Isaac Green, Student Body President, talks about bacon, off-campus parties, Boettcher, his summer, dancing and Beyoncé.
How was your summer?
Fantastic. I worked for Organizing for Action, a non-profit social welfare organization that advocates for the agenda of President Obama. I also loved getting to spend time at home with my family.
What are you looking forward to this year?
Spending my senior year with great people and meeting new students.
What do you think about Boettcher ending 24/7 hours?
Student health on campus is a top priority. If any students have specific questions or concerns, they should definitely come talk to me. But our focus now must be how to best equip students with the resources and information they need to navigate the change.
Why weren’t any students involved in this decision?
If consulted, I’d imagine that students would have said, “Of course we still want Boettcher to be open.” From the administration’s perspective, looking at how little Boettcher was actually used during those hours, the outrageously high per-patient cost, and the safety concerns of having only one person on staff during late hours, it appeared unsustainable. I still would have liked students to have input, though.
What do you think about the VDP being moved again?
As long as we have VDP, I’ll be on the dance floor.
What changes would you like to see at CC this year?
More collaboration with the Colorado Springs community would be great. I’d love to have student and community member musical concerts and community service projects. The more we get involved, the better.
Do you think there needs to be more transparency between the student body and the administration?
Part of my role as Student Body President is to help provide students with information about various administrative decisions and actions. One of many opportunities for students to engage is a town hall meeting on Sept. 16 to go over the status of the strategic plan and what we will be doing moving forward.
How can Colorado College improve our relationship with Colorado Springs?
Being good neighbors in our city community can’t be understated. The relationship on the whole is shaped by every small individual interaction. It’s up to every one of us—students, staff, administration, faculty, and members of the community—to simply start a friendly conversation and build personal, individual relationships.
Do you have any advice for first-years?
Take intellectual risks, get to know your professors, hold yourselves to the highest standard in everything you do, and, most importantly, waiting is a decision. You will have an opportunity to do something cool almost every day here, and every time you say, “Maybe next time,” or “I’ll do that later,” you are missing an opportunity to do something amazing. Don’t wait for things to happen; make things happen.
What’s the best theme for a party you’ve ever heard?
Bacon and Beyoncé. Easy.
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