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SEC decides on allocations for next semester

Julia Bianco, News Editor

March 26, 2015

The Student Executive Council (SEC) decided how they will allocate the Student Activities Fee (SAF) for the fall semester. The SEC is made up of the umbrella organizations on campus, including the president and finance chairs of Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the University Program Board...

Property Management Apartments reopen for upperclassmen housing

Julia Bianco, News Editor

March 19, 2015

Due to student complaints, the university has decided to reopen 80 upperclassmen housing spots in the Property Management Apartments for the 2015-2016 school year. The decision, which was released by the Office of Residence Life and Services to the student body on Feb. 26, was influenced by the work...

Proposed diversity council presents before SEC

Julia Bianco, News Editor

March 7, 2015

The proposed Undergraduate Diversity Council (UDC) presented their plan to join the Student Executive Council (SEC) at the organization’s March 5 meeting. After receiving feedback and answering questions from the other boards, it was decided that they would vote at the March 19 meeting on whether or ...

Diversity board, proposals for structural change to be discussed at March 5 SEC meeting

Julia Bianco, News Editor

March 3, 2015

Transparency, representation and fairness are going to be at the forefront of this Thursday’s meeting of the Student Executive Council, where the discussion of whether to add a new board to represent diversity groups will finally come to a public forum. In addition, two proposals for drastically c...

USG pushes for diversity with new oath of inclusion

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 20, 2015

Following the #webelonghere movement and last semester’s push for diversity initiatives on campus, the Undergraduate Student Government is creating an oath of inclusion, a student-generated document that would help to educate new students on Case Western Reserve University’s values. “It’s a very...

Break away

Break away

Julia Bianco, News Editor

February 19, 2015

In 20 years, junior Brittany Chung and senior Precious Amoako want to be able to come back to Case Western Reserve University and say that they improved the campus. Their project: creating a new board on the Student Executive Council (SEC) for cultural groups, who are currently lumped under the Undergraduate...

SEC begins deliberations on student activities fee allocations

Kushagra Gupta, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2015

The Student Executive Council (SEC) came together for the first time this semester to review their budgets for the upcoming spring semester. The budgets are determined by the Student Activities Fee (SAF), approximately $156 per semester that each student pays on top of tuition. The money is divided between...

USG deliberates on campus life improvement grants

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2015

Late last semester, the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) opened applications for Student Life Improvement Grants (SLIGs), which allow students and groups to apply for funding for long-term campus improvement projects. Currently, the USG executive committee had accepted only one SLIG application,...

Campus insider

Julia Bianco, News Editor

January 30, 2015

Each week, The Observer will sit down with an important member of campus administration or a CWRU organization to get an inside look This week, we talked to the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) vice president of finance, Chippy Kennedy. On the new PDF reimbursement process A new update to th...

Mass funding by the numbers

December 5, 2014

Each semester, USG allocates funding to each of the student groups through a process called mass funding. Student groups submit their budgets, which USG first narrows down to fit within their funding guidelines (the “ideal” number). Then, they make cuts across the board to allocate within their own...

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