*Editors Note: We do not endorse any candidates for Student Senate. Any candidate is welcome to write a letter to the editor concerning his or her campaign.
Student Senate is the governing body representative of all Drake University students. It is responsible for endorsing campus-wide projects, bridging the gap between faculty/staff and students (by increasing variety at Hubbell, extending library hours or initiating green campaigns) and voicing student opinions on various subjects (like the plus-minus grading system or allocation of student activity fees).
Senate activities affect both present student life and future decision-making at Drake. Therefore, it is absolutely crucial for the Drake student body to make a well-informed decision and vote for the right senators (those best at representing student opinions without personal bias and those able to actively improve campus).
During my two terms as senator (Fall 2012-Current: Student Services Senator-at-Large and Spring 2012: Diversity Interest Senator), I had the opportunity to gain valuable experience and actively contribute to student life at Drake. I was able to reach out to students and represent their opinions around the Senate table or to faculty and staff. I was able to help improve student life at Drake by creating a suggestion/opinions/issues group (“Drake University Student Services”) on Facebook to help improve our Campus, our home. A special shout out to all those students who took the time and posted/commented on this page. I truly appreciate it! This page would not have been a success without your support! Thank you.
I am currently running for the senator-at-large position for the upcoming year and hope to continue improving the Drake Campus with student support.
Ekta N. Haria