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==Nominations to Run for the ==Board of Directors Campaign==
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==Nominations to Run for the Board of Directors==
  
 
In order to be a candidate for the board, nominees must either be a current member of an FC chapter or currently serving on the Board.
 
In order to be a candidate for the board, nominees must either be a current member of an FC chapter or currently serving on the Board.
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===List of Nominees===
 
===List of Nominees===
 
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(in alphabetical order, by last name)
*'''Ben Mazer, Swarthmore College'''
 
**''Self-nominated''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
 
 
*'''Nelson Pavlosky, current board member'''
 
**''Self-nominated''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
 
 
*'''Karen Rustad, Claremont'''
 
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
** Bio:
 
Karen Rustad is a senior Media Studies major at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. She is the founder and president of Free Culture 5C and a current member of the Board of directors. She likes webcomics, indie rock, and blueberries. She dislikes Internet Explorer, security theatre, and stand-up comedy.
 
** Platform:
 
 
 
The Board needs to put the new bylaws into effect by creating the two other official entities which the bylaws call for: the Coordinator and the Core Team.
 
 
 
Students for Free Culture needs someone--the Coordinator in the bylaws--to handle all the administrivia and help coordinate grassroots volunteer efforts. I strongly believe that this position must be paid--while previously Nelson essentially filled this position, relying on there being a student volunteer willing and able to sacrifice their personal and academic life to make sure that everything that needs to be done gets done is neither sustainable nor realistic. Of course, in order to pay a Coordinator, we need money. Probably the first duty of the Board, working with the Core Team, will therefore be to work on grant applications. Once we have sufficient funds, we can then search for a suitable individual to be our Coordinator.
 
 
 
The Core Team needs to exist much sooner. It is where the meat of Students for Free Culture work--organizing national campaigns, communicating with new chapters, updating our online presence, and so forth--should and will take place. The board should set up a rudimentary schedule, create agendas for the first core meetings, and encourage past and potential volunteers to attend, until the Core Team is up and running. It should also be made board policy that at least one board member attend each Core Team meeting, at least until the Coordinator is hired, to ensure that both branches know what the other is up to.
 
 
 
One priority I have for Students for Free Culture, for the Core Team to carry out, is to create a well-organized, complete collection of project and event packages to assist new chapters. Starting a chapter is hard. Starting a chapter on something as obscure as intellectual property policy is even harder. The central org should, as its number one goal, provide services to chapters in order to lower the barrier to chapter entry and increase the life expectancy of the average SFC chapter. Creating flyer templates, SFC pamphlets, multimedia packages, event checklists, and general advice and information would go a long way toward achieving this goal. Thus, in my interactions with the Core Team as a member of the board, I would encourage the Team to work on this 'activist packet' project.
 
  
 
*'''Brendan Ballou, Columbia'''
 
*'''Brendan Ballou, Columbia'''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
** Nomination accepted
 
 
*'''Kevin Driscoll, MIT'''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
  
 
*'''Fred Benenson, NYU'''
 
*'''Fred Benenson, NYU'''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
** Nomination accepted
 
 
*'''Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Columbia'''
 
**''Nominated by Brendan Ballou, Columbia''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
 
*'''Nicholas LaRacuente, Swarthmore'''
 
**''Self-nominated''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
 
*'''Hani Morsi, The American University in Cairo'''
 
**''Self-nominated''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
 
*'''Parker Phinney, Chadwick School'''
 
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
 
*'''Jan Hendrik Grahl, U Florida'''
 
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
  
 
*'''Christopher Budnick, Northeastern'''
 
*'''Christopher Budnick, Northeastern'''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
** Nomination accepted
 
  
*'''Cameron Parkins, USC'''
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*'''Kevin Driscoll, MIT'''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
** Nomination accepted
 
  
 
*'''Christina Ducruet, Brown'''
 
*'''Christina Ducruet, Brown'''
 
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
 
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
** Nomination accepted
 
  
*'''Elizabeth Stark, Harvard'''
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*'''Jan Hendrik Grahl, U Florida'''
 
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
 
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
** Nomination accepted
 
  
 
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*'''Nicholas LaRacuente, Swarthmore'''
 
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**''Self-nominated''
===Quick Candidate Statistics===
 
What do we know about the candidates who have been nominated and who have accepted?  How diverse / representative is our lineup of candidates?  (This should be moved to the page listing the official candidates once that page is created.)
 
 
 
There are 17 candidates so far.  (There are no citations verifying this information, nor am I specifically noting who possesses the characteristics listed below.)
 
