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USG Briefs

Gillian Seaman

Issue date: 9/4/09 Section: News
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The second general assembly meeting of the year started off in celebration as Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing Representative Laura Tycon distributed cupcakes on behalf of fellow nursing representative Colin Lux's birthday. After wishing representative Lux a happy birthday, President Duwain Pinder led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance and settled into leading the meeting as, what he hoped would be the final time, the interim speaker of the assembly.

Vice president of Student Life Minh-tri Nguyen reminded representatives to remind their constituents to make use of CWRU Security's new bike lock program. He said that security personnel are dismayed at the number of chain locks still in use, and wants to reiterate that security is distributing stronger bike locks for free. Additional, Nguyen noted that a student was recently caught trying to sell a student RTA pass and strongly stated that this was in no way acceptable. "You aren't allowed to sell it to someone else," he said. "Make sure it doesn't happen."

Vice president of Information Technology Chris Hernandez, explained that, while there was some trouble and confusion during the installation of new printers across campus, "all of those problems should have been fixed by [Tuesday] morning." If students continue to have problems with printing, they should contact ITS at or 216-368-4357.

Elections occupied everyone's mind for the rest of the evening. Max Weber, interim vice president of finance, was formally elected into the position. Nominations for vice president of academic affairs were closed, and Shengbo Wang, a current representative from the College of Arts and Sciences, ran uncontested and was subsequently elected as vice president of academic affairs.

College of Arts and Sciences representatives Stephanie Crawley and Ceylan Atesoglu as well as former vice president of Public Relations Bruce Douglas all competed for Speaker of the Assembly. After extended debate, Douglas emerged victorious as USG's new speaker.
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In This Issue


  • A conversation with Major Jason Winterle
  • Budgeting 101 for college students
  • Can you name this place?
  • Case holds first annual Campus Security Fair
  • Case Western prepares to serve community
  • Have you heard about ACM?
  • Nursing "freshmen stimulus" provides support for incoming students, provokes unease
  • USG Briefs


  • Club sports & news
  • Fantasy Football
  • Gameday
  • Volleyball goes 3-1 at Wooster
  • Women's soccer takes two at JCU

Fun Page

  • Crossword Solution
  • Maze Solution
  • Sudoku Solutions


  • "You lie:" an old-fashioned outburst
  • Buenos Aires: most romantic city?
  • Editorial: Student groups deserve credit for programming
  • Learning to be responsible
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Letters to the Editor
  • State your case photos: What would you do with an Inamori Ethics Prize?


  • All's Well in CWRU MFA/Cleveland Playhouse production of overlooked Shakespeare classic
  • Dittrick Medical History Center reopens exhibit on history of contraception
  • Fashion for the frugal: look stylish on a budget
  • Hitting the Spot: The Antlers
  • Making breakfast work for you: getting a grip on granola
  • Nintendo DS game mixes strategy and traditional RPG elements for unique, timesaving gameplay
  • The Buzz
  • The Worst Case Scenario
  • Trail of Dead coming to Cleveland


  • Whalen becomes all-time passing leader in win over Rochester

Sex and Dating

  • Executing the first date


  • Stopped at nothing: Spartans shut out No. 21 Ohio Northern

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  • Spartan Spotlight: Andrea Wojtowicz
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