The four first-years who topped the ballot in Senate elections — Andre Tulloch, Alina Fang Christopher Lu, and Devon Rogers — were sworn in during the Monday, Sept. 16 Senate meeting. As part of the process, each new senator stood up to introduce themselves and their plans for improving the University.
Tulloch, from Maryland and Jamaica, is fluent in Spanish and plans to major in public health.
Fang, from China, can speak a little bit of four languages.
Senator Devon Rogers is from Washington, D.C. and went to the same high school as SA President Jamal Holtz.
“First of all, some small things: apps,” Rogers said. “Mobile apps for first-year students, especially for tracking the bus. I noticed that some students had problems with that. Part of the Blackboard app should be notifying the swipe option. I know a lot of times when the students are swiping away, they are kind of clueless about how much they are spending.”
Lu is from Long Island, NY and is majoring in biomedical engineering. He hopes to have more representation not just in minority groups, but for students who have different backgrounds. “I grew up as an American but with immigrant parents,” he said. “What about those students? How can we also make sure that they are also represented not just by skin color or ethnicity?”
Lu also hoped to remain engaged with the students he met while campaigning.
“All the people who voted for me, I wanted them to vote for me to see me as a friend, not just an alibi or network,” he said. “I want to be able to see them on campus and talk with them openly.”