Student trustee candidate resigns USG amid plagiarism allegations

BY The Daily Campus News • february 20, 2017 • 6:00 a.M.

A candidate for student representative on the University of Connecticut’s Board of Trustees resigned from her position in Undergraduate Student Government Thursday night, after the USG judiciary voted earlier that day to hear a case accusing her of plagiarism.

Christine Savino, the trustee candidate and now former USG senator for McMahon Hall, said the case was baseless. Savino said “false news” and rumors were being spread by her opponent for the trustee position, USG Speaker George P. Wang. Wang said he was gathering information but denies spreading rumors.