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Pureval: Current students should be OSU’s emphasis

For the last four years, Ohio State's tuition has surged enormously, in many cases pricing people out of attending the university. We have asked students to sacrifice so much, to take out more loans, to work longer hours - and what do we have to show for it? How has the average undergraduate's experience improved? Why are students working so hard to afford OSU? The sad truth is today's students are bearing the burden of supporting the OSU of tomorrow.

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Out with Goodman, in with Pureval

It was out with the old and in with the new for Ohio State's Undergraduate Student Government yesterday as its 37th senate was sworn in to office. Aftab Pureval and Deb Mason will take over USG duties as president and vice president, respectively. In his inaugural address, Pureval made tuition costs a priority in his term.

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USG elections over; Pureval, Mason voted in

The results are in. Aftab Pureval and Deb Mason were announced as the winners of the Undergraduate Student Government presidential election last night. When the names were announced, campaign members of the Pureval/Mason team tossed confetti, as their cheers filled the Ohio Union main lounge. "I'm just very happy," Pureval said. "I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight." Pureval said he was going to celebrate with his friends and relax for the first time in awhile. Pureval and Mason won with 47 percent of the total vote.

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Pureval-Mason

Aftab Pureval and Deb Mason are no strangers to the responsibilities of the Undergraduate Student Government. After three years of involvement, they are looking to take their leadership skills to the next level as executive officers.

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Pureval avoids disqualification

Aftab Pureval and Deb Mason, presidential and vice presidential candidates for the Undergraduate Student Government, avoided being disqualified from the race yesterday when part of the USG's Judicial Panel ruling was reversed.

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Honors reforms

In January, 2004, Aftab Pureval, Undergraduate Student Government president at the time, placed review of the Honors and Scholars Program on his administration's agenda and devoted a substantial part of his State of the University address to program reforms, stating that the current budget of $8 million for the program funds an institution that is too big and too inefficient. He was right.

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Where are they now?

A student's focus in college does not always dictate their careers. Aftab Pureval, former Undergraduate Student Government president who left office a few weeks ago, will be graduating with a degree in political science. Pureval said he chose political science purely for interest. "I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up," he said, mentioning that law school will give him three years to figure it out. Although a career in politics seems like a natural step after serving in student government, the paths former USG presidents have taken have not strictly followed those lines.

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USG results to be released tonight

The final results of the Undergraduate Student presidential and senate elections were not released last night, as was widely expected. They will be released tonight at 7 p.m. in a room yet to be determined at the Ohio Union, according to an announcement on USG's Web site. According to USG president Aftab Pureval, the Elections Governing Board was still holding hearings to discuss accusations of campaign violations, and the final results were also still being certified. For those reasons, the election winner was not announced last night. The new leaders will be inaugurated on Saturday, May 7. They will take over for Pureval and Deb Mason, who won last year's presidential election with 47 percent of the total vote. About 16 percent of the student body voted in last year's election.

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Five battle for top USG position

Suzanne Scharer was on the defensive on the night before Undergraduate Student Government elections. Scharer, chief of staff for USG President Aftab Pureval, found herself defending both her experience in USG and her running mate Matt Kreiner's lack of USG experience at the third and final presidential debate last night at the Ohio Union. During the question period - when campaigns could pose one question to each rival candidacy - three of the four campaigns saved their last question for Scharer and Kreiner. Scharer defended her three years with USG. "The hardest part about being so passionate about an organization is knowing its downfalls," Scharer said.

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