Vice President of External Affairs candidates discuss platforms


    No new business was discussed at Tuesday’s Student Government Association meeting because of the absence of several executive members. Some SGA members traveled to Austin to lobby on behalf of TCU for the continuation of the Texas Equalization Grant.

    The main matter discussed at the meeting was the candidacy for Vice President of External Affairs. The three candidates explained why they should be elected for the recently-established position. The duties of the new position will include building relationships with student organizations, promoting SGA and developing relations with TCU alumni. Voting for the position will take place next Tuesday.

    Macy Pulliam, one of the candidates for the position, said some of her qualifications included ad hoc committee chair and leadership in theCrew programming council. Her ideas for the position included a spring comedy show and a drink jug that students could use to receive refills at local restaurants for no charge.

    The second candidate, Caroline Wiersgalla, stated her qualifications included involvement in the business leadership program and her position as a resident assistant in King/Wright Hall. Her ideas included strengthening alumni bonds and an outdoor fitness center.

    The final candidate, Hunter Sprague, said he was a representative for the class of 2013 and that he wished to better SGA as a whole through this position. Some of his ideas included installation of bike paths around campus and a TCU night where students could get special discounts on tickets and food in the DFW community.

    Students can vote by going to