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Student government passes the torch

Kristen Durbin | Monday, April 16, 2012


As students scramble to write final papers, study for exams and enjoy the last weeks of the spring semester, Notre Dame’s 2012-2013 student government is already hard at work after entering office April 1.

Student body president Brett Rocheleau took the reins from his predecessor, Pat McCormick, in stepping up from his position as student body vice president following the 2011-2012 term.

ND Minute talked to McCormick and Rocheleau about the accomplishments of their administration, its legacy and their hopes for the future of student government at Notre Dame. McCormick, a senior, also reflected on his time as student body president as a part of his overall Notre Dame experience.

Rocheleau and student body vice president Katie Rose told us about their goals and plans for the upcoming school year, some of which build on the work he and McCormick strived for during their tenure.

Rocheleau and Rose will focus on unifying the diverse Notre Dame community through a variety of means, especially at the residence hall level. They also hope to implement more practical reforms on campus, as well as continue to advocate for students.