As weeks turn into days and hours left until graduation, and in preparation of passing on the gavel to a new Student Body President, I want to thank everyone at Manhattanville for contributing to the community we all share and love. It has been an incredible experience to help shape the college, to speak up for my peers, and to help leave a legacy at Manhattanville.

As students, we have a unique position at this institution. We are the learners, the consumers, the workers, and the focus of so many areas of campus, but we are also the leaders. Each of us has an opportunity to speak up for students, for our experience here, for our hopes and needs, and for any injustices that occur. We have the power to change the culture, the policies, and the programs when things seem wrong, or broken, or just can be better than they are currently.

To all first year, sophomore, and junior students: Wield your power. Join Student Government, talk to your representatives, and advocate for yourselves. You can change the fabric of this institution through collaborating, fostering dialogue, and building solutions. Student Government has worked hard to legitimize the student voice amongst administration and faculty. Don’t allow yourself to be complacent with what frustrates you; take up the issue and change it!

You can vote for your new representatives this week. Make sure to cast your vote this Thursday, May 3rd! Ballots will be sent out via email at 8:00 am, and they will close at midnight.

We also will be hosting our final Whine and Dine and Banter in Brownson events for the year. What are some highs and lows of this past year? How has your experience been with advising? Do you have any thoughts about scheduling at Manhattanville? Come let us know at the cafeteria on Tuesday at 6:00 pm and all day on Thursday in Brownson Hall.

Election ballots will be in your email inbox on Thursday morning! As always, if you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or would like further information, please feel free to email