Crossed Wires

I would like to apologize for the misunderstanding at the February 9th CSU council meeting.

My anger was in no way directed towards the students. Before I spoke, I asked the chair if I could address CSU executive, Morgan Pudwell. The reason why I was so upset with her saying “the volunteers are doing your job,” is because, for the past few weeks, I’ve been in and out of the CSU office and I have seen her personally many times. She never mentioned the heavy workload involved with WHALE. I felt that during the meeting, her goal was to make the councilors and her own fellow executives look bad, potentially to advance her own personal agenda.

Again, my anger had nothing to do with the student volunteers. I also spoke to a few of them to thank them for their hard work.

When I said “I had no idea what it was about,” I was not referring to the Special General Meeting. I was referring to an incident that happened earlier on that day. But I guess when you omit chunks of dialogue, you can get someone to sound whichever way you choose.

Another thing I would like to address is being referred to as “non-entities in the community.”

I would like to remind you of that incident in your office two weeks ago. Had you bothered to look up from your computer you might have remembered me. Yeah, you’re not to pleasant yourself. Good thing I was interviewed by the more reputable Concordia newspaper, for they like us non-entities.

Had you had done your homework properly before critiquing me, or very well listened when someone was talking to you, you would have found out that I am the VP Internal of the National Society of Black Engineers, NSBE, as well as the risk management chair in Delta Phi Epsilon sorority. I’m so much of a non-entity that I was asked to run for president of NSBE and encouraged to run for an executive position on the Engineering and Computer Science Association. But don’t worry I’m packing for the wilderness.

—Tamara Gordon,
CSU Councillor Engineering

This article originally appeared in The Link Volume 31, Issue 25, published March 8, 2011.

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