Tag: new chapter

19
Jan

SSDP Welcomes Northwestern University Chapter!

SSDP at Northwestern is the newest addition to our diverse Midwest chapter network. This week I was able to catch up with chapter leader Frances Fu about her involvement with SSDP. This is what she has to say about her experience so far. SSDP: How did you hear about SSDP?  Frances: I heard about SSDP from James Kowalsky, the president of

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13
Jan

University of Southern California Joins SSDP Chapter Network

Name: Steven Hwang and Alex Norby School: University of Southern California Major: BA Human Performance & BA Political Science Chapter Position: Co-Founders SSDP: How did you hear about SSDP? Steven and Alex: I heard about SSDP during my sophomore year (2010) when Prop 19 was gaining momentum in California. I was determined to get involved and a few students on campus

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11
Jan

Announcing Western Washington University SSDP!

This week, our newest chapter at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA became officially recognized by their university administration. After ending an 8 month struggle to get their chapter recognized and off the ground, this is what chapter leader Matt Hilliard has to say about his experience. Name: Matthew Hilliard School: Western Washington University Major: Political Science Chapter Position: Chapter Coordinator   SSDP: How did you hear

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21
Dec

SSDP Welcomes Two New Chapters This Week

We’re excited to announce the two newest additions to our chapter network this week. Welcome to the team, Manchester University and Ohio State University SSDP chapters! Manchester University SSDP Currently the only SSDP chapter in the state of Indiana, Manchester College SSDP is holding their own in the Hoosier state. Lead by Phil Keim, a Sophomore getting his degree in Peace Studies, this chapter just got

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2
Dec

SSDP Welcomes Virginia Tech Chapter!

Virginia Tech is our newest official chapter! They join the fight alongside VCU, Radford, NVCC, UMW, GMU, and UVA Law, expanding and strengthening our chapter network in Virginia. I spoke with chapter leader Tom Magjuka about his experience so far and his plans for the chapter moving forward;   How did you hear about SSDP? I honestly can’t remember how I found out about SSDP. I used

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30
Nov

SSDP Welcomes Our Newest Chapter, Florida International University

It is with great honor that I present to you SSDP’s newest chapter, Florida International University! I spoke with rockstar chapter leader Laura Gonzalez about her experience so far and her aspirations moving forward.   How did you hear about SSDP? I first heard about SSDP when I met Alfred Kilzi (University of Miami chapter president) at a candle light vigil

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23
Nov

SSDP welcomes our newest high school chapter, Highland Park High!

Congratulations to our newest SSDP chapter at Highland Park High School in New Jersey! The chapter’s founder, Oscar Lee was recently informed that his chapter would be recognized by his high school, a great victory for young people across the country. Oscar Lee has been a rockstar since day one, getting his group off the ground and working with his

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18
Nov

SSDP Welcomes The University of Alabama Chapter!

The University of Alabama chapter, led by sophomore Matt Larkin, is SSDP’s newest addition and first official chapter in Alabama! I interviewed Matt about his experience so far and his vision for the chapter moving forward.     How did you hear about SSDP? I have always been interested in our nation’s incessant “war on drugs” and the more I learned,

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11
Nov

The Linn State SSDP Saga

As our chapter prepares for the first ever Students for Sensible Drug Policy event on our campus, I reflect on the cause of events that sparked our motivation. This semester, Linn State Technical College demanded that every incoming student submit to an unconstitutional drug test to remain a registered student. Along with student’s having their Fourth Amendment infringed upon, also

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28
Sep

SSDP welcomes our newest chapter, the University of Maryland School of Law!

Our newest chapter at the University of Maryland School of Law has just been approved and it is my honor to welcome them to the family! As one of our graduate school chapters, UMD Law joins the ranks of Georgetown University Law, George Washington University Law, University of DC School of Law, University of Virginia School of Law, University of California Hastings and Lewis and Clark Law School.  

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11
Apr

New Chapter Spotlight: Lewis & Clark College

One of SSDP’s newest chapters, Lewis & Clark College located in Portland, OR, has jumped right into forming an active student group with a focus on reforming Oregon’s marijuana laws. One thing I been incredibly impressed with is chapter founder Christopher Van Putten’s enthusiasm and his ability to get the Lewis & Clark chapter officially recognized and up in running in just

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8
Apr

2 brand new SSDP chapters now on the map!

We’re excited to announce the two newest additions to our chapter network this week. Welcome to the team, GWU Law and Wheaton SSDP! The George Washington University Law School – Washington, DC (Mid-Altantic Region) Kellen Ruscinello is currently pursuing his JD/MPH degrees as a 2nd year student at GWU Law. Since 2010, he has served as President of the GW Student Association for Drug Law Reform, which was re-chartered

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28
Mar

3 new SSDP chapters

We’re proud to welcome new officially established SSDP chapters at Louisiana State University – Shreveport, University of Houston – Clear Lake, and University of Pittsburgh this week! Read more about each new group and the student leaders who founded them. Louisiana State University – Shreveport Shreveport, LA – Southern Region The LSUS Student News covered the newly created chapter, watch an excerpt of the video

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26
Jan

3 new SSDP Chapter Leaders

Announcing the latest additions to SSDP’s chapter network; we’re proud to add the following three new chapters to the map! Daytona State College – Daytona Beach, FL (Southern Region) When Patrick Moo called our office for the first time at the beginning of December, he was already ahead of the game. He was already in the process of starting a chapter at

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21
Jan

2 new SSDP chapters

With students going back to school, it’s certainly been a busy week for student drug policy reform! As administrators get back to work as well, two more SSDP chapters have gained official student group approval from their schools, and now we’re excited to welcome Tufts University and Utah State University to our chapter network. Tufts University Boston, MA (Northeast Region) Alex Baskin heard about SSDP in

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