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Grace Deng ’23
To me, College Government was a cryptid. Did anyone know what they did? Because, as a
first-year, I did not. CG was an urban legend. It was mostly out of your mind, but sometimes people
would report a sighting of it rubbing shoulders with a student here, an org there – then it slinks back into the shadows of Wellesley College.
It’s undeniable that CG handles a humongous load of work to serve as our representatives, but there are so many details behind the scenes that the general student body just doesn’t know. Not to say that it’s being purposely hidden, but there is a strange disconnect in the information flow.
As Secretary-Treasurer, I will do my utmost to increase communication between CG and the
student body by having increased social media usage. Presence is difficult to use, and emails are
overwhelming. The fact is that sibs use social media much more for updates and information, including
Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Furthermore, through these platforms, it is much easier to gain
feedback from sibs and encourage a space for discussion, all the while promoting transparency for CG.
I believe that my experience as secretary for Wellesley’s Equestrian Club allowed me to become
well-versed in sending out meeting notes to members. It also taught me how to practice efficient
communication between e-board and members, as well as communication between the club and
entities outside of the college. My internship experience also taught me how to deal with financial
assets and create a fundraising campaign, which I believe will help me in managing the CG budget and
I truly think that it is important to increase the communication between CG and Wellesley’s orgs and student body, and I believe that I am up to the task. Though my experience is still limited, I believe that I have already developed strong skills to help me in this role, and I will work hard to excel in this position.
Thank you for your consideration!
Thayer Wilson ’23
First and foremost, in tandem with the Native American Student Association, I would
like to acknowledge that Wellesley is built on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of
the Massachusett Tribe. I encourage the Wellesley community to read and sign the demands of
our Indigenous peers, which were widely disseminated through email by the current Community
Organizing and Inclusion Liaison officer.
The past few months have been a time of reflection for many of us. Whether we have
been contemplating the pandemic, abolitionist thought, or just figuring out how to pay for classes
this semester, I know Wellesley students have been thinking critically about the world around us.
Personally, the marches, protests, and vigils that marked my summer led me to one central
question: How will I be of service to my community?
The answer has manifested itself in various ways on campus. When I lived on East Side,
it meant serving on Freeman’s HoCo as secretary-elect, diligently attending meetings and taking
minutes. Currently, I am engaging with my Black peers on campus as Ethos’ ALANA
Representative, helping integrate incoming students and reaching out to current applicants. I am
also a work study student, holding a Lock-Out/Rides List job, as well as a Dining Hall job. If
elected, I hope to serve my larger Wellesley community as Secretary Treasurer, where I will
manage the attendance, minutes, and finances of the Senate.
As a resident of Walenisi, the college’s first voluntary Black living space, I hope to
approach the SecTreas role with a diverse background and mindset. I would aim to use my
position as the chair of the Communications Committee to generate new ways to bring
marginalized groups on campus into the fold of College Government. Service and accountability
are intertwined, so in regards to the CG Expense Report, I will work collaboratively and honestly
with my peers to present our spending to the Senate. Should any questions arise regarding the
report, I encourage my fellow students to reach out to me with their concerns at
I look forward to getting through this odd semester with you all, thank you for privileging
me with your time and consideration.