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USG Briefs

Gillian Seaman

Issue date: 10/2/09 Section: News
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Tuesday's Undergraduate Student Government General Assembly featured another round of elections. There were available positions on the executive board for the vice president of information technology, the College of Arts and Science caucus, and the Case School of Engineering caucus.

Representative Schuyler Thompson defeated Matt Napfel for the vice president of IT position. He stated that he planned on upgrading the USG website and working with ITS to ensure that the last student social security numbers are removed from campus employees' computers.

Sophomores Dennis Matthews and Emily MacEachern were elected to the College of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering caucuses, respectively. MacEachern stated that she was particularly interested in changing the SAGES requirements for engineering majors during her tenure in USG.

Unfortunately, this will not be the end of elections as two other representatives resigned. There are positions available in both the arts and science and school of engineering caucuses.

In other election news, the election commission held the Storrs representative election run-off. With 45 percent of the eligible voters participating, freshmen Kevin Moeller won with Andrew Brown as the runner up.

Vice president of student life Minh-Tri Nguyen announced several foci for the committee during the upcoming year including campus printing, designated smoking areas, lighting tours, overall campus safety and maintenance of campus maps.

Nguyen also welcomed Wen Lei and Chen Chiang as the committee's new international student ambassadors, and Christiane Mhanna (a commuter member-at-large) to the student life committee.

"With their help, I hope to tackle a few issues that relate to the different student populations on campus," he said.

Most importantly, Nguyen urged students to receive the free flu vaccinations the campus is providing. The vaccinations will be available Oct.7, Oct.13, Oct.14, Oct.15, Oct.28, Nov. 10 and 11.
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  • Nicely catches 3 TDs in win

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  • The real reason to get a flu shot


  • Streak snapped: Spartans get first UAA win since '06

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