Ballot Questions for the Fall 2012 Elections:
- What would you like to see in the LSA Audit system (currently on the Newnan advising website)?
- An option to input different majors in order to view degree progress.
- An option to input different minors
- An option to view LSA requirements in info-graphic (pie chart or other visual aid) form
- All of the above
- No preference
- Of the listed options below, what would be your most preferred improvement to the CTools learning environment?
- Enable CTools to connect with Umich Google Calendar to allow students to see class requirements and other important dates in their Google Calendar
- Connect CTools with MPrint so students can directly print individual documents via MPrint without downloading
- Fully integrate CTools with Wolverine Access into one portal
- Consolidate all cloud storages (M+box, MFile, Umich Google Drive) with CTools
- No preference
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Sagar Lathia & Kendall Johnson
Hi, we’re Sagar Lathia and Kendall Johnson and we are proud to announce our candidacy for LSA Student Government President and Vice President. We are running on a strong platform that we hope will make the LSA College experience the best that Michigan has to offer.
We are committed to increasing the connectivity between LSA Student Government and the students by:
- Focusing on organizations that are underrepresented in the College, such as religious and multicultural groups
- Being a platform to increase accessibility to the many LSA student organizations
- Facilitating conversation among constituents with bi-semester surveys that will take the “temperature” of the College and help shape the future of LSA SG projects
We aim to increase transparency of all LSA SG initiatives by:
- Publicizing new Government spending and projects through monthly Michigan Daily updates
- Making the LSA SG budget allocation process more efficient and streamlined, with the end goal of rolling funding
- Helping students achieve their goals by providing LSA administrative resources
We strive to create events that engage, emphasize and help students redefine the value of an LSA degree by:
- Promoting the campus environment surrounding the importance of internships and entrepreneurship
- Facilitating a conversation about the importance of a liberal arts degree in the workplace through semester dialogues
- Encouraging past alumni to come speak about their experiences related to the College and their degrees
We are very proud to have a chance to represent all LSA students and hope that you will support our candidacy. Don’t forget to vote on VOTE.UMICH.EDU on March 27th and 28th. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to know more our platform or how LSA SG can help you. If you have any questions or suggestions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Thanks for your support!
Sagar & Kendall
Greetings fellow Wolverines!
My name is Amirul Amirudin and I am running to be your LSA Student Government Representative. I am a junior who is currently an associate representative on the following committees of LSA Student Government:
Student Advisory Board to Instructional Support Services (SABISS)
Student Advisory Council to Departmental Affairs (SACDA)
Academic Affairs Committee (AAC)
My involvement in LSA Student Government includes volunteering at numerous events on the Diag for LSA Student Government as well as overseeing a project that will give students more study space in Angell Hall and Mason Hall.
I am passionate about the University and my aim is to improve various aspects of campus life each year. I hope to represent the voices of the students so I may address any concerns they may have about the University and bring to fruition any innovative ideas they may possess. With YOUR vote, my goal as Representative will be to address the following:
- Redesign campus websites (like CTools and WoverineAccess) to be more user-friendly
- Have better mobile versions of campus websites
- Have more power outlets across campus
- Make it easier for students to create new majors and minors
But of course, these will not be my only goals, for I will also address any concerns brought forth to me by students like YOU! If you have any questions or suggestions at all, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to vote on March 27-28 at vote.umich.edu
Thank you for your consideration and, as always, Go Blue!
My name is Paige Bommarito, and I am running for election as YOUR LSA Student Government Representative! As a sophomore, I am the current SG Health Chair and active member of LSA SG. Over the past year I have been involved in the creation of a walk-in flu shot clinic for students, improving facility conditions on campus, and most recently, the raising awareness for the medical amnesty campaign!
As a Representative, I would love to hear about the changes you would like to see made. If elected, here are some of my ideas I would implement during my term:
- Create an ONLINE APPOINTMENTS SYSTEM for UHS.
- UHS offers a huge variety of services to the students of Michigan. However, their current appointments system is inefficient and discourages students from seeking medical attention. The creation of an online system will increase the accessibility of UHS services!
- Continue my work to improve overall bathroom and facility conditions in campus buildings!
- I realize that the cleanliness of bathrooms and facilities, such as the computer stations, is often sub-standard. I plan on continuing the work with administration and faculty to improve the conditions of these areas throughout campus!
- Make campus facilities more student friendly! This includes:
- Working to increase hours of operation for campus buildings
- Creating one space where students can access all of the information and resources necessary in order to reserve study rooms during finals, the Diag + Mason Hall Posting Wall for student orgs, etc.
Lastly, I want to work to increase communication between LSA SG and YOU, our constituents! If you have any questions or suggestions for change you would like to see, please feel free to email me at email@example.com!
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, REMEMBER TO VOTE @ VOTE.UMICH.EDU ON MARCH 27-28!
