The Student Programming Council executives devote themselves to planning parties and concerts that students anticipate for weeks in advance and make friends at other universities green with envy. It’s through these events, more than anything, that a sense of school spirit taps into all of us. Because of her experience and dedication to seeing that all events reach their full potential, we endorse Madeline Kane for SPC vice president.
Kane has served two years in SPC and has played a role in many planning committees throughout her tenure. She was responsible for all the preparations — booking the DJ, decorating the site, and managing all other logistics — in last year’s successful Homecoming Ball. In addition to her work at SPC, Kane serves on the executive board of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, and as her lacrosse team’s secretary, demonstrating a robust record of campus leadership.
Kane recognizes the importance of organization and attention to detail, and we applaud her main ideas for SPC: planning events further in advance and developing a relationship with a single talent management company, a move that could help SPC when they negotiate contracts with performers.
Her opponent, SPC Treasurer Julian Stern, has his fair share of experience: in SPC, at EmoryVision and through an internship in promotions and marketing.
Stern offers interesting ideas — such as soliciting more student feedback before booking artists — and he approaches the vice presidential position practically, realizing that SPC’s main responsibility is to successfully put on four big events, and that his own responsibility would be to support the president.
But for this year’s race, we believe the vice presidential post would be better suited to Kane’s experience, dedication and ideas.