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Release: Feb. 29, 2000
UISG presidential candidates to debate issues March 1
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The three candidates vying to become the next president
of the University of Iowa Student Government (UISG) will take part in a "Daily
Iowan" candidate debate from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at the
Iowa Memorial Union Wheel Room. The debate is free and open to the public.
The three presidential candidates, all of whom are juniors, are Marquez
Brown, Andy Stoll, and Adam Tetzloff. The debate format will include a question-and-answer
period led by a moderator from the student newspaper and will allow candidates
to take questions from the audience.
Brown, political science and pre-law major, says that in the year since
he transferred from Howard University, he has noticed widespread student apathy
in matters relating to student government. UI sophomore Brad Bare is running
with Brown for vice president. Brown says he is hopeful that he can use his
year's experience as student government senator to help him elicit greater
student participation in issues that affect students.
According to Brown, "the UI's set aside of 16 percent of tuition dollars
for student financial aid should be increased." Such a move, he says,
is keeping with making more money available to students who will have to pay
additional education costs because of a 4.3 percent tuition fee increase that
takes effect this fall along with separate student activities and services
Andy Stoll, current UISG vice president and a communication studies major
emphasizing in film and media, says he and vice presidential running mate
Chris Linn want to continue to make UISG a visible advocate for students.
Linn is a sophomore and undergraduate collegiate senate executive. Stoll says
the pair also will advocate for more funding for UI Libraries and will work
to allow the use of debit cards in Iowa City parking ramps and extend nighttime
downtown parking hours.
"Our experiences have led us to better understand the capabilities
and workings of UISG and the university. By using the knowledge that we have
gained and combining it with the fresh perspectives and new ideas of those
on our ticket, we hope to eliminate the many months that a new administration
would spend in transition.
"We will begin working the day we are elected," Stoll says.
Adam Tetzloff, an interdepartmental studies major, has said he is running
because he wants to better inform students about UISG's purpose. His running
mate is Lauren Haldeman, an art and English major.