The University of Connecticut Undergraduate Student Government passed an initiative to foster a healthier environment in the Homer Babbidge Library and also amended their constitution in order to compensate two USG positions at their Senate meeting Wednesday night.
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).