The Observer

USG conducts first SEC budget audit

Chris Nguyen, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016

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...

Referendum result confirms SEC overhaul

Celia Wan, News Editor

April 22, 2016

The work towards structural reform of the Student Executive Council (SEC), which was first brought up in the spring of 2015, has now concluded. The referendum for the new SEC constitution ended on Wednesday, April 20. With 88 percent student approval, the SEC will implement its new constitution in Fall 20...

SEC overhaul heading to referendum

The task force created an infographic to explain the basics of the reforms.

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

April 5, 2016

At 1 a.m. on Friday, April 1, two large rooms in Thwing Center were filled with students for very different reasons. In the Jolly Scholar, students were celebrating the end of a long week. In an office in the basement, more than twenty students were putting the finishing touches on a long year of planning...

UDC settles in, has new projects underway

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

March 18, 2016

This week on Campus Insider, we sat down with Brittany Chung, the President of the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC), to talk about the organization’s progress since they were voted into the Student Executive Council (SEC) by student referendum last April. Communication among SEC org...

Let’s not further complicate student group funding

Each current umbrella group at the SEC level would correspond to the following pillars in the proposed plan. Other than University Media Board, all umbrellas correspond to more than one pillar, making the proposed reform overly complicated.

March 18, 2016

We drew a diagram (above) displaying the proposed Student Executive Council (SEC) restructure plan. Are you a bit confused by it? Because we were at first. The SEC Reform Task Force shouldn’t offer the current overly complex proposal to the SEC on March 31. The Editorial Board believes that the...

Student group funding structure considers drastic rehaul

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia

February 26, 2016

It’s past midnight, and 20 plus students have just finished allocating the hundreds of thousands of dollars that will be spent this semester to define student life on campus. The three plus hour process, not uncommon for the Student Executive Council’s (SEC) allocation meeting, entails the largest...

Uncapped: SEC removes ban on student groups purchasing alcohol with Student Activity Fee money

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

November 13, 2015

After being debated in the Student Executive Council (SEC) and a committee created just for this issue, a bylaw against student organizations using the allocations made by SEC to purchase alcohol has been voted out by a margin of 10-3. The chair of that committee, third-year student and Vice President...

Task Force Committee Reviews SEC Structure

Celia Wan, Contributing Reporter

November 6, 2015

Early this semester, the Student Executive Council (SEC) announced the establishment of a Task Force Committee, marking a series of evaluations and prospective reforms of current SEC structure. Since then, the committee has undertaken weekly discussions and will soon present the first draft of its mission...

SEC determines Spring 2016 budget

Kalli Schumacher, Contributing Reporter

October 23, 2015

Last April the Case Western Reserve University student body voted in the Undergraduate Diversity Collaborative (UDC) as a new umbrella organization under the Student Executive Council (SEC). Next semester, it will be receiving its first financial allocation as an SEC group. This allocation will come...

Taskforce created to enact SEC reforms

Adithi Iyengar, Copy Editor

September 25, 2015

In order to better engage the student population and various organizations, the Student Executive Council (SEC) of Case Western Reserve University plans to evaluate its present structure and is thinking of various reforms. To discuss and enact these reforms, the SEC is creating a committee called...

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