Peter Nason

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Peter Nason GS '15 is the 2014-2015 President of the General Studies Student Council.

Similar to his predecessor as GSSC President, Hannah Germond, Nason served as First Year Class Vice-President the year before becoming GSSC President (although he had joined the previous Spring semester, which is common at GS).

GSSC Election

Nason declared his candidacy in March 2014. Upon the filing deadline, it was found that he was the only student running for the position, along with the VP of Policy and VP of Events. Consequently two candidates, including Joshua Dominic, altered their candidacies so that the presidency and VP of Policy positions were contested.[1]

In an interview with the Spectator's editorial board, Nason stated that he wanted to:

  • improve community both within the GS student body and the University as a whole -- "He proposed allowing GS students to attend first-year and sophomore formals and strengthening connections between GSSC and student groups like the Columbia University Family Support Network and MilVets."
  • provide more community spaces for students
  • improve financial aid for GS students -- "Nason suggested holding more fundraisers to raise money for GS-specific financial aid and proposed a resolution that would equalize financial assistance the school receives from the federal government with the other undergraduate schools."
  • and create more transparency within the council.

In April 2014, Nason beat Dominic with 63 percent of the 339 votes cast in the election.


Preceded by
Hannah Germond
GSSC Student Body President 
2014-2015
Succeeded by
Incumbent

References

  1. http://www.columbiaspectator.com/news/2014/04/02/gssc-elections-guide-2014
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