The 2020 BU Student Government E-Board Debate took place at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 6, 2020.
Candidates from 4BU, BeLoudBU, ConnectBU, IgniteBU, and OneBU debated their platforms and discussed issues ranging from mental health to campus culture. You can listen to our post-debate analysis and discussion above. WTBU News reached out to all the candidates for comment following the debate. Their responses are below.
Aditya Jain, Presidential Candidate, ConnectBU
“The debate tonight really shed light on the central question of this election: which is the team that will really get things done. We heard a lot of the same talk from the slates running: accountability, transparency, community. Yet despite most of the slates having members who had been in Student Government for many years, none of them could give examples of how they had affected change in their time in Student Government. The talk of accountability did not hold up for the other slates as they refused to be accountable for the time they had already been in StuGov. On the flip side, ConnectBU showed how its members are dedicated to fixing the issues. Aditya, our President, talked about our slates’ successes from the Water Quality Act aimed at ensuring healthy, clean water for students to the Academic Grant Competition which gave growing clubs StuGov’s support. We believe we won the debate tonight and are excited to bring together students at BU so we can affect real change at BU.”
Archelle Thelemaque, Presidential Candidate, BeLoudBU
“From the moment we started campaigning, we knew we wanted this to be different than what we’ve seen before. Tonight’s debate is proof that BeLoudBU is not just ready to take on the role of a student government executive board but that we have the heart and compassion to create a better BU with our bold and actionable platform. Tonight, Arrchelle took the questions and demonstrated that BeLoudBU has the vision to improve BU and also a strong understanding that student government does not stop at internal meetings but goes onto impact the entire student body. We plan to stick to our goal and amplify the student voice and make it the loudest sound on campus. We hope you caught a glimpse of that in the debate tonight and that you join us on our journey to be loud and be heard.”
Collin McCormick, Presidential Candidate, IgniteBU
Collin and IgniteBU have not yet responded to our request for comment.
Dan Kelly, Presidential Candidate, 4BU
Dan and 4BU have not yet responded to our request for comment.
Nyah Jordan, Vice President of Internal Affairs Candidate, OneBU