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USG Brief

Sage Schaff

Issue date: 9/24/10 Section: News
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Guest speaker Margaret Carney, university architect and planner, dominated this week's Case Western Reserve University Undergraduate Student Government (USG) General Assembly. Her hour-long presentation highlighted five major projects in University Circle that will directly benefit CWRU students within the next five years and unify the campus.

"There's a lot of overlap between institutions, and it's hard to know where the Case campus actually is," Carney said. She touched on various construction efforts around campus, including the Uptown project, construction at the intersection of Euclid Ave. and Adelbert Road, the new Maltz Center for the Performing Arts in the Temple-Tifereth Israel, and the new Cedar RTA Rapid station.

Nearly half of her presentation focused the new University Campus Center to be completed by 2014. It will house student organizations and retail stores and offer a gathering point for students to study or relax together. The Campus Center will be located in the geographic center of campus, right next to Kelvin Smith Library on the ground that is currently Freiberger Field. "This is the only open space left along East Boulevard," said Carney, "so this will really be an important unifying building."

The Committee Reports flew by, as most speakers referred those in attendance to the agenda due to time constraints. USG president Minh-Tri Nguyen highlighted preparations for Homecoming Weekend, which is Oct. 2 and 3. The annual 5K Stephanie Tubbs-Jones Race for Education will be held on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 2, with registration starting at 7:30 a.m.

Vice president of academic affairs Jared Hamilton described a meeting with deputy provost Lynn Singer about the lack of scholarships for international students. "Giving international students financial aid would be difficult, but merit-based scholarships should be possible," said Hamilton. It is also possible that the medical school and MSASS will team up to create interdisciplinary majors, including neuroscience and social justice.
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