BHSA Elections are Weds/Thurs from 10–2 in the Donor Lobby.
Don't forget to vote! (Really? A cynic might ask. Vote? Why?)
February 25th: BHSA solicits candidates to run via school-wide email. Key dates are listed as: March 4–information session; March 14–Filing Deadline; March 18–Candidate Forum; March 20 & 21–Elections.
March 15th: BHSA receives candidate statements for only three of the available nine positions. BHSA changes filing deadline and candidate forum to March 19th; dates of voting remain the same.
March 19th: BHSA decides to postpone elections until after Spring Break. One Board Member resigns.
April 2nd: BHSA sets filing deadline as April 5th and candidate forum to April 8th. Voting is changed to April 10th--11th.
April 8th: S.O.L.I.D. sends out their official slate.
Group "A" decided to run for 3L Class Co-Presidents.
Group "A," running unopposed, was invited to join the S.O.L.I.D. slate.
Group "A" is removed from the S.O.L.I.D. slate.
Group "B" puts forth a candidate statement as write-in candidates for 3L Class Co-Presidents.
It’s great that more than one group of candidates is running for a position. All candidates seem very qualified. But should having more than one set of candidates run for a position be a noteworthy event? It also leads to several questions, specifically about the current situation (why was Group “A” removed from the slate? Why did Group “B” decide to run at the last minute? The filing deadline was extended several times. Is Group “B” part of the S.O.L.I.D. slate—or has S.O.L.I.D. not endorsed either set of candidates?), and also more general issues. For example: why, in a school full of ambitious individuals who like to fill their resumes with leadership positions, is it so hard to find candidates? Are people deterred from running for BHSA because of time constraints? Lack of interest? Is something more going on? You tell me. All I know is that for such a politically active school, this sure is strange.
Thoughts? Fire away, commenters.