The Observer

Candidate Elishama Kanu

Candidate Elishama Kanu

April 7, 2015

In what ways do you think USG could use better PR?  "I think our student body is exceptionally passionate about change and improvement and gifted with analytical and problem-solving skills. However, I do not think USG is always effectively promoted as a tool to help students enact proper change. ...

Candidate Walter Huang

Candidate Walter Huang

April 7, 2015

What are your plans for this position? "My plan for the position would be expressed in two major parts: to create a more active Information Technology (IT) committee and incorporation of more student engagement, which corresponds to the ideal function of our committee-- to lead technological initia...

Candidate Sai Gandhe

April 7, 2015

What are your plans for this position? "As the Vice President of Information Technology I would like to establish better connections with the Information Technology Services (ITS) and Student Affairs IT administration so the students have a say in IT advancements and renovations on campus. I wou...

Candidate Nishant Uppal

Candidate Nishant Uppal

April 7, 2015

What projects are you hoping to pursue should you get the position that would directly affect the student body in the next year? "As Vice President of Academic Affairs, I hope to expand the accessibility of major and career resources on campus. Although the Career Center offers many resources online...

Candidate Arjun Gopinath

Candidate Arjun Gopinath

April 7, 2015

What projects are you hoping to pursue should you get the position that would directly affect the student body in the next year? "The projects that I intend to pursue are covered in my letter of intent. In brief, I aim to improve and ensure equal access to all academic resources to all students, re...

Candidate Xiaoyu Li

April 7, 2015

What are your plans for this position? "My overall goal for this position is to play a more active role in ensuring the effectiveness of USG. The Chief Judicial Officer (CJO) is in the unique position of being externally elected by the student body yet not a voting member of General Assembly (GA), m...

Candidate Salina Zhang

Candidate Salina Zhang

April 7, 2015

Why do you want this position? “I’ve just been really passionate about student life. I’ve been on campus for three years. I feel like I’m a very good person to represent and I can help to rally the whole student body and represent the campus well. I love getting feedback from the students, so...

Candidate Garretson Oester

Candidate Garretson Oester

April 7, 2015

Why do you want this position? “I think I’m the best candidate to make the change. I think student life in general needs more accessibility, more collaboration and more accountability. With the accessibility part, for instance, our meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays, no one is ever going to...

Candidate Barry Goldberg

Candidate Barry Goldberg

April 7, 2015

Why do you want this position? “The short answer is because I think it’s a place I can do a lot of good in trying to make the campus a better place. I think that, historically, USG hasn’t necessarily done enough with student life specifically. I’d like to change that. They have the ability...

Candidate Upashruti Agrawal

Candidate Upashruti Agrawal

April 7, 2015

Why do you want this position? “I’ve been in USG for two years now in finance. Over those two years I’ve gotten to know a lot of what finance does. For me, I just love working with student groups. I spend a lot of time in the office just sitting there and answering questions when they come i...

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