SGA presidential candidates to debate Monday nightBy Nick Privitera | 03/09/2015 2:21pm
Students are welcome to attend and see Elliot Spillers and Stephen Keller present their views for the SGA and the University at The Zone in Bryant-Denny Stadium starting at 7 p.m.
Elections are the following day, with polls opening at 7 a.m. and closing at 7 p.m.
Neither Spillers nor Keller will be aware of the questions beforehand. Joseph Smith, a professor of political science, will moderate the debate.
Despite the questions not being released beforehand, it is likely that Spillers and Keller will discuss the issue of sexual assault on campus. Both mentioned plans for safety during Students for Open Doors and Ethical Leadership’s forum.
“The fact that [the University] is so far behind in addressing these issues of sexual assault and mental illness, I think we focus so much on diversity and trying to solve that problem that we forget about these other issues that all students are dealing with,” Spillers said.
Both Spillers and Keller said they believe in themselves to get the job done.
“We have worked hard to build a car and point it in the right direction – now we just need someone to step into the driver’s seat,” Keller said last week.