Evelyn Reiman recalls two Student Government traditions: Governor Jim Hunt's annual call to the new student body president and the annual signing of the student body president's desk. Interview on April 26, 2012. (1:08)


Text Timestamp
With Jim Hunt. I'm very pleased that the new library bears his name 00:00:00.000 - 00:00:07.560
and I will say that to a person I would have the student body presidents mention how he had reached out to them, 00:00:07.560 - 00:00:16.530
often when they were first elected, so they would feel this very special kind of touch from Gov. Hunt, 00:00:16.530 - 00:00:25.173
kind of congratulating them and talking a little bit about what student government meant to him. 00:00:25.173 - 00:00:32.120
They have a tradition...the student body president will sign the inside of their desk drawer, 00:00:32.120 - 00:00:39.113
and I didn't discover that right away. I can't remember who finally let the cat out of the bag on that. 00:00:39.113 - 00:00:44.639
So you see, a little bit like the Declaration of Independence, right, they have a desk that they inherit when they become student body president 00:00:44.639 - 00:00:52.403
and so the top drawer gets signed and the kind of things that you can infer about students based on how they choose to sign their name. 00:00:52.403 - 00:01:01.134

Request transcript of full interview

More Video