2012 USG Elections Coverage

Students elected Mikey Geragos and Vinnie Prasad to serve as Undergraduate Student Government president and vice president, respectively, in the 2012-2013 school year.


Latest headlines:


Podcast: Q&A with Mikey Geragos and Vinnie Prasad

Geragos, Prasad win USG presidential race

Candidate alleges online hack occurred

School media should avoid swaying votes

Students should take part in USG election

Students endorse USG presidential candidates

Letter to the editor: USG presidential candidates respond to missing campaign sign remarks.

USG campaign signs removed from Trousdale without permission

Video: Daily Trojan interviews the candidates

Candidates square off in the USG debate



(President/Vice President)

Ani Kolangian | Daily Trojan

Mikey Geragos/Vinnie Prasad

Biggest Issue: Teaching practical skills in classrooms

  • Give students re-entry at football games
  • Add Rec Sports practice space
  • Project away football games onscreen at the campus center
  • Work with community leaders to improve undergraduate/community relationship
  • Increase free LAX shuttle trips during holiday break
  • Create USCard mobile app
  • Get students free online subscriptions to The New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal

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Courtesy of Jared Ginsburg

Jared Ginsburg/Sam Coxe

Biggest issue: Adding a fall break to the calendar

  • Make an online ordering system or mobile applications for restaurants on campus
  • Increase parking and lower on-campus cost of parking
  • Get parking discounts for green vehicles
  • Add desks and cubicles to study spaces in USC housing
  • Sponsor school-wide textbook exchange
  • Lobby for administration to increase scholarships
  • Increase lighting on The Row and University Avenue

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Ani Kolangian | Daily Trojan

Theo Offei/Julia Riley

Biggest issue: Extending Doheny’s hours

  • Create a “Loan a Book” program for GE courses
  • Increase awareness and number of research grants and scholarships
  • Increase efficiency of OASIS, Blackboard and other online student resources
  • Extend Lyon Center hours
  • Add Campus Cruisers during holidays and breaks
  • Get biodegradable utensils on campus
  • Improve dining hall meal selections

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