“How do you treat bias when in one of the recordings, you called two candidates 5-year-olds, especially before you’d heard them in their disqualification hearings?” said Rachel Augustine, a first-year member of Student Congress.
As BOE chairperson, Kushner has led the team that made the decisions and point allocations against student body president candidates.
“I would say that my own personal feelings — wherever they are — are put at the door when I go in there,” Kushner said.
Katharine Shriver, ethics committee chairperson, asked Kushner why the BOE gave Matthew McKnight three points for failing to put the “Sponsored by … ” message on his social media sites and only gave Elizabeth Adkins one point for the same offense.
Kushner said because McKnight lacked the “Sponsored by ... ” message on his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages and Adkins only lacked the message on one campaigning site, they received different numbers of points.