 
 
* 4/15 of the candidates are self-nominated
 
* 4/15 of the candidates have previously served on the board
 
* 12/15 of the candidates are male
 
* 3/15 of the candidates are female
 
* 10/15 of the candidates are from schools in the northeast USA (1 is studying abroad)
 
* 1/15 of the candidates are from schools in the southeast USA
 
* 3/15 of the candidates are from schools on the west coast of the USA
 
* 1/15 of the candidates are from schools outside of the USA
 
* 13/15 of the candidates are from private schools (1 attends a public university but does not have a chapter there)
 
* 4/15 of the candidates are graduate students
 
* 10/15 of the candidates are undergraduate college students
 
* 1/17 of the candidates is a high school student
 
Board of Directors==
 
 
 
Any current member of a Students for Free Culture chapter may nominate someone to run for the board. In order to be a candidate for the board, the person must either be a current member of an FC chapter or currently serving on the Board. Candidates are encouraged, but not required, to nominate themselves.
 
 
 
All nominees must accept their nominations if they are to become candidates.  The official way to accept the nomination shall be for the candidate to e-mail "YES" (or a similarly clear acceptance) to freedom@freeculture.org. One the candidate does that, we will put "Nomination accepted" under their name on this page.  All candidates must respond with "YES" within 72 hours of the close of nominations.
 
 
 
The candidates must also provide a bio and a platform statement by e-mailing them to freedom@freeculture.org. 
 
Bios + platforms are due one week after nominations close, otherwise you may not stand for election.
 
 
 
===Deadline===
 
 
 
'''Nominations close Sunday, Oct. 28, at 11:59pm Eastern Time.'''
 
 
 
===List of Nominees===
 
 
 
====Accepted====
 
  
 
*'''Ben Mazer, Swarthmore College'''
 
*'''Ben Mazer, Swarthmore College'''
 
**''Self-nominated''
 
**''Self-nominated''
** Nomination accepted
 
  
*'''Nelson Pavlosky, current board member'''
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*'''Hani Morsi, The American University in Cairo'''
 
**''Self-nominated''
 
**''Self-nominated''
** Nomination accepted
 
  
*'''Karen Rustad, Claremont'''
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*'''Cameron Parkins, USC'''
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
 
 
*'''Brendan Ballou, Columbia'''
 
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
** Nomination accepted
  
*'''Kevin Driscoll, MIT'''
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*'''Nelson Pavlosky, current board member'''
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
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**''Self-nominated''
** Nomination accepted
 
  
*'''Fred Benenson, NYU'''
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*'''Parker Phinney, Chadwick School'''
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
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**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
** Nomination accepted
 
  
 
*'''Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Columbia'''
 
*'''Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Columbia'''
 
**''Nominated by Brendan Ballou, Columbia''
 
**''Nominated by Brendan Ballou, Columbia''
** Nomination accepted
 
  
*'''Nicholas LaRacuente, Swarthmore'''
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*'''Karen Rustad, Claremont'''
**''Self-nominated''
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**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
** Nomination accepted
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** Bio:
 +
Karen Rustad is a senior Media Studies major at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. She is the founder and president of Free Culture 5C and a current member of the Board of directors. She likes webcomics, indie rock, and blueberries. She dislikes Internet Explorer, security theatre, and stand-up comedy.
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** Platform:
  
*'''Hani Morsi, The American University in Cairo'''
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The Board needs to put the new bylaws into effect by creating the two other official entities which the bylaws call for: the Coordinator and the Core Team.
**''Self-nominated''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
  
*'''Parker Phinney, Chadwick School'''
+
Students for Free Culture needs someone--the Coordinator in the bylaws--to handle all the administrivia and help coordinate grassroots volunteer efforts. I strongly believe that this position must be paid--while previously Nelson essentially filled this position, relying on there being a student volunteer willing and able to sacrifice their personal and academic life to make sure that everything that needs to be done gets done is neither sustainable nor realistic. Of course, in order to pay a Coordinator, we need money. Probably the first duty of the Board, working with the Core Team, will therefore be to work on grant applications. Once we have sufficient funds, we can then search for a suitable individual to be our Coordinator.
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
  
*'''Jan Hendrik Grahl, U Florida'''
+
The Core Team needs to exist much sooner. It is where the meat of Students for Free Culture work--organizing national campaigns, communicating with new chapters, updating our online presence, and so forth--should and will take place. The board should set up a rudimentary schedule, create agendas for the first core meetings, and encourage past and potential volunteers to attend, until the Core Team is up and running. It should also be made board policy that at least one board member attend each Core Team meeting, at least until the Coordinator is hired, to ensure that both branches know what the other is up to.
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
  
*'''Christopher Budnick, Northeastern'''
+
One priority I have for Students for Free Culture, for the Core Team to carry out, is to create a well-organized, complete collection of project and event packages to assist new chapters. Starting a chapter is hard. Starting a chapter on something as obscure as intellectual property policy is even harder. The central org should, as its number one goal, provide services to chapters in order to lower the barrier to chapter entry and increase the life expectancy of the average SFC chapter. Creating flyer templates, SFC pamphlets, multimedia packages, event checklists, and general advice and information would go a long way toward achieving this goal. Thus, in my interactions with the Core Team as a member of the board, I would encourage the Team to work on this 'activist packet' project.
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
 
 
*'''Cameron Parkins, USC'''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
  
*'''Christina Ducruet, Brown'''
 
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
 
** Nomination accepted
 
  
 
