Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Students Against the Assembly

Nearly 73 percent of students support the abolition of the Student Assembly and its replacement with a town hall-style government. 270 students favor the Assembly's dissolution and 100 oppose it out of roughly 4,200 surveyed; results are not yet final.

The group organizing the survey plans to unveil a website this weekend.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is retarded. SA is a New England town hall. Anybody can come to the meetings and anyone can be a voting member. Incidentally, most students would have no desire or compunction to go to some new "town hall" government. The exact same students who serve on SA would be those who became part of this new system. It would change nothing.

Anonymous said...

"The exact same students who serve on SA would be those who became part of this new system."

At the absolute least. So, there's nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

Anonymous said...

"Nearly 73 percent of students support the abolition of the Student Assembly and its replacement with a town hall-style government. 270 students favor the Assembly's dissolution and 100 oppose it out of roughly 4,200 surveyed; results are not yet final."

Er, I think it's 6% want it dissolved, 2% want to keep the SA, and ~91% don't care. Extrapolating the wishes of a historically apathetic Dartmouth undergraduate community is poor statistics at best.

John Kalb said...

Who was it who had the novel idea of running for SA president and then having his only act be writing every student a check for their share of the SA budget?

Someone needs to do that again.