USG Discusses Freshman Elections and Committee Applications


(Courtesy of United Student Government)

United Student Government (USG) discussed possibilities for shortening lines at on-campus dining locations at its Senate meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5.

“Our Dining Committee head [Domenic Setaro, FCRH ’20], will bring this issue up to Aramark at the next dining meeting,” said Thomas Reuter, vice president of communications.

Reuter said they will also reach out to Aramark regarding the @barstoolfordham Instagram post on Monday, Sept. 2, showing an insect that was found inside one of the sandwiches from Provisions On Demand (POD) located in Queen’s Court.

USG members also discussed why the doors to Hughes Hall, home to the Gabelli School of Business, are occasionally closed.

“We were told that this was a measure to keep the temperature steady inside the buildings,” said Reuter. “It’s reported that having both doors open creates a wind tunnel. Closing the doors will save energy and heat for the Hughes building.”

In addition, representatives announced upcoming dates for USG events, including the 9/11 Memorial Service on Sept. 11, Meet the Candidates Night for the freshman USG elections on Sept. 17 and the first Student Life Counsel meeting on Sept. 25.

Reuter said committee applications are now open for all USG committees, and the application will be posted on social media in the coming days.

Following the freshman election, USG will create a commission to review the official election bylaws.

Campus Activities Board (CAB) President Payton Hayes, FCRH ’19, and Vice President Bella Albani, FCRH ’19, introduced themselves to the representatives. They said they were satisfied with this year’s Welcome Week, an annual series of events hosted by CAB on the first week of school to welcome the students back.

Events included a Welcome Week Concert, featuring Public with student opener The Usual, and a Speaker Series event, with “Queer Eye” star Antoni Porowski.

Jonah Isaac, FCRH ‘19, president of Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), also introduced himself at the meeting.

Stephen Esposito, assistant director for leadership and commuter student services and USG advisor, said the Commuter Students Association election will be on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Friday, Sept. 13.

According to the USG minutes, CareConnect, sponsored by the Committee on Sexual Misconduct, is now live. CareConnect is a new initiative that provides  summary information, advice and guidance about sexual misconduct via text message. Text “CARE” to 718-817-CARE (2273) to access the program.

Reuter said some club suites were damaged by the rain this past week and any items affected will be replaced. Students can email questions to [email protected].