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Team violates bylaws

The Undergraduate Student Government Judicial Panel ruled yesterday that Aftab Pureval and Deb Mason, presidential and vice presidential candidates for USG, violated Elections Governance Board bylaws by campaigning early.

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Concert causes conflict

The Judicial Panel of the Undergraduate Student Government met last night to discuss three complaints filed against Aftab Pureval and Deb Mason, a presidential and vice presidential candidate team for USG. The three complaints stemmed from Pureval's sponsorship of a Red Wanting Blue concert Friday, said Jody Clark, Elections Governance Board director.

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Slow start does not stop Buckeyethon fever

The third annual BuckeyeThon dance marathon started at 11 a.m. Saturday with the screams of 110 excited dancers reverberating throughout a nearly empty Ohio Union. It ended with a scream 14 hours later when it was announced $36,042.06 had been raised for the Columbus Children's Hospital. "How could you not be pleased with the amount?" said Aftab Pureval, co-director of the event. "It's $36,000 more than they had yesterday. I'm really proud of everyone." Full Story

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Incentive funding

A group of Ohio lawmakers are currently creating a new, graduation-rate-based incentives program to help financially reward schools that show marked increases from year to year. A similar graduation-rate improvement, the Success Challenge initiative, was implemented in 2000, and was developed to determine a score for each four-year university relative to the number of baccalaureate degrees earned in a timely manner from that institution in that year.

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Finish in four? Ohio lawmakers say you can

In the constant attempt to further promote excellence among higher education institutions statewide, a group of Ohio lawmakers are currently devising a new, graduation rate-based incentives program to help financially reward those schools that show marked increases from year to year. The proposal, sponsored by Republican Sens. Joy Padgett of Coshocton and Randall Gardner of Bowling Green, was introduced earlier this month and is still in its early stages of development.

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New trustees named to Ohio State board

Two new members will be added to the Ohio State Board of Trustees at its meeting tomorrow. Gov. Bob Taft appointed Yoonhee Patricia Ha and Robert H. Schottenstein to the board Friday. Ha was appointed as a non-voting student trustee for a term ending May 13, 2007, replacing Emily Quick. She supplied her vita to The Lantern, but said she did not wish to comment via phone or e-mail. Ha, a senior in business administration and pre-medicine, is a graduate of Fairland High School in Proctorville and a member of the Max M. Fisher College of Business Honors Cohort Program. During her time at OSU, Ha has served as an orientation leader and a manager for the Alumnae Scholarship Housing Program. She is currently a volunteer at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and a member of the Honors Collegium and the Honors Program Student Advisory Board. She is also the director of The Ohio Academy of Science's Student Advisory Council.

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New USG officers sworn in

The new members of the Undergraduate Student Goverment were formally inaugurated yesterday in a ceremony held in the main lounge of the Ohio Union. President Suzanne Scharer and vice president Matt Kreiner were sworn in by USG advisor Matt Couch at a ceremony attended by Ohio State President Karen A. Holbrook, Provost Barbara Snyder and other university officials.

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Residence halls a place for students to grow

For many college students, residence halls are the transition from living with their parents to being on their own. "Residence halls are fundamentally a rite of passage," said Steve Kremer, assistant vice president of Student Affairs at Ohio State in a presentation to the Board of Trustees Friday. They are environments that are regulated and supervised by resident advisors who can help students adjust to being away from home, he said.

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