Friday, January 20, 2012

Bipartisanship – Our Students live it!

“Bipartisanship” is a word that we all hear quite often when a conversation about politics takes place. But when I heard that for the second year in a row that our chairman of the College Republicans (Zach Watkins) and the president of the College Democrats (Sean Miller) live in the same townhouse, even I thought that was pretty unique. Even the secretaries of both organizations (Andrea Carlson and Michelle Tuma) are roommates in Lincoln Residence Hall. After watching the video on the UIS website, it’s pretty easy to surmise that our leaders in Washington and here in state government in Springfield could learn a thing or two from our students.

I always knew we were leaders in public affairs and government, why wouldn’t we be leaders in practicing bipartisanship (or at least civility). Our students literally live it!