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Vote Mohamed Nur for president

April 13, 2018

This piece represents the opinion of the Bowdoin Orient Editorial Board.

The editorial board formally endorses Mohamed Nur for BSG president. The board feels that Nur’s platform offers comprehensive solutions to a more varied set of campus problems than his opponent. He has set attainable goals and has proposed creative actions. Nur’s platform has chosen to take on overlooked but simple steps to increase socio-economic diversity at Bowdoin including lowering work-study requirements and abolishing need aware-admissions for international students. Nur’s proposal to recreate the fall 2015 teach-in could provide a response to calls for mandatory programming addressing topics including sexual violence and systemic racism. His focus on reforming the ESD and IP requirements echoes calls published previously in these pages. Our BSG leaders should present platforms that are creative and idea-driven, qualities that Nur’s proposals have in spades. Nur is a leader of the Multicultural Coalition and a man who listens and speaks eloquently on behalf of students of all kinds at Bowdoin; anyone who has spent time with Nur knows him to be equal parts empathetic and driven. We believe these qualities prepare him to capably lead the student body through the coming year. We acknowledge that both candidates would likely prove capable stewards of BSG and urge students to vote this weekend.

 

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