Former SGA president refuses to leave

Former SGA President Steve Glickman just can’t seem to leave the campus.

Glickman, who served as president from 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, graduated last spring with a degree in political science. It seemed after two years of hearing his name everywhere, Glick was finally moving on to bigger and better things.

Apparently, he wasn’t quite ready to say goodbye.

Glickman is back on the campus for a second semester pursuing a master’s degree in public policy, economics and international security studies. He’s also completing his Graduate Assistantship with University Police, handling their social media and vamping up student outreach.

It’s a little strange University Police have entrusted him with a position focusing on student relations, given Glickman’s strained relations with students after he gave priority tickets to a men’s basketball game against Duke to some members of the SGA. The tickets were intended for die-hard Terp fans who wait in line hours before a game. Glickman was later seen on ESPN, cheering from the front row of Comcast Center at the most anticipated game of the season.

He then changed his story to The Diamondback repeatedly, claiming for several days that no SGA members had been given any of the 100 priority tickets. Ironically enough, social media — the very thing Glickman has been charged with handling for University Police — ultimately helped prove he was being less than honest: former SGA Director of Governmental Affairs Summer Raza posted a Facebook picture of herself at the game with a caption that read, “Senior year…Duke Game…Friends…Behind ESPN…Love it!! Best night EVER!!”

 According to Diamondback reporter Erin Egan, who walked around with University Police after this year’s Duke game Wednesday night, Glickman has proven to be an effective assistant, despite his past indiscretions: He live-tweeted the game for the @UMPD Twitter account (clearly, the go-to site for all avid sports fans wanting instant updates); he shook hands with University President Wallace Loh; he charged his phone in Capt. Marc Limansky’s car; and, perhaps most importantly, ate a piece of pizza.

Good to know he’s being put to good use.

–Lauren Redding

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