Letters to the Editor

Candidate supports HollandTo the editors:”Vote for Bouknight and Bhatti, it is not a request, it is your duty as a Villanovan and as an American” was the concluding line of the Bouknight Bhatti presentation during the debates. Student rights, new ID numbers, paving a way for diversity and awareness, establishing better Greek life, increasing dining hours and a better life for you were issues brought by this campaign. A competitive race was fought between five candidates, with two of them succeeding, Maureen and Gita and Nestor and Tim. Our campaign fought for student rights, student rights brought by Maureen and Gita. Our initiatives incorporated a better atmosphere for diversity, diversity encouraged by Maureen and Gita. Our proposals brought a better experience for Greeks. Better Greek life can be brought by Maureen and Gita.Now, I am not making a request to elect Maureen and Gita, I am reaffirming your duty as proud Villanovans and Americans to vote for Maureen and Gita for a better and most merciful stay here at Villanova. I allege my support for the Maureen and Gita campaign. If you voted for our initiatives, vote for Maureen and Gita because they are the best candidates to incorporate and establish the proposals we fought hard for. I endorse Maureen and Gita as Villanova’s next president and vice president. Safeer BhattiClass of 2005Liberal Arts SenatorReaders support Nestor and TimTo the editors:I would like to encourage all Villanova students to vote Nestor and Tim for SGA President and Vice President this Monday. I have known both of them for three years now and I feel that they are by far the best candidates for the job. They both are truly genuine in their beliefs, and are motivated in their actions. If the Villanova student body elects Nestor and Tim into SGA it would truly be a success for the whole Villanova community. Vote Nestor and Tim!Patrick DanClass of 2004To the editors:I am writing on behalf of Nestor Fernandez and Timothy McGovern, who are running for SGA president and vice president. I would like to thank all of you who made the right choice in voting for Nestor and Tim this week. I urge you to once again make that same decision on Monday in the run-off election, and furthermore, I encourage those who voted for someone else or did not get a chance to vote to consider Nestor and Tim. As an organization leader on this campus, I have full confidence that there are no other students more capable of leading our student body than Nestor and Tim. These two gentlemen have been proven leaders on campus in diverse areas and will bring to SGA a fresh look from two men who already know what it takes to be leaders. Nestor and Tim’s platform provides realistic initiative; restructuring the SGA budget, ensuring that the Quad will get fixed and a main campus gym in Alumni Hall. Furthermore, Nestor and Tim are going to reach out to improve relations with the local community, something which Nestor has already done when he set up the Stars and Stripes Memorial Softball game with Lower Merion Township. Currently, many platform initiatives promised to the student body last year remain unfulfilled (campus laundry service, Corner Grille delivery, “Safe Rides”). When all is said and done next year, Nestor and Tim will not have initiatives left undone. Let Nestor and Tim be your voice in SGA next year.Michael StallingsFormer Delta Tau Delta PresidentWomen’s team deserves creditTo the editors:I am writing to express my utter disappointment in the both the athletic department and the University administration as a whole in their lack of providing our championship women’s basketball team a proper homecoming from their amazing trip to the Elite Eight. While there have been several wonderful articles put out by University publications and a few e-mails offering congratulations, a school-wide event or party is more than necessary.Our awesome track teams aside, few teams at Villanova have attained what the women have, at least in recent memory. In light of the shame and disappointment (and the accompanying bad nationwide publicity) brought on by the actions of our men’s basketball team, I find it ludicrous that the University did not take this perfect opportunity to show the pride and confidence we have in our athletes after such a scandal, and instead let it slide.I wish to offer, again, my congratulations to the women’s team. Hopefully, the University will realize what great athletes and coaches we have right now, and allow everyone to join in the celebration of their accomplishments.Courtney StarbuckClass of 2003