Priyanka Thakkar and Manny Chinyumba have been named as Undergraduate Student Government (USG) President and Vice President, leading with 2093 votes despite nearly 200 votes lost to campaign violations.
Since 1896, The Daily Campus has delivered news independently to UConn students and faculty each weekday. Its ability to produce physical and online content is rare among student-run campus news publications today, illustrating its members’ incredible dedication and newspapers’ sustained relevance in the modern era.
Given this pivotal role with undergraduates, the news last week of USG’s special elections come as a bit of a surprise. The students in USG wield a large amount of power and responsibility, and gaining a position among them is not only relevant for many professionally but also goes a long way to making your voice heard on campus.
The Undergraduate Student Government will hold a special election to fill vacant seats in the Senate from Nov. 6 to Nov. 8. Not every seat was filled during USG’s first election on Sept. 19, said USG Parliamentarian Fiorella Contreras. USG is looking to fill 40 out of 82 spots that are currently vacant.