Several things come to mind when I think about a new school year: new books, new professors, new shoes, new roommates. This year, however, I thought about new leadership within the College Republicans. The election of senior Crystal Lee as chair of the College Republicans has brought about several emotions within the organization; some negative but mostly positive. This year is going to be a fresh start as the College Republicans try to regain a center-right focus and shift towards the national mainstream republican party.
Our executive board as a whole has agreed, as Stephen Duerst - PR chair - has outlined in an article for the Daily Cardinal:
"The College Republicans have also agreed to shift the political focus away from social issues that were predominantly highlighted in the past by the organization to an agenda that generates more awareness about the current economic issues facing the U.S. The Executive Board has agreed that now, more than ever, students need to be aware of fiscally responsible ideas and why they are a better fit for the nation." View the full article here
I know I speak for more than myself in saying that we are all very excited for the new direction the College Republicans are taking. This is going to be a great year for all conservatives, as well as republicans on this campus!