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In Brief – USG Election Update

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

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On Friday, March 15, Dean of Student Life Michael Gieseke sent out an email officially announcing the candidates for the upcoming United Student Government (USG) election.

This follows official announcements of candidacy from both Senator Jacob Berlin and current Vice President Brittany Arp, who are both running for president.

On Wednesday, March 13 at 10 p.m., Berlin held a campaign announcement rally in Lawrence Hall Lobby. Berlin addressed attendees in a ten-minute speech.

During the speech, Berlin discussed USG transparency, campus security and availability of resources.

“If Berlin wins, every single student concern will be posted and given an immediate action plan with it, so you know exactly how the issue is going to be addressed,” Berlin said.

Arp also announced her candidacy in advance, voicing her campaign promises, including more transparency and changes to commuter resources and security, in a Twitter thread.

“As Vice President, I have been instrumental in the reform of USG because a student government that doesn’t function properly doesn’t work for the students,” one of Arp’s Tweets read.

In addition to the Presidential candidates, three Vice Presidential candidates were also announced. Running for Vice President are: Recording Secretary Sophie Burkholder, Senator Alexa Lake and Monae Findley, a former USG Senator. There are also 13 senators representing each of the five schools that are running for election or re-election.

Elections are slated to take place during the week of March 25.

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