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April 18, 2024

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Undergraduate Student Government kicks off year, sees new leadership

Undergraduate Student Government kicked off the year with a new executive staff and a new set of senators at its first meeting Monday night.

Two senators, Hannah Lanfear and Remington Schneider, were officially sworn in by this year’s speaker of the senate, Paul Garbarino.

Hannah Cubberley and Marcus Goolsby have taken over as USG’s president and vice president, respectively.

USG meetings have moved from their usual place to the McFall Hall gallery, room 210.

Senator Madison Stump attended the City Council meeting last week and spoke about updates concerning construction in Bowling Green.

First, Manville Avenue will be paved after Labor Day.

Second, construction for a sewage pipeline will start after Labor Day.

Third, Columbia Gas will continue Wooster construction through October.

Fourth, the construction meetings for a roundabout at Interstate 75 and Wooster has started and could “potentially cause some safety concerns, regarding the construction process,” Stump said.

The roundabout construction will be done in July 2019.

Finally, the city will be fixing the curbs, so they will be more accessible for everyone.

Stump also mentioned a proposal to increase parking costs by 100 percent.

City Council meetings are held on the first and third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in the Council Chamber located in the City Administrative Services Building at 304 North Church Street and are open to the public.

Two resolutions were passed at the end of spring semester, and updates were offered at this meeting. Plastic bags were banned for campus use, and Chief Financial Officer Sherry Stoll, working with BGSU Dining, Admissions and Falcon Outfitters, have found a “sustainable alternative,” Cubberley said. “It’s still a bag, but it’s a soy-based product, so it’s more biodegradable.”

As for the second resolution, students should not have any overlapping finals, Cubberley said. However, they should double-check their final exam schedule and make sure this did not happen, as professors could override the system.

Labor Day is next weekend and University Activities Organization will hosting events all weekend. There are many benefits, like a higher possibility of continuing college for another year, to staying on campus over Labor Day, so USG is encouraging students to do so.

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, there will be a joint USG and Resident Student Association meeting, Goolsby said. This is in an effort to work together on issues that USG and RSA both cover. This meeting is open for anyone to attend.

USG is still looking for senators to fill representative positions, such as an international student or students living in resident halls. If you are interested in filling a position, contact speaker of the senate, Paul Garbarino at [email protected].

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