The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 82.0°F | A Few Clouds

Myrie, Johnson, Turner, Carter and Morton are Best Choices

Myrie, Johnson, Turner, Carter and Morton are Best Choices

As MIT continues its re-engineering process and as we face the appointment of new undergraduate and graduate school deans we have realized that the old system of doing business has to change. We are writing this letter to the MIT community to let you know who we believe will best represent all of us in the Undergraduate Association as this process takes place. After examining their respective platforms it is clear to us that several candidates present the clearest ideas on how to go about changing the UA for the better. These candidates are: Sheldon W. Myrie '95, UA president; Jennifer K. Johnson '98, UA vice president; Matthew J. Turner '96, Class of '96 president; Dedric A. Carter '98, Class of '98 president; and Charles I. Morton IV '97, Class of '97 vice president.

As UAP candidate Sheldon Myrie stated in his recent letter to The Tech [UAP Candidate Myrie Answers "Who Am I?" and "What Am I Doing Here?," March 14] that we have to change things from business as usual to business as it ought to be. Now is the right time to introduce the spirit and energy which have been lacking in the UA in order to achieve this change. We believe in the ideas presented by Myrie and Johnson because they help empower us as students to make the most of our experience here. They stay clear from the elitist perception which has been attributed to the UA by scandals such as the secret Bush Fund.

Matt Turner has excelled as president of his class for the past two years and we expect him to continue to do the same if elected. His past accomplishments have included the 1993 boat cruise and the 1994 pep rally.

Two newcomers to the scene are Carter and Morton. Carter is running on a "Goal Echelon" defined by increased communication, participation, and understanding on the part of the Class of '98. Morton views participation as essential in effectively representing his class.

We believe in the importance the UA has in building a sense of community and the role it should play in fostering that sense at MIT. We strongly believe these candidates are the right ones to do this job and urge you to take a look at their platforms and vote on Wednesday.

Alim M. Needham '97 and

Carlos Iaki Gutierrez '96 for the

Black Students' Union and

Mexican Students' Association