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

Celia Wan, News Editor

April 22, 2016

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

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

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 14, 2016

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...

Results of tobacco free referendum withheld for further review

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

April 14, 2016

Along with the ballots for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) elections last week, students also voted on a referendum on the possible tobacco-free campus policy. The full results, which have not been released, are currently under review by the USG Student Life Committee. A summary of the statistics...

USG hosts open forum on university’s tobacco-free proposal

Hunter Overstreet, Staff reporter

April 7, 2016

On Friday, April 1 in Strosacker Auditorium, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) hosted an open forum on the university’s proposed tobacco-free policies. Walking around to the less than 20 students in the auditorium, a USG representative handed out speaking cards to those interested in speaking...

The Observer endorses Gray, Goldberg for USG elections

Editorial Board

April 5, 2016

For the past several years, The Observer has endorsed candidates running for positions in the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) executive elections, which will run April 6th and 7th. Students can vote on OrgSync. Our endorsement committee was made of five select members of the Editorial Boa...

USG candidates for president, finance, academic affairs and student life debate

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

April 5, 2016

With the spring election for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) coming up this week, candidates for president and vice presidents of Student Life, Finance and Academic Affairs gathered on March 31st for an election debate. The debate started with candidates for Vice President of Academic Affairs....

Tobacco-free policy open to student input

Tobacco-free policy open to student input

Aquene Kimmel, News Editor

March 31, 2016

When the Faculty Senate voted to make campus tobacco-free in November of this year, many students objected, feeling their perspectives had been overlooked. Now, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is holding an open forum and a referendum to put student voice back into the conversation. On F...

USG holds first All Caucus Forum

Celia Wan, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2016

The time was 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24, and the location was the Student Organization Center at the Tinkham Veale University Center. Over 40 Undergraduate Student Government (USG) representatives from three different caucuses—the Caucus of College of Arts and Science, the Caucus of School of Engineering...

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