The Baldwin Scholars express their enthusiastic support for John Guarco in his campaign for EVP. John’s experience with Duke Students Against Sexual Assault, Title IX administration, and Mental Health Awareness Month, among other involvement and activism, demonstrate his commitment to representing diverse experiences and identities and instituting tangible policies to improve life on campus. In this capacity, John is a candidate poised to truly represent his constituents both within the Senate and within the Board of Trustees.
We believe Keizra Mecklai is the candidate best equipped to lead DSG as President by dint of her practical experience engaging Duke students’ most acute concerns. In her current role as VP of Equity and Outreach, Keizra has achieved astonishingly prescient policy changes which herald a potentially Duke-defining Presidency. As she worked with the Women’s Center and Office of Student Conduct to reform sexual conduct policy this year, Keizra continues to express her staunch commitment to extending PACT training and resources such as Bystander Intervention education. Keizra spoke of one of her “less visible achievements,” saying it was that which she was “most proud of:” passing a resolution to subsidize the emergency room co-pays for survivors of sexual assault. The impact of this step toward care for women and men in such situations of crisis cannot be overstated. In addition, her commitment to moving social culture back to campus and improving Duke-Durham relations corroborates her commitment to conscientious, holistic, inclusive leadership. As one of our members succinctly said, “Keizra is tuned in to the right conversations, and passionate about seeing action.” This organization wishes to express its belief that Tucker Albert is also a spectacular and worthy candidate, and is thrilled with the upstanding, admirable individuals in this year’s race.
Bailey Elizabeth Sincox
President, Alice M. Baldwin Scholars Program
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