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Informing the Elan College Community
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SGA holding elections this week
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The Student Government As
sociation is holding elections to
day to determine next year's senate.
Elections, which were origi
nally scheduled for last week, were
postponed as there were no con
SGA’s current executive com
mittee, including adviser Barb
Carlton, made the decision to hold
elections at a later date in order to
give more people the opportunity
to turn in their applications.
“It’s so important to us that
other people get involved (in the
Student Government) and that is
why we extended the deadline,”
said SGA President Ashton
Newhall. “We really want there to
be competition in these elections
and last week there was not. Ninety-
eight percent of the petitions that
were submitted came from current
As a result of the election’s
postponement, ten additional can
didates including Charles Clohan,
Rich Tamulewicz, Kassandra Kaan,
Calvin Stanley, Gloria Gumbs,
Jillian Molinski, Melissa Gadbois,
Matt Gile, Carolyn Lampila and
John Harvell applied for the vari
ous SGA positions
Even with the new electoral
committee candidates, voting is still
an expressed concern of the SGA
as only one-sixth of last year’s stu
dent body voted in the elections;
however, more importantly is why
people vote for the candidates.
Does the student body con
sider the candidate’s previous SGA
experience or are their votes based
solely on personal reflections? In
other words, are the SGA elections
a popularity contest?
see ELECTIONS, page 5
Students, faculty discuss Iraqi situation
Rudolf Zarzar, professor of political science en
lightened an audience of students and professors Mon
day night with his frequent comments regarding his
knowledge and beliefs on the situation with Iraq.
The forum, hosted by Tom Arcaro, professor of
sociology and James Pickens, chair of psychology,
began with students and faculty discussing connec
tions they have with the Iraqi crisis.
Arcaro said that it hits close to home for him,
because in 1991 his brother spent four and a half
months in the Middle East during Desert Storm.
Biology professor Michael Kingston talked about
an Iraqi friend. He remembers the turmoil that his
friends suffered through when he was in the United
States, studying for his PhD, in 1991. At that time, the
United States was full of negative feelings towards
Iraq. Kingston discussed how his friend always wor-
see IRAQ, page 5
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Religion professor Jeffrey Pugh speaks his mind on the situation in
Iraq at the all-campus discussion on Monday.
SGA budget committee to hold hearings
The Student Government
Association (SGA) will mfcet next
week to determine which non-Greek
organizations will receive a certain
amount of monetary funds.
tives can appeal to the committee
for funds which they were not pre
Mark Richter, SGA trea
surer and chair of the committee.
suggestd that student groups come
prepared for the committee's ques
tions and for their five minute pre
Students will have these
five minutes to present to the com
mittee reasons why they need more
funds as well as an accurate ac
count of funds which were spent in
the previous budget.
Budgets will be thoroughly
examined and evaluated to see if
the group used their money wisely
and how much the group was given
at that time.
It is important that all rep
resentatives are aware of their
organization's financial history as
well as have a complete account of
their funds whereabouts.
Richter says there are not
a lot of funds left, but that a majority
of Elon's organizations are request
ing that they receive more money.
Requests for funding were
due Feb. 20 and decisions will be
made public on March 12 after the
SGA votes on each request.