Presidential Perspectives

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I?d like to thank everyone who has been in contact with either Nicolette or me over the past week about coordinating efforts for Hurricane Katrina relief. Nicolette will be devoting most of her time over the next few weeks working on establishing KARE (Katrina Aid and Relief) and helping
M. Shernell Smith from the Office of Student Development. I?d like to remind the student body that if you are interested in helping you should contact Nicolette ([ITAL]sbvp@[/ITAL]).
Additionally, I have spoken to all of the students who have joined out community from Tulane University, and would encourage everyone to welcome them to campus, which will be their home for the next semester. It is very important to remember that the affected areas will continue to need our help throughout the year; this isn?t a short-term relief effort, thus I will be returning to the helm of student government as Nicolette continues to work with KARE and inform me of its status.
During last year?s Student Body presidential campaign, I promised to be more involved in campus events. I planned on achieving this by visiting a general body meeting of each campus organization so I could collect the thoughts and concerns from the members of your organizations. Please send me an e-mail ([ITAL]sbp@[/ITAL]) if you would like me to come to one of your meetings.
Furthermore, I would like to remind everyone of the existence of the [ITAL]concerns@[/ITAL] e-mail account, which I read on a daily basis. Feel free to send suggestions and comments to me and I will respond in a timely manner.
Nicolette and I are continuing to work towards opening the doors of student government to make us more visible on campus. To further our push to connect with the students, we want to remind you to feel free to contact me at any time, day or night, at (412) 657-3953.
Finally, in the next two weeks I will be establishing my second office hour, which will be held during the moratorium and in one of the various highly trafficked areas on campus. I am excited to be working for the good of the entire student body as I attempt to relate your feelings to the administration. Feel free to talk to me anytime you see me around campus, or stop by my office, which is room 318F in the University Center.
Good luck this year and I look forward to serving you!

[ITAL]Tom Sabram ([REGULAR]sbp@[/REGULAR]) can be found in his office at University Center 318F on Thursdays between 3 and 4 pm, or you can call him at (412) 657-3953.[/ITAL]