February 18, 2015

Slates showcase stances at SGA debate

SGA debate 2015

By Lucas Logsdon

On Feb. 12, SGA held the general election debates in the Brandeis School of Law. In a crowded room, candidates faced tough questions from SGA Chief Justice Ben Shepard and discussed food options, improved communications between faculty and students and tuition hikes.

In the first round, services vice president candidate Kaylee Brandt said meal plans should be an option for grad students. Brandt’s opponent, Aaron Vance, disagreed, saying, “It’s important to find the money to acquire services.”

In the second round, the candidate for CEHD president Abbey Vogel wanted to have better collaboration between students and faculty, as well as more vending machines that accept Cardinal Cards. Opponent Jordan Weathers wants better food options and more comfortable building lounge spaces.

The candidates for SGA President said student involvement and inclusion in the SGA were a priority. When discussing u of L’s recent acceptance into the Atlantic Coast Conference, Victoria Allen said, “How are we going to be an elite school without being elitist?” The other presidential hopeful, Philip Moore said, “Students have a voice in Kentucky politics,” and he does not want to see student’s tuition raised. Allen said, “While pushing forward, it is important that the student voice does not get pushed out.”

Photo by Wade Morgen

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