After meeting with the four candidates for Young Trustee, the Duke Muslim Students Association is excited to formally endorse Bryce Cracknell.
This year presented us with the most qualified batch of Young Trustee candidates in recent memory. We were impressed by Amy’s unique focus on disability issues on campus, as well as her desire to give greater attention to the needs of low-income students. Chinmay’s emphasis on the importance of mentorship resonated with many of us, and we were happy to see Liz’s work towards making sure Duke gives back to Durham.
However, a Young Trustee represents the collective needs and identity of the student population. We believe Bryce’s diverse involvements in his four years here make him the best candidate for this position.
We were most impressed by the depth and scope of Bryce’s experiences in advocating for feasible and necessary change on campus. We particularly value his proven track record in improving the experiences of minority students at Duke, through his experience working directly with administrators, his personal involvement in minority identity groups on campus, his valuable input in the search for CAPS professionals who can understand students of various lived experiences, and his work on hate and bias policies at Duke.
We are confident that Bryce Cracknell is the best possible candidate, who will bring much-needed perspective and a strong sense of ethics to the Board, and help bring meaningful and effective changes to the Duke community as a Young Trustee.
Sajidur Rahman-Kader, President, Muslim Students’ Association
Usamah Chaudhary, Vice President, Muslim Students’ Association
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