My name is Joe Calabrisotto, I am currently a freshman here at the University of Michigan and I am running to be one of your next representatives in LSA Student Government. I am from Manalapan, New Jersey, home to the Mike “The Situation,” and I plan on majoring in Cognitive Science; a brand new major for 2013 advocated for by several LSA Student Government members themselves. Over my past eight months here I have strived to get involved on campus and to participate in creating a true Michigan Difference. I am currently an associate representative in LSA Student Government, actively involved on the public health sub-committee. Aside from my involvement in LSA Student Government, I am currently a member of the Undergraduate Psychology Society, as well as a critical player in my fraternity, Kappa Sigma’s, philanthropy division. This semester alone, I organized and executed a plan of involvement in which Kappa Sigma brothers volunteer on a bi-weekly basis with the local Ann Arbor organization Homeless Ministries. Together every other Thursday at 6 p.m. at Vineyard Church we sort, organize, and label a variety of donated goods (ranging from canned goods, to clothing) to give out to local homeless Ann Arbor residents in need every Friday. Currently, I am working on furthering our involvement with the Homeless Ministries and the local Ann Arbor community by organizing a donation drive hosted by Kappa Sigma. I am always looking for more ways to get involved and make a difference.
As an elected representative, I would be open to all kinds of ideas about potential improvements to the University of Michigan and first and foremost I would work on creating more accessible lines of communication between LSA students and the government that represents them. A government is meaningless without ideas from and the support of it’s people and I believe that if the voice of every University of Michigan student was fairly heard, then those voices would contain the biggest, most fundamental ideas to revolutionize and better our campus. Other issues I wish to focus on include:
- Allocating more buses during peak transportation hours to prevent the push and shove mentality that dominates our bus stops at certain times of the day.
- Adding healthier and even more delicious menu items to the residential dining halls and late night café’s (What are we paying for anyways?)
- Organizing more campus wide events to encourage campus unity and involvement, such as concerts in the Stadium, dances in local clubs, bars, the Union, and movie nights right on the Diag! MSU recently hosted performances by Ne-Yo and Macklemore, we can’t let them top us right?
- Streamlining the budget allocation process so that clubs and organizations on campus get the funds that they deserve and need.
Thank you for considering me as a candidate for LSA Student Government; together we can make a difference and continue to be the Leaders and the Best. GO BLUE!
Feel free to contact me with any ideas, suggestions or questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and remember Elections open March 27th, at 12:00 a.m., so don’t forget to cast your vote at https://vote.umich.edu/
Hi fellow Wolverines!
My name is Natasha Dabrowski and I am looking to be reelected as a Representative so I can continue to improve student life on campus with YOUR help!
I am a sophomore in LSA SG, currently serving as Elected Representative and Academic Affairs Committee Vice-Chair. My experience on LSA SG has ranged from Taking Responsibility for the Earth and Environment Subcommittee (TREES) to the Student Life Committee.
With your vote and active input, I will work to achieve the following goals:
- Implement a Religion Minor in the College of LSA.
Last year, I made a promise to expand the academic offerings of the college, and I am looking to do so with the implementation of this new minor!
- Improve the LSA Audit Checklist, so that it is more visual and user friendly.
Check out the current Audit here: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/advising/graduation/applyingforgraduation/checkyourlsaauditchecklist_ci, and be sure to check out LSA SG's Ballot to vote on significant improvements you'd like to see!
- Increase communication between student governments across campus, and also increase collaboration with student organizations across campus.
Don't forget to cast your vote on important initiatives and for incredible candidates March 27-28 at vote.umich.edu.
I hope to continue to serve you as a Representative on LSA SG!
Forever Go Blue.
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My name is Connor Matthews and I am running for LSA Student Government Representative! As a sophomore studying Economics and Film, I am currently the Student Advisory Board to Instructional Support Services Chair of LSA SG and have been an active member since freshman year. I hope to have the opportunity to represent your voice this year as a Representative on LSA Student Government. With your vote, I will work to accomplish these things:
- Increase the allotted number of printing pages for LSA students.
- Increase the amount of study rooms available for LSA students.
- Improve the transportation system and MBUS application
DONT FORGET TO VOTE ON MARCH 27-28th AT VOTE.UMICH.EDU
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My name is Kelsey Pridemore and I am running to be one of YOUR elected representatives in LSA Student Government! As a current freshman, I joined LSA SG looking for ways to get involved, better our school, and am now an Associate Representative. I plan to major in Economics and International Studies. My other on-campus commitments include: being a member of Cadence Dance Company and Dance Marathon. I am a graduate of Brighton High School in Michigan, where I was National Honor Society Treasurer, Captain of the varsity dance team, and mentor to in-coming freshman.
As an Elected Rep, I want to serve and represent my constituents as fully as possible. This means opening up communication, going out and actually talking to my fellow students about concerns they have and hearing about what they want to see changed on campus. I also want to bring greater awareness to the services that LSA can provide to help achieve these improvements and better your life as a student.
I am a HUGE proponent of student involvement. With all of the resources and opportunities at the University of Michigan, I believe that every LSA student should be involved in some way. As a current Budget Allocations Committee Representative At-Large, I work with SG’s current Reps to allocate funds to student groups on campus to promote student involvement. As an Elected Rep, I will work to increase the amount of money that we can allocate so that more student involvement can be fostered.
