Alexander Fuller is a sophomore in Political Science with a minor in Peace Studies. He is from the South Side of Indianapolis, residing in the town of Southport. Alex is currently involved in the Purdue Student Government as a senator for the College of Liberal Arts and a member of the Alpha Delta Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity as Alumni Relations Chair. In his spare time Alex enjoys putting in a round of golf, playing some tunes on the piano and spending time with family and friends.
-Career Fair investment for CLA
-More attended student fall concert with a more well know performer
-A more advance student medical center
-Improve and provide more campus safety
-More opportunities for the student body in summer programs on campus
-Support of the Active Learning Center
-Advocate for transparency between the student body and the university administration
Hello there! My name is Jonathan Goodwin and I’m a second-year student with two majors, Political Science and Economics, and two minors, History and Peace Studies. I hail from Indianapolis and live and breathe Purdue campus life. I’m president of Academic Team, a Hilltop Council Senator, and I’m pledging president for Alpha Phi Omega! I live to serve and hope to live a life of making the world better for everyone!
I support Purdue students. That is why I’m running: to improve the Purdue experience for Purdue students. Our education should be enjoyable and affordable with no fear for our safety and health and with a better chance for gainful internships and post-graduation employment.
In order to achieve that, I advocate for heightened student empowerment, university transparency and accountability, and student resources. To achieve my vision of a stronger Purdue, I propose the following:
- A more accessible student medical center with more hours
- A body of students tasked with examining and evaluating University Residences policies and practices
- An expansion of resources provided to lesser-known career fairs
- A consolidation of women crisis centers for easier assistance and resolution
- An expansion of resources and visibility for the Student Safewalk Program
- A revision and improvement of the bike paths and sidewalks
- A tax holiday for textbooks and investment in open-source textbooks and homework sites
- An improvement in how students get involved in research
- And referendums for students to evaluate policy both proposed and current
Pursuing these measures will make student life better all-around and help Purdue stand out as a university that cares about students, just like I do. Help me improve the way Purdue does business and we can all have a brighter tomorrow!
Hello! My name is Lauren Tomlinson, I am a Junior majoring in Linguistics and Communication. I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona and I am a die hard Boilermaker fan.
The past three years I have been involved in many organizations such as Purdue Student Union Board (PSUB), Purdue Model United Nations (PMUN), Purdue 360 and Air Force ROTC. I also am a Student Supervisor at Hillenbrand Dining Court. These experience on campus allow me to advocate issues pertainent to College of Liberal Arts by allowing me to reach out to other organizations, colleges, and the community.
So why vote for me?
I want to help represent you, which may or may not fall under the same ideals that I have. As a Senator I understand that my responsibility is to my College. I want to help the College of Liberal Arts and if you don’t think I am doing enough or representing the College the right way then I want you to tell me! I promise I will take it into account. Ideally, I would like to host Town Hall meetings so I can hear what you have to say on certain issues, because that helps make my job successful. I will make myself available to you, if that means sitting in the Beering Lobby hosting walk-in office hours, sending out emails with minutes that explain what is going on in PSG or going to club meetings and observing, then so be it.
I recognize that my majors only represent one small portion of the college. For us to be successful we need to work together to discuss the issues. Not just one study area. All of us. I have tried my best to take courses or work with students who represent all of these areas. I want to hear what the issues in your major are and if I can’t find the answer in my capacity as Senator, I promise I will forward the question to someone who can, whether that is a student organization, professor, or adviser.
Hopefully, this encourages you to consider me for your CLA Senator for 2013-2014. Please if you want to talk or find out more find me on facebook (Lauren Tomlinson), email me (email@example.com) , tweet at me (@lt_theotherone), or just shout at me on campus.
Thanks! Boiler Up!
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I am a junior in the College of Liberal Arts studying political science and communication. I am a third year member in the University Honors Program, the editor-in-chief of the Purdue Review, and I have served on Senate as a proxy senator. Last year, I ran to become your student body vice president but this year I have shifted my focus to the Senate because that’s where the real work gets done. These activities have given me unique opportunities to engage with students across Purdue’s population and talk about what really concerns them. As senator for the College of Liberal Arts, I want to take students’ top concerns to the highest echelons of Purdue leadership and change things for the better. I have two top priorities: student rights and student tuition. We need more of the first and less of the last. I’ve spent most of my extra-curricular time in community theatre, having performed in over two dozen shows, and competitive speaking. I also worked at the Purdue Telefund, on top of classes and leadership activities, and had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of alumni, young and old. They offer a unique perspective of what students have always desired in regards to the ideal university experience. I will work tirelessly to collaborate with student government representatives to bring students to the number one priority at Purdue. I look forward to working alongside you to better the Purdue University community!
We as students should be allowed to make our own decisions in regard to our education and attendance. For example, when classes have huge detriments for only a few absences, it robs students of the ability to decide for themselves if they are well enough to attend or otherwise. All students should be granted university approved sick days (the amount to be determined later) to allow them to decide to not attend class. Also, there are professors who do not accept doctor’s notes as a legitimate excuse for an absence. This is unacceptable; professors must be forced to accept notes and therefore avoid class grade reductions. Along the same lines in participation, reasons for excused absences should be expanded. If a student has a professional interview scheduled during a class, that student should be allowed to make up the work on that day and receive no punishment for missing a day.
While I believe that A+ students deserve recognition for their efforts, the new system should not negatively affect the remainder of the student body. I oppose the implementation of a 4.5 GPA scale, but I do support the creation of a system that rewards those who work at the A+ level and protect all others from inflation to preserve the value of their GPA! We will find a system in Fall 2013!
I will continue to work with both state and university officials to lessen the consequences levied against non-violent offenders. I will work for the student body to protect them from persecution when they have done nothing wrong!
It is my intention to continue the work of the current President Pro Tempore, Zach Briggs, to develop the opportunities for international students here at Purdue. In developing the URGE Coalition, we hope to expand the number of green cards made available to international students who want to study here at Purdue!
I will not stand by while Purdue University continues to raise tuition on its students. Calling for transparency is only the first step in the process of lowering student tuition. When we as a student body can see where every penny of our tuition is being sent, we will have grounds on which to stand when we demand it be lowered! If the university raises revenue or cuts costs for itself, the first priority should be a lower student fee! With the creation of the Innovation and Commercialization Center, revenue is projected to flow in at a higher rate because we will send our research initiatives to the marketplace more quickly. However, the budget is estimated to double in the next seven years! How can they justify charging us so much? I will not rest until the tuition is either accepted by the student body or it is lowered to a level we can tolerate!
The money we spend to come here should be ours to implement in ways we support. For example, students with dining plans have the ability to use “dining dollars” to pay for friends to eat in the dining courts, buy groceries at university approved markets, and have a small $25 allocation for food in the Purdue Memorial Union. First of all, the products sold to us at the markets are grossly inflated in price. Products are often sold in smaller than normal units and cost more than similar products at stores off campus. The university is making a profit off these products because they’re using money we already paid them to have us pay for goods and services on campus! Costs MUST come down and our options need to be expanded. I wish to develop a policy that students support, so actual implementation will require your help. However, we support cutting costs for students out of the tuition and this is one area that demands a closer look.