Fulfilling promises

May 032010
Authors: Collegian Editorial Board

As the school year comes to a close, so too does the tenure of student government President Dan Gearhart and Vice President Tim Hole.

As a student, you must ask yourself: What did they do for me, for CSU? Did they fulfill their campaign promises?
The answer to the latter question is yes, almost entirely.

Building from the former administration’s initiatives, Dan and Tim’s ticket picked up the fight against the city’s housing ordinance, called 3-Unrelated.

It pushed a bill that would allow student voting rights on the CSU System Board of Governors that while postponed indefinitely in the state Senate, traveled the furthest through the legislature than ever before.

Members of the Associated Students of CSU marched en masse to the state Capitol to rally for the survival of higher education and fought for students’ right to carry concealed weapons on campus.

The administration created an Office of Sustainability, established a paperless billing system and increased the number of bike racks on campus.

Recently, Dan and Tim launched the Textbook Exchange program that allows students to buy and sell textbooks from and to their peers.

And over the course of the year, their administration worked to limit increases to student fees. The only fees increased during their term were to Student Media and Transfort because they were obligated to do so under a contract implemented by the former administration.

Really, the only thing Dan and Tim didn’t do, as per their campaign promises, was to create a Middle-Eastern Student Services. Instead, they worked to involve these students in other programming.

So, after a year gone by, we say, good job, Dan and Tim. You have done good by your promises and represented the students well.

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