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USG Brief

Gillian Seaman

Issue date: 4/24/09 Section: USG Briefs
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Last Tuesday's Undergraduate Student Government General Assembly (G.A.) was bittersweet for many of its members who will be graduating this May.

President Myles Nickolich, who has served in USG for four years, thanked all the representatives for their work throughout the year. "You put students first this year," he said. He added, "We have accomplished a lot and I hope that each of you have learned a lot in the process."

Vice president of student life Ali Hasanali admitted that it felt "weird" to be participating in his last G.A. Hasanali stated that he was proud of his committee for all their work over the year and their various successes. "I'll miss all of you guys and being here and working with you," he said.

Other vice presidents expressed similar feelings. Nicole Hofert stated that she considered her participation as "an incredible opportunity" and thanked her committee members. Vice president of finance Michael Petrick also commented, "I love my committee and I love USG."

The G.A also held elections for treasurer and secretary. Rising sophomore Jesal Shah was elected as treasurer and Megha Patel was elected as secretary.

In addition to elections, the G.A also passed numerous resolutions and bills. The bill allocating funds for the fall 2009 USG budget was passed as was the bill amending the funding bylaws.

Resolution (R.) 18-18, "A Recommendation for the University to Offer a Self-Defense Course for Physical Education Credit" also passed. The resolution calls for the development of a self-defense class curriculum that would be made available to students of all genders and applicable toward physical education requirements.

Vice president of academic affairs Jeff Zabinski also introduced resolution R. 18-16 "A Resolution on the Consideration of Changing the Current Grading System" which suggests that no changes should be made to the grading scale at this time. While the resolution seems redundant, Zabinski stated that this question periodically comes up among the administration and having a resolution would be beneficial.
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