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          Minh for the win? Current vice president of student life Minh-Tri Nguyen seeks USG presidency

          Undergraduate Student Government race at Case

          Meredith Collier

          Issue date: 3/26/10 Section: News
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          As part of his campaign platform, Nguyen wants to focus on increasing assistance and programs for international students as well as fostering additional diversity and awareness programs across campus.
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          As part of his campaign platform, Nguyen wants to focus on increasing assistance and programs for international students as well as fostering additional diversity and awareness programs across campus.
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          As students go to the polls today, USG presidential candidate Minh-Tri Nguyen wants Case Western Reserve University students to associate three qualities with his name: integrity, experience, and leadership. A junior biology and psychology major with a friendly smile and laid-back demeanor, Nguyen joined USG as a freshman and never looked back.

          "In terms of experience and leadership, I've been with USG basically since the beginning of my collegiate life," he explained. "I started as a freshman representative, continued into my second year as a College of Arts and Sciences representative, and then this year I am the executive vice president of Student Life."

          During his three years in USG, Nguyen has served on more than half of USG's established committees- executive, academic affairs, public relations, and student life- and has helped author recommendations and legislation within each of those committees.

          "One of the earlier pieces [of legislation] I had worked on was the change in foreign language policy when I was under the academic affairs committee," said Nguyen. "That legislation was basically to allow students to receive credit for the initial 100-level coursework in a foreign language to be applied toward [graduation], because before it was that you had to take that initial 100-level course and then matriculate into the consecutive [200-level] course in order to get credits for both."

          Nguyen feels that this academic year has been the most rewarding for him thus far, explaining that as the VP of student life, he's been able to deal directly with student concerns and has learned to answer to those concerns.

          Focusing on increasing assistance and outreach for international students, as well as fostering diversity and cultural growth are part of the Nguyen campaign platform.
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