In a time when photo finish elections may be something of the norm, the Fairfield University Student Association elections have become no different. Throngs of students rallied around their candidates Tuesday at the Barone Campus Center, creating an exciting and tense atmosphere until the final results were announced at just around 1 a.m. For creating this amount of tingle around an election, Tuesday's candidates should be congratulated.
Although this year's FUSA presidential election has proven to be an intense and engaging one, in which both candidates, Karen Donoghue and vin Farisello, seem fit for the job, The Mirror has chosen to support Farisello for a number of reasons.
Fairfield University, by nature, is a place where students, faculty and school officials are not expected to stare straight into the eyes of one of the most absurd and terrifying situations possible. Who would have ever thought a hostage situation could happen here? Who would have ever been prepared for such an ordeal?
When people question whether it matters or not that the administration and staff at Fairfield University are dominated by a male population, I have to laugh. Out loud. Ah, yes, let the best man win and, in this instance, get the job. I have no doubt that the university wants only the creme of the crop, and for whatever reason or another, the majority of them happen to be men.