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USG Briefs

Gillian Seaman

Issue date: 8/28/09 Section: News
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Few Case Western Reserve University students spent the summer break idle. Many had interships, participated in research, or traveled abroad. The Executive Board of the Case Western Reserve University undergraduate student government was no exception. The members spent the summer hard at work, planning events for the upcoming year, dealing with budgets, and collaborating frequently.

Advisor Colleen Barker-Williamson profusely thanked all members of the executive board. "They worked extremely hard this summer," she said. President Duwain Pinder agreed and singled out the executive board for special recognition.

The first USG meeting of the fall semester was held at 7.00 p.m in Adelbert Hall. "I am so excited to see everybody," said Pinder at the beginning of the assembly. He immediately began establishing his agenda for the year. He highlighted five goals for the year: positive public relations, representative development, internal/external collaboration, accountability, and succession planning.

Vice president of iinformation technology Chris Hernandez also worked diligently over the summer. Hernandez informed the general assembly that CWRU will begin implementing CollegiateLink, a web-based information system for managing co-curricular programs and accelerating student and organization contact. "CollegiateLink is a program that will help student leaders better promote their initiatives," said Hernandez. He also announced that there were new printers on campus. "It's a result of a lot of intense negotiation and discussion at the end of the last year."

Hernandez also discussed the recent security breach on campus. A computer with sensitive information was stolen. Hernadez stated that it is a low risk breach as the computer was likely stolen to simply resell and will not likely be hacked.

While many members were in attendance, USG suffered the loss of many representatives over the summer. The open positions include the vice president of academic affairs, vice president of finance, speaker of the assembly, four arts and science seats, one nursing seat, and one engineering representative.
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