Last week, 388 people voted in the election to see who would represent the student body in the College’s new working group. The group, which is tasked with creating tangible policy recommendations for improving communication between the administration and student body, has eight student seats. The election ran Feb. 17-24.
Seventeen students ran, with representatives from each class. Though the winners have until Friday to accept the offer, Benjamin Adekunle-Raji ’17, Timmy Broderick ’16, Teddy Farkas ’16, Anya Schulman ’17 and Brian Pragacz ’17 have already committed. Student Council President Phoebe Roe ’16 declined to name those elected who had not yet accepted.
Students only had to answer one question in their applications to be a member of the working group: “Why do you want to be a part of the committee?” The answers varied, from Broderick’s claim that he cares “about this school so goddamn much” to Farkas’ belief that “the administration needs to find a better way to better integrate the student body in college decision making.”
The group has to give its policy recommendations to President Sean Decatur by April 15.
Roe said the number of votes is a “huge deal since only 30 people voted in elections last year.”
The election for next year’s Student Council was pushed from last week to the week after spring break.