After meeting with all three DSG Presidential candidates, Mi Gente would like to announce its endorsement of Lavanya Sunder for Duke Student Government president. Sunder has been a part of DSG for the past two years and has demonstrated the necessary experience we see fit for the position. As the program director for Fix My Campus, Sunder has demonstrated her commitment to all Duke students and their concerns by being accessible on social networks and promoting physical improvements on campus. Her experience in DSG as well as her established relationships and mentorships with the administration give her a solid base for which to begin and carry out her duty as DSG president.
As an organization that is aiming to gain support for Latino students and faculty at Duke University, Sunder’s initial interest in issues affecting the Latino community show that the potential for an efficient collaboration between Mi Gente and DSG is possible for the future. She has demonstrated an understanding of particular issues both within and outside of our community, and we believe in her ability to improve the cultural climate of our University.
Walter Solorzano, Trinity ’15 and Karina Santellano, Trinity ’15
Mi Gente, Co-Presidents