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      New USG president to be chosen tonight: Douglas or Pinder

      Naveed H. Ahmad

      Issue date: 4/10/09 Section: News
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      Voting for the 2009-2010 class of Undergraduate Student Government at Case Western Reserve University began at 8 a.m. yesterday morning, and the polls close just before midnight tonight. Hence, the power of chief executive officer, or president, of USG will formally change hands, headlining the end of a spring campaign season that began last Thursday.

      The presidential race is between two undergraduate students, junior management major Bruce Douglas and junior banking and finance/business management double major Duwain Pinder. The contest has played out quite dramatically and is hotly contested by all measurable variables. Facebook support groups for the candidates have shot to over 200 members, and there are constant Twitter updates, banners, and posters up in Thwing and Nord, campaign managers and advisers, and flyer handouts from all directions.

      Pinder and Douglas come from very different backgrounds, which help shed some light on their leadership styles.
      Douglas is a graduate of St. Francis de Sales, an all-boys Catholic high school in Toledo, Ohio. He cited the school as having a lot of "community spirit," but had expressed a desire to come to "a big city" with "an urban feel." Douglas holds future goals of working for an advertising agency.

      Pinder grew up just outside of Columbus in the city of Reynoldsburg, turning down acceptance at Northwestern University for the business program here at Weatherhead, primarily at the urging of his mother.
      "She thought it [coming to Case Western Reserve] would be the right decision and she was really relentless. When I first came to Case, I didn't want to be here. I was not happy that I wasn't at Northwestern. But as a junior about to be a senior, I cannot imagine myself at any other place. I thank her for it. I love this university. I love every minute I spend here and it's been a really great experience."

      With an internship in corporate finance at Ameriprise Financial this summer, Pinder plans on working in the financial services industry for two to three years before applying to graduate business school.
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