Chandler Thompson discusses her platform for Student Body President and what she accomplished during her term in 2011-2012. Interview on July 6, 2013. (1:46)


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The biggest thing about my platform was I used realistic projects and things, 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:07.442
so I'd been so involved and connected throughout the university that 00:00:07.442 - 00:00:12.361
before I put something on the platform I wanted it to be realistic 00:00:12.361 - 00:00:15.667
and something that students wanted but also not an empty promise and something 00:00:15.667 - 00:00:19.723
that I really felt we could make happen. The biggest thing, I'd been involved 00:00:19.723 - 00:00:24.084
with dining for two years on the university standing committee and students-- 00:00:24.084 - 00:00:26.907
what seemed like easy things that we could get done that students really wanted, 00:00:26.907 - 00:00:33.896
so the late-night dining was the big thing, and it really wasn't too hard to get done. 00:00:33.896 - 00:00:40.244
And so as student government I tried to facilitate student wants and explanations 00:00:40.244 - 00:00:45.268
in a realistic way, so didn't want to ask a campus administrator or someone 00:00:45.268 - 00:00:51.170
to do something crazy, so doing research beforehand, seeing what other campuses had, 00:00:51.170 - 00:00:56.633
and trying to get that at NC State. . . . And that was another thing with listening 00:00:56.633 - 00:01:02.556
to student concerns and knowing issues that people were having finding a place 00:01:02.556 - 00:01:07.472
to study on campus. Talley was closing; D. H. Hill was really crowded. . . . 00:01:07.472 - 00:01:12.030
Evelyn Reiman worked with me on that project and we created some spaces in Harrelson, 00:01:12.030 - 00:01:16.998
not the prettiest, but some temporary places there and in Witherspoon, 00:01:16.998 - 00:01:22.637
just a little lounge that students could go study. It's great to have electrical outlets 00:01:22.637 - 00:01:27.931
so I think I was working to get more places like that on campus, so study space 00:01:27.931 - 00:01:33.255
that also had the ability to plug in your phone for a charge or maybe your computer. 00:01:33.255 - 00:01:39.345

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