On top of these, I will also support allotting more printing pages to LSA students, making improvement to the campus busing system, and getting healthier food “to-go” options in the cafeterias and in vending machines.
Leadership and passion are two characteristics that cannot be taught, but are necessary in person who wants to make changes. I have the leadership experience and I will work hard to make your University experience the best possible because that is what I want too.
Remember to visit vote.umich.edu on March 27 and 28 to make your voice heard! Vote for me, Kelsey Pridemore, for LSA SG Representative!
Any questions or ideas?! Email me at email@example.com! I would love to hear from you!
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My name is Lauren Roth and I am running for re-election as your LSA Student Government Representative! As a sophomore, I am currently the Appointments Chair of LSA SG as well as an Elected Representative. I hope to have the opportunity to represent your voice once again this year as a Representative on LSA Student Government. Below are a few ideas I have for the upcoming term:
- INCREASE THE NUMBER OF PRINTING PAGES ALLOTTED FOR LSA STUDENTS
I realize that LSA students are often expected to print many more pages than are allotted through the current system and I promise to prioritize making more printing pages a reality for LSA students.
- MAKE CAREER PREPARATION RESOURCES MORE AVAIALABLE TO LSA STUDENTS
I will collaborate with the Career Center to create more career services and workshops designed specifically to address the needs and wants of LSA students.
- MAKE MORE STUDY ROOMS AVAILABLE TO LSA STUDENTS DURING EXAM PERIODS
I plan to make more classrooms, lecture halls, and department lounges open and available to LSA students during exam periods when the libraries get congested.
All in all, I am here to represent YOU, the students of LSA. If you have any suggestions or questions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you.
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE ON MARCH 27-28TH AT VOTE.UMICH.EDU!
I am a Junior, and I have been an active member of Student Government for the past three years. I currently serve as:
- Elected Representative
- Member of the TREES (Sustainability) Subcommittee
- Member of the Budget Allocations Committee
This year, I'm running my campaign (and my platforms) differently. This year, I'm putting my money where my mouth is, and making it all about YOU.
Two platforms will remain constant:
- I will, by the end of my time on LSA-SG, create a way to increase printing pages for the College of LSA.
- I will improve the Budget Allocations System to integrate sustainable measures into our funding process.
My Third Platform will be the product of crowdsourcing: what does LSA need to see improved, brought to you by LSA constituents.
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com with any questions or suggestions. Go Blue!
My name is Matan Skolnik, and I am currently a freshman in LSA running for the position of representative. I am new to LSA Student Government this semester, but am currently:
- A member of Public Affairs Committee (PAC)
- A member of TREES (Sustainability) Committee
- A member of the Student Life Committee
- An Associate Representative
Here are some of the projects I would like to accomplish as an elected representative:
- Increased Communication: LSA Student Government can provide much help to campus organizations and students, and many students have concerns and ideas that would greatly benefit the LSA Student Government. However, neither seems to be tapping into the capabilities of the other. Let’s fix this gap in communication!
- Help students find meaningful campus organizations: Create an interface for campus clubs and organizations to post about upcoming events that students can attend. Also, create a mentorship program that students can utilize to help get matched with clubs geared towards their particular interests.
- Help students coordinate: Create an interface on which students can coordinate on things such as car rides home, taxis to the airport, and furniture selling and buying. This would alleviate stress and certainly help save money—both great for the average college student.
I am here to serve you. If you have any questions or suggestions (or just want to go see Django Unchained with me—still haven’t managed to get there), please email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason van den Boogart
LSA Student Government Elected Representative Platform
Hi, my name is Jason van den Boogaart and I am running to be re-seated as your LSA Student Government Representative. I am a junior majoring in Economics and have had a lot of involvement in LSA SG. Currently, I am a Representative and highly involved in the Academic Affairs Committee. My main project in the Academic Affairs Committee this year was helping create the LSA Syllabi Archive (https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/syllabi/). My time in student government has equipped me with the knowledge of how to be a successful representative of LSA students and to advocate students’ needs effectively. In particular, I plan to work on improving the following specific aspects of our educations:
- The relationship between career advising and students: I want to make sure you know what opportunities you really have. The Career Center here is amazing, but is highly under-utilized because of the communication lines. I want to work to have the Career Center reach out to students more and let them know they don’t need to feel uncertain, and that real help and internship/job placement assistance is here. This will include increasing workshops regarding resume building, interview skills, how to secure an internship, and how to create networks. This also will include making the Career Center Connector webpage more user-friendly.
- Increase and improvement of areas solely devoted to studying: This university needs more study space during nights and weekends. Once the sun goes down or the school week is over, the availability of good places on campus to study takes a hit. Across campus, there are many places that could become great and convenient study spaces with slight remodeling or reorganization. An improvement like this would help lower the density of students in places like the UGLi and the Fishbowl. I want to improve the quality of your study time and your productivity with more comfortable and convenient study areas. No more wandering around the UGLi or the Fishbowl on a Sunday attempting to find a computer or a seat.
P.S- I’ll make sure there are more outlets too.
Thanks for your time. Feel free to email me at email@example.com with any questions or more issues on campus you would like me to address.