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Gillian Seaman

Issue date: 3/6/09 Section: News
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Tuesday night's Undergraduate Student Government General Assembly began with an announcement by adviser Colleen Barker-Williamson.

"I know this a very stressful week for you all," she stated, and urged them to "be a little concerned about your health this week," before passing out survival packages to all representatives.

Vice president of Student Life Ali Hasanali announced that representatives from the Student Life Committee met with Charlie Austin from Access Services to discuss temporary parking passes. Hasanali stated that the representatives should expect "a very favorable outcome" and that a resolution would be forthcoming.

Freshman Adam DeGuire commented on the proposal: "If I borrow my parents' car, it's a lot better than a ticket. But I don't want to pay $600 for a pass. I would definitely buy a temporary one."

Hasanali asked for further submissions to the Student Life Guide to University Policy and Social Services on the USG website.

The recurrent Internet outages were explained by vice president of IT Nicole Hofert. According to Hofert, the KSL data center is now complete, but now, Crawford data storage is beginning.

"The reason there were outages was because there were mislabeled cords," Hofert said. She also stated that there will likely still be some outages, and explained that the work had not been done during the summer due to vendors' schedules and was not a result of incompetence or poor planning on behalf of the CWRU administration.

Representative Claire Hamman of the Student Life committee introduced General Assembly Resolution R. 18-11. The resolution, "A Recommendation to Use Pervious Concrete in Future Campus Construction Projects," calls for the university's grounds crew to use pervious concrete when replacing or constructing new walkways. Pervious concrete is considered much safer than regular concrete, as it prevents ice buildup on its surface. Furthermore, it can also be recycled at the end of its lifecycle (20-40 years) and has the lowest lifecycle cost option available for paving. However, due to format complications, the resolution was referred back to committee.

In addition, for the umpteenth time since the semester began, USG held elections to fill positions. Katie Wikins won over Nick Furlani for the School of Engineering position.

Over a thousand people have taken the plus/minus grading referendum, providing the Academic Affairs committee with invaluable information to present to the Faculty Senate. In addition, the USG Public Relations committee has made a USG Twitter account that will be updated by vice president of Public Relations Bruce Douglas, to better facilitate the flow of information across campus.
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