After this Wednesday’s DSG presidential debate, Will Robinson, Local & National Editor and next year’s Editor, chatted with News Editor Shuchi Parikh and University Editor Emmeline Zhao about the candidates’ performances, positions and backgrounds.
If you simply want a recap and brief analysis of the debate, watch the video below (running time: 7:23). If you want to watch the whole debate, click here. We’ve split the debate up by question for easier viewing.
As promised, here is our unabridged video coverage of the DSG debate held yesterday night. Candidates first gave two-minute opening statements. Then, each candidate answered eight questions from John Harpham, moderator and chair of The Chronicle’s independent Editorial Board. Harpham then asked each candidate a specific question, and to end the debate, each candidate presented a one-minute closing statement.
Look below for footage of the whole debate, in the order described above. Feel free to embed these on your website or link to them–especially if you’re a candidate.
“Please evaluate the work of the student government of the past two years. What is its biggest accomplishment, what is its biggest failure, what initiative is ongoing that you would try to finish during the presidency?”
To see the next seven general questions, candidates’ answers to their individual questions, and their closing statements, follow the jump. (more…)
The four candidates for DSG president gathered today in the Great Hall for an hour-long debate. They each issued opening statements, took eight questions from John Harpham, moderator and chair of The Chronicle’s independent Editorial Board, answered a candidate-specific question and closed with one-minute statements.
We were around to live-tweet and film it, and we’ve posting all our video online. (Because our video-streaming service Vimeo has not taken kindly to our onslaught of 15 large video files, not all files are properly named, tagged and displayed yet. They should be all set by Thursday evening.)
The four candidates–Chelsea Goldstein, Kousha Nawidar and Awa Nur, all juniors, and Mike Lefevre, sophomore–were asked to limit answers to specified times. After the debate, Editor-elect Will Robinson interviewed News Editor Shuchi Parikh and University Editor Emmeline Zhao for their analysis of the candidates’ performances and ideas.
I’ve embedded Harpham’s introductory comments and each candidate’s two-minute opening statement below. Expect more videos Thursday.
Hello, News Blog readers! Alex Klein here. I’m The Chronicle’s Editor for New Media and its chief proponent of Twitter. In the last few days, we’ve had nothing less than a Twitter explosion (twitsplosion?) at the office. Before this Monday, only a few of us were on Twitter. Now, only half a week later, most of the top editors and many other editors, writers and photographers have joined.
Some haven’t really caught the bug yet–Photography Editor Maya Robinson’s only tweet remains “I joined because of peer pressure.” Most, however, have gotten the hang of it, even if they’ve only been communicating with each other. If you want to expand your Twitter network–or want to get to know the people behind those tiny bylines and photo credits–click away! Here are 25 29 30 Chronicle staffers dipping their toes in the Twitter stream. Many will succeed. Some might fail.
Wait! There’s more! Duke’s head football coach, David Cutcliffe, joined Twitter today after Sports Editor Ben Cohen showed him the ropes. You can find him (and follow him) here: @DavidCutcliffe. (Also, Cohen’s alter-ego Sports Blog Twitter account is here: @ChronicleSports.)
Our freshly-minted, and still very rough-around-the-edges, Chronicle account is here: @DukeChronicle. It’s not properly set up yet, but follow it and stay tuned. It’ll be up and running in no time.
Please use the comments section below this post to tell me about more Duke students, professors, staff members, coaches, or entities (libraries? departments?) who use Twitter. And you, dear reader: You should join Twitter, too! If you do, be sure to leave your username in the comments.
Update–Feb 20, 5:40p: Andrew Hibbard, recess Film Editor, just announced that recess literally just joined Twitter. Here they are: @chronicleRecess.
Update–Feb 22, 5:58p: We’re up to 29!
Update–Feb 23, 8:36p: Magic No. 30.