The Observer

This semester USG lives up to motto: “Students first”

November 21, 2014

In the 2005 animated movie “Robots,” there was a mantra repeated by several characters: “See a need, fill a need.” This semester, The Observer staff thinks that the Undergraduate Student Government has taken this phrase to heart. Students choosing their fall classes from the hundreds of classes...

USG designs syllabus database to help students with course registration

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

November 21, 2014

The Undergraduate Student Government wants to make course registration easier. With the new syllabus database, created by the Academic Affairs subcommittee, students can look through a resource bank of syllabi for a number of undergraduate courses. “You hear from upperclassman, this class is hard,...

Veale removes towel charge

Julia Bianco, News Editor

November 21, 2014

The $40 towel fee is no more. The policy, which required students to pay $40 per year for a locker rental in order to borrow a towel while working out at the Veale Center, has faced backlash from students since its institution in July. “This is a service for students,” said Jacob Ma, vice president...

Where does your meal swipe money go?

Where does your meal swipe money go?

Anastazia Vanisko, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014

We break down where your meal swipe money actually goes.

USG mass funding applications due Nov. 22

Miriam Ridge, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2014

The deadline for submitting budgets to the Undergraduate Student Government is fast approaching. Students that are registered with OrgSync and recognized by USG have until 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 22 to create and submit a budget for mass funding for the spring 2015 semester to USG’s OrgSync page. The...

USG opens applications for Student Life Improvement Grants

Julia Bianco, News Editor

November 14, 2014

The Undergraduate Student Government is opening up applications for Student Life Improvement Grants (SLIGs). The SLIGs are given to members of the CWRU community who have a project that they believe will provide long-term benefits to the student body. The SLIGs come from rollover money from last semester,...

USG works out contract to cover TVUC ballroom reservation fees

Julia Bianco, News Editor

November 14, 2014

Student groups looking to make use of the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom will be happy to hear about the Undergraduate Student Government’s latest announcement. With a recent proposal approved by the Student Executive Council, USG has created a contract that will allow student groups to use...

New Spirit Wall up and ready for posting

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2014

The Spirit Wall is back. Previously located behind Thwing Center, it was taken down due to the construction of the Tinkham Veale University Center. However, it’s back now, and larger than ever before. “The purpose of the Spirit Wall, in my eyes, is a venue for student organizations and groups...

USG opening new store on Tapingo

Sruthi Meka, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014

The Undergraduate Student Government will be opening a new store on Tapingo for student organizations to use to help facilitate and maximize sales. Tapingo is a popular mobile application that allows students to place orders for on-campus restaurants, including the L3 Grill and Denny’s All-Nighter....

An unknown problem of staggering proportions

Andrew Breland and Jacob Martin

October 2, 2014

Last year, students were denied access to Senior Week events. The planning committee failed to purchase enough tickets due to a lack of funds. A similar problem occurs every year in Undergraduate Student Government when mass funding requests are denied. The funding for these and other activities comes...

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