Each year around this time, PAVE elects the chair for the following academic year. The chair works to hire the nine remaining student staff positions for the upcoming academic year, trains that staff and oversees each staff person on their projects to ensure that everything we do fits in with our mission statement.
Anyone who will be a student for the entire 2012-2013 academic year is eligible to run, regardless of how much or how little you might have been involved with PAVE in the past. Candidate’s statements will be emailed out to the eligible voters on Monday, April 9, votes will be collected in the meantime and the PAVE chair for 2012-’13 will likely be announced on Tuesday, April 17.
A CALL FOR CANDIDATES:
If you are interested in running in the election to be the next PAVE chair, please email a personal statement up to 300 words (including why you want to be chair and what you think you’ll bring to PAVE) to Val Kowis at email@example.com by Friday, April 6 no later than 5:00 p.m.
Last Tuesday, The Badger Herald ran an editorial calling on Madison and University of Wisconsin Police to install more lights and emergency telephones throughout campus as to lower the prevalence of sexual assault and ultimately make UW-Madison a safer place.
First of all, it is encouraging to see students, including the editorial’s author, Christin Wiegand, recognize sexual assault as a problem in our community. Indeed it is, and students and campus members should be doing everything in their power to help the crime’s frequency go down.
Having said that, it is important to note that lights and emergency phones are not what will eradicate sexual assault in this community. One in four women will be victims of rape or attempted rape throughout their time in college, with 75-90 percent of the crime’s perpetrators being someone the victim knows. While lights and phones can be good safeguards against stranger assault, they are not as useful in preventing acquaintance rape, the more common form on campus.
If you have not already, be sure to get your orders for PAVE T-shirts and underwear in by March 14!
The first available item is our PAVE T-shirt, a white, American Apparel v-neck with the PAVE logo on the front and an image of Bucky on the back. Around him will read “Real Badgers Get Consent.” Check out the image below for a more accurate understanding. Shirts are available in sizes XS through XXL. Each will cost $10-$15 depending on how many are ordered.
The second item available is PAVE underwear, which will be white boyshorts that say “I like it consensual” on the butt. Again, check out the photo below! Underwear is available in sizes small through large. Each will cost $8-$13 depending on how many are ordered.
To order either of these items, email Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org with the item(s) you desire, your size, how many of the item(s) you want and your phone number. You can also come by the PAVE office and fill out an order form. Final pricing will be sent to those interested next week, and shirts and underwear are expected to be ready for pick-up by mid-April.
Questions? Email Jacqueline at email@example.com.