*'''Elizabeth Stark, Harvard'''
 
*'''Elizabeth Stark, Harvard'''
 
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
 
**''Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member''
** Nomination accepted
 
 
====Pending Confirmation====
 
(Deadline to confirm: 10/31, 11:59PM EDT)
 
 
*'''Luis Gustavo Lira, Peru'''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
 
  
*'''Christina Xu, Harvard'''
 
**''Tim Hwang, Harvard''
 
  
*'''Tim Hwang, Harvard'''
 
**''Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard''
 
  
 
===Quick Candidate Statistics===
 
===Quick Candidate Statistics===

Revision as of 17:38, 3 November 2007

Nominations to Run for the Board of Directors

In order to be a candidate for the board, nominees must either be a current member of an FC chapter or currently serving on the Board.

All nominees must provide a bio and a platform statement by e-mailing them to freedom@freeculture.org. Bios + platforms are due Sunday, November 4, at 11:59pm Eastern Time.

List of Nominees

(in alphabetical order, by last name)

  • Brendan Ballou, Columbia
    • Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard
  • Fred Benenson, NYU
    • Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard
  • Christopher Budnick, Northeastern
    • Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard
  • Kevin Driscoll, MIT
    • Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard
  • Christina Ducruet, Brown
    • Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member
  • Jan Hendrik Grahl, U Florida
    • Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member
  • Nicholas LaRacuente, Swarthmore
    • Self-nominated
  • Ben Mazer, Swarthmore College
    • Self-nominated
  • Hani Morsi, The American University in Cairo
    • Self-nominated
  • Cameron Parkins, USC
    • Nominated by Elizabeth Stark, Harvard
    • Nomination accepted
  • Nelson Pavlosky, current board member
    • Self-nominated
  • Parker Phinney, Chadwick School
    • Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member
  • Rajesh Ramakrishnan, Columbia
    • Nominated by Brendan Ballou, Columbia
  • Karen Rustad, Claremont
    • Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member
    • Bio:

Karen Rustad is a senior Media Studies major at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. She is the founder and president of Free Culture 5C and a current member of the Board of directors. She likes webcomics, indie rock, and blueberries. She dislikes Internet Explorer, security theatre, and stand-up comedy.

    • Platform:

The Board needs to put the new bylaws into effect by creating the two other official entities which the bylaws call for: the Coordinator and the Core Team.

Students for Free Culture needs someone--the Coordinator in the bylaws--to handle all the administrivia and help coordinate grassroots volunteer efforts. I strongly believe that this position must be paid--while previously Nelson essentially filled this position, relying on there being a student volunteer willing and able to sacrifice their personal and academic life to make sure that everything that needs to be done gets done is neither sustainable nor realistic. Of course, in order to pay a Coordinator, we need money. Probably the first duty of the Board, working with the Core Team, will therefore be to work on grant applications. Once we have sufficient funds, we can then search for a suitable individual to be our Coordinator.

The Core Team needs to exist much sooner. It is where the meat of Students for Free Culture work--organizing national campaigns, communicating with new chapters, updating our online presence, and so forth--should and will take place. The board should set up a rudimentary schedule, create agendas for the first core meetings, and encourage past and potential volunteers to attend, until the Core Team is up and running. It should also be made board policy that at least one board member attend each Core Team meeting, at least until the Coordinator is hired, to ensure that both branches know what the other is up to.

One priority I have for Students for Free Culture, for the Core Team to carry out, is to create a well-organized, complete collection of project and event packages to assist new chapters. Starting a chapter is hard. Starting a chapter on something as obscure as intellectual property policy is even harder. The central org should, as its number one goal, provide services to chapters in order to lower the barrier to chapter entry and increase the life expectancy of the average SFC chapter. Creating flyer templates, SFC pamphlets, multimedia packages, event checklists, and general advice and information would go a long way toward achieving this goal. Thus, in my interactions with the Core Team as a member of the board, I would encourage the Team to work on this 'activist packet' project.


  • Elizabeth Stark, Harvard
    • Nominated by Nelson Pavlosky, current board member


Quick Candidate Statistics

What do we know about the candidates who have been nominated and who have accepted? How diverse / representative is our lineup of candidates? (This should be moved to the page listing the official candidates once that page is created.)

There are 15 candidates so far. (There are no citations verifying this information, nor am I specifically noting who possesses the characteristics listed below.)

  • 4/15 of the candidates are self-nominated
  • 4/15 of the candidates have previously served on the board
  • 12/15 of the candidates are male
  • 3/15 of the candidates are female
  • 10/15 of the candidates are from schools in the northeast USA (1 is studying abroad)
  • 1/15 of the candidates are from schools in the southeast USA
  • 3/15 of the candidates are from schools on the west coast of the USA
  • 1/15 of the candidates are from schools outside of the USA
  • 13/15 of the candidates are from private schools (1 attends a public university but does not have a chapter there)
  • 4/15 of the candidates are graduate students
  • 10/15 of the candidates are undergraduate college students
  • 1/15 of the candidates is a high school student