RHA to set nominations for executive board

With the Residence Hall Association executive board elections just a mere week away, nominations will be announced and available at the RHA meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in Lawson Hall.

Students willing and interested to take up the helm of the president, vice president, national and Illinois communications coordinator, treasurer and secretary positions have until 8 p.m. Thursday to turn in an application for a specific position.

Currently, only five had applied. To be officially nominated though, RHA President Patrick Morrow said the candidate must have an application turned in as well as a second nomination from an RHA representative. The candidates can nominate themselves or be nominated by another.

Those interested do not need to have been a part of RHA to be nominated for one of the positions.

Morrow said the lack of applications so far is likely due to RHA representatives waiting and hoping for resident assistant positions. He said he expects more nominations at the meeting.

The RHA will also be reviewing the schedule for Social Justice and Diversity Week starting March 31 with the painting of bricks for the Diversity Wall and a showing of the documentary, ”Fagbug.”

The movie goes through the story of Erin Davis who had her car vandalized with the word “fag” sprayed across the driver-side window of her car. Instead of cleaning it off, she “embraced it and has toured telling her story. She will be speaking later on in the week at 7 p.m. April 2 in the Coleman Auditorium.

The wall of painted bricks saying slurs and hateful words or sayings will then be torn down at 11 a.m. April 4.

Jarad Jarmon can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]