UChicago Student Running From College Council
While the beginning of Spring Quarter has marked numerous announcements of ambitious students running for College Council, one student has decided to rival this long-standing tradition by running from College Council. Simon Jorgensen, a second year in The College, has been sprinting across the campus for over a week in hopes of avoiding the election entirely.
The origins of this activity are accidental. Jorgensen explained, “I started this initially as a joke. I would either see a poster in the quad or one of my friends would mention the campaigns and I would pretend to bolt.” However, Jorgensen started taking an earnest approach after college council students began to follow him in order to get his vote. Jorgensen explained, “College Council candidates are like an overly eager parent chaperonin
This has been both a physical and mental challenge for Jorgensen. In a close call, Jorgensen had to submerge himself in Botany Pond to avoid a relentless first year dressed in a sports coat explain ‘bipartisanship.’ Addi
Jorgensen said he has no plans to stop running until this election ends. He still is undecided at this time on whether to pursue legal action against the students who trespassed, but i