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MARCH ONLINE IMPRESSIONS EDITION
SGB's board appointment raises questions
After an investigation, the
PS does not feel that Rainbow Alliance President Sandra Telep should have been
appointed to board. Ladies and gentleman of the student body, the question you
need to ask yourself is whether or
not there was a conflict of interest among many board members when they presided
over the meetings that eventually chose Telep as the eighth board member over
all the other candidates that applied.
The news article by Mr. Reddy
will show that there was a connection between Rainbow Alliance President Telep,
three Greek fraternities, and few members of Student Government Board even
before Telepís appointment. There is a lot of evidence that has come across
our way that has put a cloud of judgment on this decision by the 7-member board.
All these circumstances could
be coincidental to her being chosen as a board member or they could be circumstantial evidence to show there was a
conflict of interest within the SGB that appointed Telep. It is up to you to
Is it not suspicious that the
Delts and Rainbow Alliance have crossed paths even before Telep was appointed to
Donít you think it is also
suspicious that board member Kerianne Ludwig, who was the former president of
Rainbow Alliance agrees to personally make sure to get a diverse group of
applicants at the Jan 28,02 public board meeting and one of the candidates who
applied for the board position happens to be the current president of
Is that diversity, you tell
What did most of the board
members who decided to be the judge and jury in deciding who they appointed have
They all had a conflict of
interest in being the judges since Greek community and Rainbow Alliance was
entangled in the flier controversy. Members of the Greek community make the
majority of the board.
Did they have a right in
deciding whether a Rainbow Alliance candidate was appointed since there was a conflict of interest?
Did Ludwig have a right in
deciding whether her colleague was appointed since there was again a conflict of
The issue in this appointment
is also whether or not justice and fairness prevailed in the application
Were the cards stacked in
favor of Telep from the beginning since she was one of the students hurt through
a member of Delta Tau Deltaís posters across campus?
Was the time spent by the
other applicants who were interviewed a kangaroo proceeding? For it to be a fair
selection process should the board members have excused themselves from choosing
the eighth board member when they found out that a member of Rainbow Alliance
Should they have asked for a
neutral party to do the interview proceedings for the applicants? How do you
know as a student whether you got
the most qualified candidate to represent you on board just because they say so?
There are so many questions
and so little answers ladies and gentlemen of the student body. It is up to you
to come to the decision whether or not the appointment was fair and just or if
there should be a reapplication process and have people other than the board
appoint the eighth board member.
If you know of anyone
who was chosen as an applicant for any position and you believe that person
should not be there, we ask you to send your reasoning to the Pittsburgh
Your View. We will inquire of the situation for you.