Appiah’s influence on the community reaches beyond tangible impacts, providing much needed diversity into a very publicized leadership role.
In a matter of days, a new set of students will assume leadership positions across UConn’s Tier III organizations. To incoming UCTV general manager Sam Huang, UConnPIRG chair Emily O’Hara, SUBOG president Addie Lotito, WHUS general manager Alexandra Urban, USG president Priyanka Thakkar and vice president Manny Chinyumba, Daily Campus editor-in-chief Anna Zarra Aldrich and Nutmeg Publishing editor-in-chief Madison Busick: Congratulations. No, really, this is a tremendous honor. In our April 26 special feature, each of you outlined your goals for your tenure atop your organization.
While undergraduates are vital to the University of Connecticut, it feels like we don’t matter at times. It can be frustrating to see so much disrespect given to the largest population on campus. This is why the Undergraduate Student Government adding paid positions next year is so important.
In addition to the current two multicultural seats, there will be five new seats for cultural centers and diversity groups as a whole, Priyanka Thakkar, incoming USG president, said.
Sean Kingston’s UCONNIC Music Festival performance has been cancelled after controversy surrounding a 2010 gang-rape allegation against the Jamaican-American singer/songwriter, according to Student Union Board of Governors president Adam Sherif and current outreach chair and incoming concert chair Jacob Stockman.
This past weekend, eight members of UConn’s very own Undergraduate Student Government, including myself, jetted off to the Lone Star state to attend the 38th the Annual Conference on Student Government Associations (COSGA).
USG presidential candidate Priyanka Thakkar was found guilty by the USG Judiciary of multiple campaign violations, including failing to submit her campaign roster and budget on time, illegally hanging a poster in the Information Technologies Engineering building and tabling in Homer Babbidge Library. Thakkar’s campaign lost a total of 188 votes and gained three strikes.
The Undergraduate Student Government plans to address the possible $800,000 in unspent funding rollover from previous years and will work to reduce the amount by increasing funding for Tier II organizations and internal USG initiatives, USG president Ama Appiah said at the organization’s first press conference of the year Wednesday.
It is the responsibility of any newspaper to perform their due diligence in confirming the accuracy and reliability of any story that is published. In an article reporting on the joint Undergraduate Student Government elections on Monday, March 5, the Daily Campus featured numerous errors regarding candidates running for various positions.
The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees unanimously decided to increase the general university fund fee and to implement the recreation center fee for undergraduate students Wednesday morning. The board also discussed mental health programs on campus in the wake of increased mental health issues reported by students.