The Observer

USG works to better represent student body

Sophia Yakumithis, News Editor

March 2, 2018

Filed under News

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

Filed under News, Top Stories

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

Filed under News

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

Filed under News

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...

“Sparty” an accurate representation of Case’s social events

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2016

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Local Events, Music

Last Friday at Freiberger Field, Undergraduate Student Government (USG) hosted its annual “Sparty” as a welcome to not only new students, but for everyone to come together and get to know the organization. A surprise to no one, the event had a relatively small crowd consisting mainly of fresh...

Referendum results have USG remain neutral to the tobacco-free policy

Celia Wan, News Editor

April 22, 2016

Filed under Campus Insider, News

In the last Undergraduate Student Government (USG) General Assembly of this semester, a resolution was passed based on the recent tobacco-free referendum. Because no majority was achieved in two out of the three questions asked in the referendum, the General Assembly decided to remain neutral on the policy...

RHA, USG call for consolidation of housing rates

RHA, USG call for consolidation of housing rates

Jeniece Montellano, Social Media Editor

April 22, 2016

Filed under Campus Insider, News

This past Tuesday, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) approved a resolution put forth by the vice president and president of the Resident Housing Association (RHA) as well as the president and vice president of USG. This resolution, passed after its revision, addresses student concerns about current ...

Semester Grades

April 22, 2016

Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Case Western Reserve University students will be surprised to find that they earned at least one F this semester due to lack of participation. Despite the fact that the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) put an enormous amount of effort in encouraging student input on the tobacco-free policy, abo...

Student Sustainability Council passes two USG resolutions

Student Sustainability Council passes two USG resolutions

Srivatsan Uchani, Staff Reporter

April 15, 2016

Filed under Headlines, News, Top Stories

Campus may soon be losing plastic bottles and gaining sustainable energy. The Student Sustainability Council (SSC), an ad-hoc committee under the Undergraduate Student Government (USG), proposed two resolutions that were passed at the March 29 General Assembly meeting. Going forward, those two resolutions—A...

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