This is Jamal Sowell. I still keep in touch with James Argento, and I have seen some of your webcast and your blogs. Though I may disagree with you in many issues, I do applaud you for what you are doing. In one webcast you said that you were going to focus more on national issues rather than student government. I beg to differ. I think you should keep focusing on student government to keep the FUTURE leaders of Florida accountable. You were correct when you said that Student Government was like a fraternity. Many of the members stay in touch after the years and go on to do great things. For example Chris Dorworth, SB president in 1997 was just elected to state house. The Florida Speaker of the House designate Dean Cannon was SB pres in 1991, and US Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz was SG Senate President.
I think you should keep doing what you are doing in regards to having a constant dialog about the issues at UF. This is a chance for you to shape the future of the state. I have moved on for UF and have lived in Several different states since I left, and I do not keep up to date with the issues so I do not plan to get involved in the discussion but what you are doing is a great thing. I wish there something like your blog when I was in SG. I hope all is well.
Jamal Sowell, M.Ed