USG Brief

Noora Somersalo, Student Affairs Reporter

The General Assembly of Case Western Reserve University’s Undergraduate Student Government convened in Toepfer Room in Adelbert Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The meeting began with a presentation on the new Tinkham Veale University Center given by Steve Campbell, the vice president of facilities and planning, and university architect Joann Brown. Campbell took the assembly on a virtual tour of the center, while Brown elaborated on the various functions of the facility by displaying the blueprints of the building.

The GA continued with another presentation. Dayna Einheit, resident dietitian for Bon Appétit, briefly introduced new reforms in the company’s wellness program.

She mainly explained the meaning of the new well-being indicators that now appear next to the menus in Fribley and Leutner. Einheit also noted that as the year progresses, the well-being indicators might be implemented into use at Grab-It and Bag-It.

The assembly then inaugurated the new first-year representatives. Sophomores Justin Beckman and Daniel Janini were elected to be the two new representatives for the College of Arts and Sciences caucus. There were no nominations for the engineering and nursing caucuses.

The assembly passed bills B. 22-03 and B. 22-04 with 97 percent and 79 percent affirmation, respectively. The former bill recognized two new student organizations, Competitive Speech Team and Case Western Advocates for Cleveland Health, and re-recognized five organizations that were previously recognized but had failed to submit re-recognition documents to USG.

The latter bill concerned USG’s rolling funding. Colin Williams, vice president of finance, disclosed that out of the total of $7,340.65 CWRU organizations requested in funding, $4,234.57 was allocated. There were disagreements among the members of the assembly about the funding allotted to the CWRU Fencing Club.

Parliamentarian Taylor Gladys introduced seven nominees for the Judicial Board. However, the election was postponed until the next GA as there were disagreements over the number of members that should be on the board.