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USG voting continues

An estimated 500 students voted in the Undergraduate Student Government elections on Monday, showing an increase from last year, and students on campus have two more days to vote. The voting results will be announced Friday at 1:00 p.m. in front of the Union, weather permitting.

Students can vote on the Education steps, in the Student Union and in various dining centers around campus. Here, in no specific order, are some specifics about the candidate’s stances.

Jamie Borowski/Law Schuelke

*Get more students’ participation on University Standing Committees and Task Forces to increase the student voice

*Re-evaluate the master plan so that the University can further comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, because it is still ten years away from full compliance with that federal mandate

*Step-up and improve the facilities maintenance schedule to ensure that sidewalks, walkways, roads and parking lots are maintained to a better condition

*Fight to give the fraternities and sororities on campus the privacy rights necessary for them to function properly to enhance the Undergraduate Experience for the many students involved in Greek Life

*Work closely with Dining Services to make sure that the Ricca Consultants’ recommendations are carried out and the better interests of the students play an integal role in the future plans of Dining Services

Josh Kontak/Sara Kaminski

*Cut Dining Services’ costs by implementing more efficient standards

*Improve campus safety through increased awareness in the Citizens on Patrol program and by improving lighting and snow removal

*Fight state budget cuts to higher education by getting as many students registered to vote as possible and sending our legislators the message that Ohio can’t withstand any more budget cuts to higher education

*Create liaisons between USG and major student organizations to get a feel for the concerns of various student groups

*Improve advising by having basic standards by which all academic departments operate

Chris Pearcy/Caroline Kelly

*Create direct liaisons from other student organizations to serve within USG

*Invite more guest students to speak to USG in an open forum format to express issues and concerns

*Make USG a reputable student organization by creating a sounding board for students who feel under-represented. This would be a place where leaders from all student organizations are invited, and encouraged to voice the opinions of their members

*Encourage our fellow students to foster their critical thinking skills, development of character and their civic responsibilities through involvement on campus and interest in issues presented before the body of USG

*Take a strong stance on not letting USG make official stances on controversial issues facing students. We believe that although these issues are important, it is not the role of USG to be taking official stances.

Quiana Odom/Jonathan Harrell

*Increasing campus involvement by getting students to vote in USG elections so students can be better represented on campus.

*Make USG the premier organization on campus as is stated in the groups creed

*Editor’s Note: Odom and her running mate Harrell could not be contacted. The information above was taken from BG News articles last week.

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