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NSS acclaims prez, VP

The Nursing Science Society will install a new president and vice-president next Thursday.

Nathan Duyck, Nurs ’07, and Alex Harris, Nurs ’08, were notified on Nov. 10 of their acclamation as president and vice-president, respectively. Each was required to collect 10 nomination signatures from nursing students.

“Because we’re such a small faculty … it’s fairly easy for positions to be acclaimed because there’s only so many people,” Harris said. “This year we want to increase involvement in student government because although nurses look to the AMS, they look more to their profession—they’re stuck in the nursing bubble.”

Duyck said one of his goals this year is to strengthen the faculty society.

“We want to maximize the benefits that our constituents are getting from our society,” he said.

Harris added that the new NSS executive will encourage students to get involved in representation.

“Because nursing is a caring profession, people don’t think about nurses being in power,” she said. “We want to expose students more … to politics and they can hopefully carry it on to the working world so we can have a strong voice.”

NSS elections take place in November because most graduating students spend the last term of their final year working in the medical field.

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