Julia Dressel '17 resigns as SA vice president-elect in campus-wide email

by The Dartmouth Senior Staff | 6/7/15 6:54am

Student Assembly vice president-elect Julia Dressel '17 announced today in a brief email to campus that she will be stepping down from her position.

In a few sentences, Dressel notified the student body of her resignation and wished the Assembly well for the coming year, calling her decision an "extremely difficult" one.

"These past few weeks have shown me that I cannot commit myself to this team," she wrote. "And Dartmouth deserves a leader that can fully commit her or himself."

Dressel was elected in April along with Student Assembly president-elect Frank Cunningham '16, and the two ran on the platform, "We Can't Stop."

This announcement follows controversy after a video showed Cunningham yelling at a student protester during a Black Lives Matter demonstration outside of Kappa Delta Epsilon sorority's annual Derby event earlier this term. A petition calling for Cunningham's resignation, created in response to the events in the video, garnered 546 signatures.

Addendum (June 7, 2015):

The Assembly announced in anothercampus-wide email that Dari Seo '16 will replace Dressel as vice president. Seo, the email said, was nominated after "much deliberation." Seo served as the Class of 2016 Class Council vice president and has also been an undergraduate advisor and an International Student Association executive member.