on the'>e ~om· mittees. Since this is the main joh of the vice president, I will not have to spend the first semester learning the job. Through my experience with stu· dent government, I feel I can urhold and beuer the quality of sllldent li fc. Fer NYPIBG St,ate Beard Rep In touch with NYPIRG : ·' Open to students' concerns Let me introduce myself. My name is Dylan Jones and I would like to be your voice to NYPIRG's Board of Represen- tatives. I have been working wilh NYPIRG at the Cortland camp11s for the past semester. Recently, Mary Buffington and 1, along with other members of NYPIRG, at- tended a senate hearing in Albany to lobby senators on studemt issues. Also with the help of Ken Deutsch, NYPIRG project coor- dinator. I plan on doing an academic NYPIRG internship ne::xt fall and therefore will be in cons- tant touch with NYPIRG and aware of on-going issues. Mary Buffington and myself, unlike owr opponents, are in favor of NYPIRG and its funding. We are strongly opposed to those wh() wish to belong only to destroy. If DJiaa Joaes you want a strong NYPIRG to represent your interests, vote Dylan Jones and Mary Buffington. My name is Eric Schreck and I am running for the position of NYPIRG State Board Represen- tative. I am a sophomore biology major at Cortland. I am also a Cortland College Student Associa- tion representative for Bishop Hall. In addition, I am the Associate Vice President of The Moderate Student Organization. The New York Public Interest Research Group has a large representation in New York State and is therefore a very powerful lobby in New York State and the nation. Students can be very much affectd by the actions of the state and national governments. Students should be fairly and directly represented by someone with the ability to influence lawmakers on the student's con- cerns. Strengthen voice of students My name is Mary Buffingt()n and I am running f()r the positi()n ofNYPlRG State &ard Repres.en- tative. After over a year of active involvement with NY·PIR:G, I've come to realize that there is no one definition or description of NYPlRG. The org~nization is a lot of things -a diverse, yet effective collection of students; a statewide network for integrated action; a resource for advocacy and citizen- ship skills; a uwatC)ldog\ for government and corporate accoljn- tability; a respected .force in Albany; and a rewarding, fun .e\- perience for students, to name a few. But what inspires me the most is that 'NY'PIJR:G was formed by students -to establi$h .. a well· .. ' .. t. . . orgamzed, long-lasting and legitimate force for students to col- lectively impact decisions that af- fect their lives both as students and as citizens. Yes, st,udents are citizens. Legislators were forced to recognise this fact with the passage of 70-odd pieces of legislation NYPIRG students lobbied for in Albany. It is our job to preserve and strengthen the voice of students that worked its way into the legislature in 1973 with the forma- tion of an organization like NYPIRG. Al·ong with Dylan Jones, who is running for the other NYPIR:G position, I will continue . . ·· · · • - to 'play an aca~iv~ tole ~t Cortl~n.d •... ·· .. ·:·· .,, to ·keep NY:PIRG'~s vo1ce wo~ktng < .. . . . · . · \ .; ~. for all stude~ts·. · · · Brie Scbreck Since I am a dorm resident and in contact with over 200 people a day every day I feel that I can easi- ly hear and sympathize with my friends and constituent's concerns. These are the reasons I am running for State NYPIRG Representative. Jllso ra•alag lor the positloa ol.'trPIBG :Slat·• Board Bep: :CIMk :lflger > . .. -

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