Comments on: Fact Checkers: Singer and Silkman attempt to fight for students’ rights Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 By: comment reader Wed, 26 Feb 2014 20:54:41 +0000 GFK for GUSA president!

By: GFK Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:14:18 +0000 @JJG

I am home. That’s the beauty of the Internet: I can spout opinions not based on reality from the comfort of my townhouse. Get off my virtual lawn, old person.

I would also like to point out that your statement should feature a semicolon, not a comma. You’re welcome.

By: JJG Tue, 25 Feb 2014 07:26:14 +0000 @GFK

No one cares, go home.

By: GFK Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:34:17 +0000 You gotta fight
For your right
To get GUSA the hell off your Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn/MySpace/Friendster feeds.
Down with GUSA! Down with unnecessary bureaucratized attempts at affecting change! Mass student movements would be far more effective than some half-assed student “government” organization.

By: SA Ally Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:18:00 +0000 “Fight sexual assault on campus” by “adding a sexual assault component to New Student Orientation”and calling “for peer educators to visit freshman floors for a shortened training and discussion program.”

Vox, heads up, Sexual Assault Working Group (SAWG) has very detailed plans for NSO. It’s pretty much on its way and it’s legally mandated through federal legislation. GUSA shouldn’t focus on this because it’s already being done. Effort on this would be duplicative. We’re beyond this point–we now need revised grievance procedures and GUSA should be advocating for these changes. As for SAPE, the issue is that there is no university budget for the organization. SAPE can’t even host spring trainings for more advocates due to budget shortfalls let alone train every freshman floor. The idea is admirable but it shows that neither candidate has gone to a SAWG meeting let alone spoken to someone in SAPE. Moreover, SAPE conducts its own outreach; GUSA cannot and should not call for us to do anything because SAPE is an administrator-run group.

GUSA needs to be advocating for a budget for SAPE, changing the Code of Conduct, and increasing confidential resources for survivors. Most of all, candidates seriously need to show up at SAWG or complete a SAPE training.