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Crossin to lead ’04 ‘The Shirt’ project

Andrew Thagard | Wednesday, December 10, 2003

Katie Crossin, a sophomore from Lewis Hall, has been selected as president of the 2004 “The Shirt” project.

Crossin succeeds junior Dave Brenner and will officially assume the post after being confirmed by the Student Senate during its meeting today.

Crossin was chosen after an extensive selection process. Eleven other students submitted preliminary applications, and five were chosen to participate in the second round, which included interviews conducted by Brenner, Claire Fadel, assistant student body treasurer, and Brian Coughlin, director of Student Activities.

“It was really difficult because all five people we interviewed were really good,” Brenner said. “We were impressed with them all.”

In the end, Crossin and her enthusiasm won out, Brenner said.

“Katie really exemplified the things we were looking for in a president – a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of confidence in the project,” he said.

Although she has not yet officially been named to the post, Crossin has already begun work on the project, including collecting and reviewing designs submitted by students.

“She’s very much in the thick of things already,” Brenner said.

Crossin said that she hopes to continue to build on the success that “The Shirt” has enjoyed in the past and promote the fact that profits from the project benefit charity.

Each year, revenue from “The Shirt” is split between Student Activities to be spent toward club allocations and “The Shirt” fund, which provides financial assistance for students facing unforeseen medical expenses and for rectors to use in aiding disadvantaged students.

Crossin would not reveal the content of designs submitted for the 2004 project or confirm that this upcoming season’s shirt will be green. She is confident, however, that the outcome will reflect the rich tradition of the project and commemorate its 15-year anniversary.

“We’ve got a good thing going,” she said. “We’re going to see where the design takes us.”