Starting today and continuing throughout the week, Vox Populi will provide you with a series of posts on each GUSA candidate running for Senate. We start here with the senators running for Village A dorms, Nate Tisa and Lawrence Slusky. Look back later today for Southwest Quad and Alumni Square!
Slusky is a government major who is very involved in community outreach and volunteering. He hopes to bring his passion for government and familiarity with the intricacies of the federal legislative process to the local atmosphere of Georgetown University.
His top priority centers on an improvement of Leo’s dining hall. Specifically, he aims to reduce student discontentment associated with the recent staff scandal. Slusky plans to work with the Georgetown administration to foster a happier work environment for the dining hall’s staff in order to generate a better dining experience for the students.
When asked about his interest in running for GUSA, Slusky responded that “students need a reliable voice to represent us and I’m looking forward to becoming that voice.”
Tisa is a Culture and Politics major campaigning for his third year as a Senate member.
As a freshman representative of New South, he aided in successfully tripling Club Sports funding, adding around $2,000 to their budget in order to allow for new clubs and lower fees. His participation extended into sophomore year when, as Vice Speaker for the Senate, he rewrote approximately 60% of the by-laws in attempt to increase accountability and gear the Senate towards student advocacy issues, including improvements to financial aid programs.
This year, Tisa says he is going to “fight the good fight.” He sees the administration sometimes loses sight of our demands, and Tisa aims to organize the student body to reclaim the administration’s respect.
His platform includes tackling issues such as club sports, LGBQT rights, and party hosting. Specifically, he is in support of the “clear and convincing” standard and the establishment of a warning system that will alleviate inconsistent and harsh punishments for party holders. He seems himself as particularly conscious of these issues as a Village A resident.
Tisa hopes that his experience will allow him to steer the GUSA Senate in the right direction; one of a “strong, united voice” and not a dominant power authority. Of the Senate, he says, “we are the voice for the student body and we have to use that voice effectively.”
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