The Observer

The Observer endorses candidates for USG executive elections

April 12, 2018

To be as fair as possible in choosing which candidates to endorse, The Observer’s Editorial Board chose a committee of staff members to interview all candidates running for Undergraduate Student Government (USG) executive positions, including those who are running unchallenged (Vice President of Diversity an...

USG Election Guide 2018: Priyal Chadha

USG Election Guide 2018: Priyal Chadha

April 12, 2018

Name: Priyal Chadha Year: Third-year Major: Economics and business management Pronouns: She/her/hers Relevant Experience: Five semesters on the University Student Government (USG) Finance Committee, three semesters as USG treasurer, Co-founder and previous Co-President of AMWHO Running for: Vice President of Fin...

USG Election Guide 2018: Morgan Wood

USG Election Guide 2018: Morgan Wood

April 12, 2018

Name: Morgan Wood Year: Third-year Major: Economics and art history Pronouns: She/her/hers Relevant Experience: I have spent three years in student government on the academic affairs, finance and public relations committees. I have also sat on the FSCUE Subcommittee on Academic Standing, and served as the...

USG Election Guide 2018: Hersh Bhatt

USG Election Guide 2018: Hersh Bhatt

April 12, 2018

Name: Hersh Bhatt Year: Second-year Major: Economics and finance Pronouns: He/him/his Relevant Experience: First Year Representative on Student Life Committee (2016-17), College of Arts and Science Representative on Student Life Committee (2017-18), Fall Elections Commissioner (Fall 2017) Running fo...

Matthew Bentley

Matthew Bentley

(VP of Information Technology)

April 4, 2016

Name: Matthew Bentley Year: Sophomore Major: Computer Science Running for: VP of Information Technology What are your plans for this position? Given that I filled in this position half way through the 2015-2016 school year, I will bring some much needed continuity to the office of VP of IT, and...

Tommy Pierre

Tommy Pierre (VP of Finance)

April 4, 2016

Name: Tommy Pierre Year: Sophomore Major: Mechanical Engineering Running for: VP of Finance What are your plans for this position? 1. Increase CDEP Card Usage One of the best things that has happened to USG Finance has been the implementation of the CDEP cards for clubs. While many club...

Lillian Trambley

Lillian Trambley (VP of Public Relations)

April 4, 2016

Name: Lillian Trambley Year: First Year Major: Macromolecular Engineering Running for: VP of Public Relations In what specific ways do you think USG could use better PR? I believe that it is very important to collaborate with other SEC organizations, specifically the University Media Board...

Brian Ward

Brian Ward (President)

April 4, 2016

Name: Brian Ward Year: Junior Major: English and Political Science Running for: President Why do you want this position? I aspire to be the President of the Undergraduate Student Government in order achieve two main goals: hold representatives of the USG accountable to our constituents and ...

Walter Huang

Walter Huang

(Chief Judicial Officer)

April 4, 2016

Name: Walter Huang Year: Junior Major: Computer science Running for: Chief Judicial Officer What are your plans for this position? The key to my policy is to reduce the time commitment need for USG so more students and student leaders could engage and represent. Our increasing demand in ti...

Matthew Newcomer

Matthew Newcomer (Chief Judicial Officer)

April 4, 2016

Name: Matthew Newcomer Year: Junior Major: Mechanical Engineering Running for: Chief Judicial Officer What are your plans for this position? As CJO, I would like to continue the work of my predecessor by ensuring that all members of USG are held to our standards, and that we abide by our...

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