The Undergraduate Student Government began work on many campus initiatives by meeting with administrators over the summer to kick off several of its school-year projects.President Chris Cheng and Vice President Nehi Ogbevoen are setting out to make several improvements on campus and improve relations between USG and important departments within the university.“A lot of relationships [with] some of the administrators had been lost in the last year or two. It was a big goal for us to build those again,” Cheng said. “It helped us prioritize what we want to do and we wanted to find out what kinds of goals [the university] wanted.”These meetings led to several campus improvements already underway this summer, including the addition of bike racks and a bike parking lot near Parking Structure B.Cheng said the bike parking lot, which he said should be completed by the end of the summer, will provide students with an area for safe overnight parking.“That was a common goal between us,” Cheng said. “[The administration] doesn’t want the bikes kind of free-roaming.”USG will also provide a monthly trips for students to venture off campus, inspired by the success of the L.A. Live tram — a project undertaken by last year’s administration.“It’s nice to get somewhere around L.A. without having to borrow a car,” Ogbevoen said. “In October we’re going to Manhattan Beach. Once we told auxiliary affairs, they responded well.”Ogbevoen said the implementation of the tram project was another example of why it was important for USG to communicate with university administrators.“The advice we got from the administration was to start early,” Ogbevoen said.The work has just begun, however, and USG still has plenty of issues to work through going into the school year. A $1 rise in the student programming fee, intended to cover a budget shortfall that was discovered last spring, has yet to be confirmed by the USC Board of Trustees.“We actually created two budgets … We’re definitely ready for both scenarios,” Cheng said. “If we are fortunate enough to get that extra money. It will go directly to the funds that influence students the most.”Cheng and Ogbevoen also began research on many issues they plan to begin dealing with at the beginning of the school year.Among these is an improvement to the Lyon Center, a mission that previous USG administrations have undertaken. To get an idea of what changes they’d like to see at the Lyon Center, Ogbevoen and Cheng visited recreation centers at other universities.“There was just more space — you can tell that they designed the building for students,” Ogbevoen said of the recreation center at Cal State Fullerton.Overall, Ogbevoen and Cheng said they felt the summer was a success and are prepared going into the school year.“I think the biggest advantage we had was meeting with all the administrators and getting advice from them,” Ogbevoen said. “All of them had a lot of input.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 4, 2020 at 11:24 pm Contact Danny: firstname.lastname@example.org | @DannyEmerman Former Illinois guard Alan Griffin is transferring to Syracuse, Mike Waters of Syracuse.com confirmed on Saturday night. Griffin played two seasons for the Fighting Illini, averaging 8.9 points in 18.1 minutes per game last year. He scored efficiently, sinking 41.6% of his 3-pointers and 86.1% of his free throws. Griffin was expected to be one of Illinois’ best players next year as a junior, but he chose to transfer, picking Syracuse over Arizona, Dayton, Iowa State, Miami and Texas. Griffin’s younger brother, Adrian Griffin Jr., is the No. 6 recruit in the Class of 2021 and committed to Duke.Along with Patrick Tape — who had Syracuse in his final four before decommitting from Duke — Griffin was one of the top transfers available on the market. Originally from White Plains, New York, Griffin played his high school ball at Archbishop Stepinac. There, he became a three-star recruit and the fourth best talent in the state in the class of 2018, per 247 Sports. According to Syracuse.com, Griffin won’t be immediately eligible unless he’s granted a waiver or the NCAA changes its transfer rules. If he can play in 2020, he’d join a Syracuse team in need of a scoring punch without Elijah Hughes, as well as a backcourt with Buddy Boeheim, Joe Girard III and incoming freshman Kadary Richmond. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments
Related Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has handed national team call-ups to Hapoel Beer Sheva Nigerian duo John Ogu and Anthony Nwakaeme – his first invite as we had reported HereAnthony Nwakaeme, fondly called Tony has been on the radar of the national team handlers for some time now. Last season he certainly attracted the attention of coach Rohr with topnotch performances and goals as Hapoel Beer Sheva scooped the Isreali league and cup double. Nwakaeme was also named the Isreali player of the 2016/2017 season.He’s already scored five times this season, including a superbly struck goal from outside the area in his side’s 2-1 UEFA Champions League Playoff 1st leg win over Maribor.John Ogu meanwhile, a more regular feature with the Super Eagles, will be looking to pull on the green and white for the 13th time in his career. He’s scored once in his previous 12 caps.The midfielder expressed confidence in coach Gernot Rohr and spoke of his excitement at being invited again.Hapoel Beer Sheva understandably couldn’t hide their excitement and took to the club’s official Facebook page to congratulate both players: “Warm greetings to Tony Nwakaeme for his debut invite to the Nigeria team. Congratulations to John Ogu for his call up as well”The invited players are expected in camp on Monday August 28 ahead of the first leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Cameroon in Uyo on September 1. The second leg of the double header will come up three days later at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde.Nigeria top Group B with six points from two matches, while African champions Cameroon have two points. Zambia and Algeria have one point each.