With a platform of student outreach, USG senator and presidential candidate Zachary Ogle ’15 called for a focus on best serving the needs of the student body at the USG presidential debate on Wednesday.
The USG Senate and class governments could become two independent bodies if the Senate passes several amendments in its upcoming meetings. The proposed amendments were discussed and written jointly by the class governments and members of the Senate, USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 said.
Current USG president Shawon Jackson ’15 is running for reelection unopposed, chief elections manager Rachel Nam ’15 announcedWednesdayin an email sent to the undergraduate student body by Jackson. “I’ve really enjoyed being USG president this past year, and I’m excited to serve in the position again,” Jackson said.
Changes could be coming to the University’s final examinations period.USG Academics Committee chair Dillon Sharp ’14 presented a series of recommendations for the final examinations period to the Faculty Committee on Examinations and Standing on Friday.
U-Council Chair Elan Kugelmass ’14 proposed creating a three-member “USG Transparency Committee” at the weekly USG meeting on Sunday evening. Responding to criticisms he said he’d received from students about how many of the USG’s projects take place outside of the Senate meetings, he said the proposed three-member committee would be an “experiment” with the role of distributing USG information to students who request it. The role of the committee would not overlap with that of Richard Lu ’16, who currently serves as the USG communications director, Kugelmass said.
The USG Academics Committee will discuss the concerns expressed by students and faculty regarding fall semester final examinations with the Committee on Examinations and Standing on Friday, USG members decided at a weekly meeting on Sunday night.
The USG has approved a $65,000 funding request from the Social Committee for the fall Lawnparties, according to USG president Shawon Jackson ’15. The request was officially approved on July 17 by vote conducted over e-mail, since the entirety of the student government was not able to meet in person, he explained. According to Jackson, the funding will cover the costs of the main act and supplies needed for the event. This figure is slightly higher than the $60,000 approved for last spring's Lawnparties but slightly lower than the $70,000 approved for the spring 2012 and fall 2012 Lawnparties, according to figures provided by Jackson. Lawnparties is scheduled to take place onSept.15.
BY DAN SANTORO From across campus yesterday, here are our favorite April Fools' pranks: Terrace sends an email to sophomore members informing them that they will need to participate in a week-long bicker process at the end of April to reduce the overcrowding.