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Candidates square off at USG debate

first_imgCovering issues including sustainability, the surrounding community and academic schedules, the Undergraduate Student Government presidential debate Wednesday gave each presidential candidate the chance to better explain their platform to students.Head-to-head · Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidates (left to right) Chris Cheng, Andrew Matson, Dylan Dann and Jonathan Munoz-Proulx discussed their platforms and stances on important issues at Wednesday night’s debate. – David Ji | Daily Trojan The debate was moderated by Kate Cagle, the executive producer of Annenberg T.V. News, Kate Mather, online editor for the Daily Trojan and Dan Schnur, director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics. The event, which ran about an hour and a half long, was attended by about 100 students, some of them wearing apparel and support buttons for the different candidates.The candidates were asked specific questions based on their platforms. Each candidate was asked two questions and had a chance to give closing statements to reiterate their opinions.The candidates shared similar opinions regarding improving the neighborhood around USC, agreeing that improved road paving and better leadership in terms of carrying out policies is needed.“Our reputation is affected by what the surrounding area looks like,” said Dylan Dann, currently a Greek senator and one of the presidential candidates.Candidates disagreed, however, when it came to issues about tuition.Although the candidates agreed that lower tuition would not be a bad thing, opinions differed as to whether a change is necessary right now.“Honestly, when students come into USC, you get what you’re paying for,” said Andrew Matson, currently the director of academic affairs and one of the presidential candidates. “One of my main goals is to make students more aware of scholarships, we really want to connect students better with USG.”The candidates agreed that philanthropic events need to be expanded to encompass more students, beyond members of the Greek community. Some hoped to do this by uniting various smaller philanthropic groups.“One improvement that could be made is the collaboration and communications between these different [community services] groups,”  said Jonathan Munoz-Proulx, one of the presidential candidates. “The money may be going to a different place but they are working towards a similar goal.”The candidates all had different ideas as to how to improve sustainability, from providing more recycling bins to installing solar panels on different buildings.“Being green should start before students even get on campus,” said Munoz-Proulx, who then outlined a plan to create a workshop during orientation to educate students about USC’s sustainability efforts.One of the most important issues that was brought up during the debate was the feasibility of a longer Thanksgiving break. Many of the candidates voiced concerns about diminishing academic quality by removing instructional days.“Academic days are set,” Chris Cheng, currently the director of external relations at USG and one of the presidential candidates, said. “We’ve talked to teachers and they like the way it is.”Matson disagreed, saying he had actually gotten varying responses from faculty members, some of whom were open to changing the schedule.Candidates also discussed a possible entertainment center on campus, including a bowling alley. The candidates all agreed that an on-campus entertainment center for students would improve safety by allowing students to stay on campus and would boost the quality of weekends on campus.“USC doesn’t have a place where people can meet and hang out, and we want to provide more places on campus where students can be entertained,” Cheng said.Some of the candidates, however, pointed out that there may be other, more pressing issues that deserve more immediate attention.Overall, the candidates generally agreed that the issues facing students are similar, but each ticket had different plans to go about serving the needs of students.“We all love the university here,” Cheng said. “We just want to make the university better.”Schnur said the annual debate is an important opportunity for students to learn about the future of their university and its potential leaders.“I thought it was tremendous,” Schnur said. “The candidates have very well-thought out platforms and they were also extremely well-prepared and presented very well.”Rohan Venkataramakrishnan contributed to this report.last_img read more

Volleyball looking for redemption against Michigan squads

first_imgOutside hitter Allison Wack and the Badgers look to get Big Ten wins over MSU, No. 15 Michigan.[/media-credit]With the first half of Big Ten play behind them, the Wisconsin Badgers are looking to build off their recent success in a homestand this weekend. Wisconsin (13-8, 2-8) will face Michigan State (11-10, 3-7) Friday and No. 15 Michigan (19-3, 8-2) Saturday.The Badgers are very familiar with both the Michigan teams, having lost at Michigan (0-3) and suffered a close loss to Michigan State in five sets (2-3).“We kind of know what the other team is brining and they know the same with us,” senior outside hitter Allison Wack said. “We’re seeing Michigan and Michigan State, when it seems like we just saw them three weeks ago.” Wisconsin has fought hard in a lot of matches, but has still come up short recently. The Badgers look to turn the tables against both teams this weekend.“Our mindset is to just win some of those close matches that we’re just barely losing,” Wack said. “When we were losing them, we weren’t playing our best, so I think we all know what we’re capable of. We say everyday in practice, focus on improving and just changing the little things.”Michigan State will first come to the Field House on Friday night. The Spartans have lost six of their last eight games, so they are looking to regain their early season success.Head coach Pete Waite feels his squad has learned from the mistakes committed earlier in the season to MSU.“We had a little bit of a slow start, so we’ve just been talking about starting faster and getting on top of teams early,” Waite said.The Badgers won their last match at home against Purdue and have won two of their last three matches. Wisconsin is beginning to find a rhythm, and has reduced self-inflicted mistakes.“[Michigan has] won two out of their last three, and we’re playing at a higher level,” Waite said. “We’re having some great surges of play. Allison Wack really came through in the last couple matches, and I think she’s really playing at a great level right now. Everyone else is really training hard in practice. Whether they’re starting or coming off the bench, whatever their role is, they’re really working hard and excited about the second half of Big Ten play.”Wisconsin is playing more confident, but on Saturday night, the Badgers will face a very tough Michigan Wolverines team. UM has won five of its last six games and has been tough to beat in conference play.“Michigan’s a great team, and every time that they come here, we battle,” Wack said. “They’re a team that we typically always have some really challenging, entertaining matches against.”Waite highlighted Michigan’s great players, including setter Lexi Zimmerman and left-handed hitter Alex Hunt. He knows his team is well prepared to face them, though, after learning from its mistakes in the first match in October. “I think the second time through, our team is going to be a lot more comfortable with everything,” Waite said. “We’re just working on a lot of things to improve our game, to make us more consistent, [have] higher percentages, and be the smartest team on the court.”After back-to-back wins against Purdue and Iowa, the Badgers have an important set of games this weekend. Both matches will be tough, but the team has shown it has the potential to compete with any team in the conference.“I think this weekend is very important,” junior Janelle Gabrielsen said. “We saw these teams already, and we lost to them and so we obviously want revenge. We’re going to be in the Field House and it’s Halloween weekend, so it’s going to be a lot of fun and I think we’re going to come out and play hard.”last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, July 16, 2014: •1:05 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 600 block S. Washington, Wellington.•1:46 a.m. Kyle R. Lowry, 27, Oxford, was arrested and confined on a city of Wellington Warrant for theft, battery and disorderly conduct.•10:01 a.m. Jessica N. Henton, 36, Wellington was arrested and charged with forgery.•10:10 a.m. Katie L. Harrington, 24, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged for dog at large.•12:08 p.m. Officers took a report of lost license plate in the city Wellington Lake area.•2:32 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 200 block N. F, Wellington.•5:55 p.m. Officers took a report of a found bicycle in the 100 block S. A, Wellington.•9:52 p.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass and disorderly conduct by a known suspect in the 300 block E. 17th, Wellington.last_img read more