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USG debate showcases candidate difference

Undergraduate Student Government had its first of three election debates Thursday with current USG President Aftab Pureval moderating five presidential election teams in the Ohio Union Conference Theater. The debate also allowed candidates to ask two direct questions of other teams and an audience question-and-answer session. The candidates for this year's election are Joshua Gates and Jamie Wallace, Liz Ghandakly and Dave Knapp, Logan Marguiles and Tony Gross, Suzanne Scharer and Matt Kreiner, and Tariq and Malik Seifullah.

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Ohio State spirit fizzles

Reading through The Lantern Monday, a certain story caught my eye. On the front page there was an article about the first ever "Buckeye Ball" held last Friday aimed at "building a strong sense of community in the residence halls" according to Undergraduate Student Government President Aftab Pureval. Though the piece alluded to the event being a success with 150 people attending, there was a problem - It also mentioned gift cards were to be given to the first 400 through the door.

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Inaugural Buckeye Ball entertains students

Residence hall students were dressed to impress Friday at the first annual Buckeye Ball at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government, more than 150 students attended. "It was a fun and safe way to have fun," said Amanda Scherz, a freshman in animal science, who attended the event to meet new people. USG President Aftab Pureval said the Buckeye Ball is an attempt at building a strong sense of community in the residence halls.

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Changing OSU

Undergraduate Student Government President Aftab Pureval gave his State of the University address to various students, faculty and staff members Wednesday. Pureval's speech focused on the university's budget, tuition spending and the Honors Program. Pureval was critical of Ohio's tax cuts, which he said would probably lead to Ohio State budget cuts, and what OSU has done with tuition hikes - namely, spend them on areas that he said do not directly benefit undergraduates.

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USG: Change necessary for university

At last night's State of the University Address, Undergraduate Student Government President Aftab Pureval and Vice President Deb Mason discussed the need for faculty recruitment, changes to the honor's program and a limit on tuition increases. "The governor and leaders at the statehouse have shortchanged education and created an enormous problem for our administration," Pureval said. "In order to be a stronger state and economy, the state needs to give us more funding. We cannot be a world-class institution without their support." "Surely Ohio State will once again bear the brunt of a legislator that refuses to address the real need for higher education funding," he said. Pureval discussed the tuition commission created by USG three months ago, to review how the university was spending its budget. He said USG has not yet finished reviewing the budget, but has discovered that the university is not spending money in places that students view as priorities. Instead, the money is going to research and technology.

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USG goals focus on winter

The Undergraduate Student Government met yesterday for the final time this quarter. "We feel we've done a lot of work this quarter and are happy with the results," said Aftab Pureval, USG president and a senior in political science.

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National issues reach campus

To increase student awareness about national issues in preparation for the 2004 presidential election, Undergraduate Student Government, in collaboration with homecoming week, is holding an Issues Fair on the Ohio Union's west lawn from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. "It is a joint event between homecoming week and USG," said Aftab Pureval, president of Undergraduate Student Government. "Homecoming week is already on the schedule, so the lead is homecoming week, and we help them out and supplement their efforts," he said.

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USG wants students’ ideas for spring speaker

Ohio State students wishing to voice their opinions regarding the choice of the keynote speaker for spring commencement are being encouraged to do so by the Undergraduate Student Government. "Students have always had the opportunity (to suggest speakers)," said Aftab Pureval, president of USG. "We are just making it more accessible and reachable."

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Tradition begins early at convocation

This year's new undergraduate class was immersed in Ohio State tradition yesterday morning during convocation ceremonies at St. John Arena. A tired group of first year students overflowed the bowl of the arena, packing into the second tier seating to hear speeches from faculty leaders. The largest applause of the morning, however, came after Undergraduate Student Government President Aftab Pureval spoke on the importance of student participation in this year's presidential election.

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Candidates speak about link between greek society, USG

Undergraduate Student Government presidential candidates met to debate several issues at Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity house yesterday evening. Candidates Jarrod Weiss, Aftab Pureval, Ryan Jolley and Elizabeth Ghandakly took three questions prepared by the greek community before answering questions from the audience. When asked how the candidates plan to use their platform to help greek life, they each discussed the importance of increasing communication, uniting students from all walks of life, dispelling typical greek sterotypes and bringing USG and greek organizations together to work toward a common goal.

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