Since assuming the student body presidency in April, Mary Cooper has wasted little time pursuing her platform goals. After putting a face on the deep cuts to the University’s funding with a coordinated summer lobbying effort, Cooper presented ambitious plans for her “big three” platform goals.
But as last week’s October Report shows, Cooper put speed before substance in order to cross these items off her list. She has since paid the price with unexpected delays and low student involvement.
With the understanding that the executive branch’s October Report marks only a checkpoint, the editorial board has selected six points for evaluation and provided recommendations.
Mary’s midertm grades:
Enrichment Fund: A-
Flat Rate Taxi: C
Cooper has redeemed herself and then some; however, with her week-long tuition forum tour. With these forums, Cooper is taking the student body’s temperature on tuition increases in preparation for the final tuition and fee advisory task force meeting next week.