The Observer

Student body elects USG President, Maya Rao

Student body elects USG President, Maya Rao

Sophia Yakumithis, Director of Print

April 27, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Last week, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held its elections for the 2018-2019 academic year. Third-year chemistry major Maya Rao took the top executive position, president, by a 53.76 percent win. She hopes to “steer the organization in a positive direction over the course of the [2018-...

USG supports CUE, funds campus organizations

Brian Schnell, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


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The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is working on a resolution with the Commission on the Undergraduate Experience (CUE) report to enhance the undergraduate experience. Additionally, USG’s Finance Committee recently worked on Mass Funding, which endows campus organizations and clubs with fi...

Dramatic USG meeting turns down controversial resolution

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

April 13, 2018


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The tone of the Undergraduate Student Government’s (USG) April 10 General Assembly (GA) meeting was set by a staged walkout in protest of an unarmed security guard being present in Adelbert Hall. Later on, the Assembly voted down on introducing a controversial resolution which has been widely debated...

Controversial resolution shakes up USG, student body

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

April 6, 2018


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Resolution 27-04, the controversial bill written by Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Treasurer, Tim O’Shea, and third-year student and former USG member Andrew Thompson, calls on the university to divest from all holdings with companies involved with occupation of the Gaza Strip and West Bank....

USG advocates transgender rights, proposes controversial resolution

Brian Schnell and Sophia Yakumithis

March 30, 2018


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This semester, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) continues to work on new resolutions to improve student experiences on campus. Most recently, USG has passed a resolution it hopes will promote a safe, welcoming campus environment for transgender students. Various representatives are also working...

USG works to better represent student body

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

March 2, 2018


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With the Spring 2018 semester almost halfway over, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is managing various projects and initiatives that have been a work in progress throughout the academic year. USG Student Body President Ivy Petsinger said the Initiative Tracker, an online tool which USG...

USG Feedback Friday expands reach

USG Feedback Friday expands reach

Hilda Yang, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2016


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Every Friday around noon, USG representatives set up a table at the Sears Building, hand out surveys to students and answer questions regarding USG and its current projects. Led by the USG Public Relations Committee, Feedback Friday has been implemented for years and recently expanded and developed to gain ...

Provost considers granting credits for experiential learning

Tian Yang, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2016


Filed under Campus Insider, News

Experiential learning is a studying process in which students attend activities, analyze their experiences and learn from their own choices. As experiential learning gains more and more attention, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is working with the Provost Commission on Undergraduate Experience (CU...

USG conducts first SEC budget audit

Chris Nguyen, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016


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The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) Finance Committee has recently completed an audit, noting and grading the finances of the seven Student Executive Council (SEC) boards. This is the first audit ever conducted for the SEC boards, completed in response to the introduction of the new SEC Constitution las...

Transparency? An inquiry on the new SEC constitution

Eamon Sheehan, Contributing Reporter

September 30, 2016


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Tuition, by most accounts, is seen as both a smart investment in one’s future and a monolithic financial commitment. While the primary goal of tuition payment is to gain an education, students are developing expectations of what the money they pay to the university should go to outside the classroom. Ev...

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