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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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Letter: Maroon should engage SGProgress, not dismiss

I was disappointed at the editorial board’s Student Government (SG) endorsements (4/22/08). Yes, some candidates this year, including the SGProgress slate, are advocating things “which fall outside SG’s traditional purview.” But that traditional purview is not working.

These elections mark the first time I have thought of SG all year, since my year elected its representatives in the fall. I don’t think I’m alone, either, to be disappointed by its lack of meaningful voice. Yet instead of engaging with the question posed by SGProgress and others of how we can make SG into what we want it to be, the Maroon’s endorsements seemed more concerned with the question of how we can keep it the ineffective entity it has been.

Stephen Bonnett

Class of 2011

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