Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:42pm
2017 Central Student Government presidential and vice-presidential candidates debate campus issues in the Student Publications Building on Monday.

The Michigan Daily hosted its second annual University of Michigan Central Student Government debate on Monday night, with the president and vice president candidates from eMerge, Movement and the Defend Affirmative Action Party fielding questions from moderators and online submissions. The fourth party running, Better Than the Rest, did not attend the debate due to a scheduling conflict. 

The parties began the debate with overviews of their platforms, highlighting the initiatives they felt most strongly about.

Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 7:01pm
Central Student Government hopes to increase awareness of campus sexual assault and support of bystander training.

This article is the third part of an ongoing series of articles outlining specific initiatives of Central Student Government on campus.

The Bystander Intervention and Community Engagement program is designed to engage students by informing them about sexual misconduct and providing them with tools and strategies to address the issue.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 8:36pm
LSA sophomore Nicco Beltramo speaks on behalf of the Student Organization Funding Commission in CSG Chambers on March 8.

This article is the second part of an ongoing series of articles outlining specific initiatives of Central Student Government on campus.

Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 6:23pm
LSA juniors Dan Sweeney and Evan Rosen are running for Central Student Government president and vice-president.

Despite being outsiders to Central Student Government, LSA juniors Evan Rosen and Dan Sweeney are ready to make waves on the University of Michigan campus as elected leaders. Rosen and Sweeney are running for president and vice president, respectively, with Movement Party. 

Rosen said he decided to run in order to create a more united campus.

“We’re very excited about trying to effect positive change on this campus,” Rosen said. “We have a very detailed and diverse platform that we’re excited to talk about and a lot of people behind us who are trying to make it happen.”

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 6:50pm
Members of CSG at the meeting in the CSG Chambers on March 7, 2017.

Fear crowded gyms no more.

LSA senior Lakshman Mulpuri and Rackham student Trevis Harrold, Central Student Government representatives, recently launched a program through the University of Michigan app that allows students to view how many people are currently in the Recreational Sports facilities, as well as what equipment is being used.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:20pm
Nicco Beltramo speaks on behalf of Student Organization Funding Commission at the CSG meeting at the CGS Chambers on Tuesday.

A resolution to support an academic holiday on Election Day for 2020 and all even-numbered years after that passed during Tuesday night’s Central Student Government meeting with 30 in favor, five opposed and none abstaining. The resolution faced pushback from some representatives, who said the resolution only featured the views of students in CSG and wasn’t reflective of the student body in general.

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 8:12pm
LSA Senior David Schafer, Central Student Government president, speaks during a CSG meeting in the Pierpont East Room in November 2016.

University of Michigan Central Student Government representatives, along with representatives from other universities such as Michigan State University, Wayne State University, and Grand Valley State University, traveled to Lansing on Wednesday to meet with legislators to talk about the issue of sexual assault on campuses, an event called Advocacy Day. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 10:13pm
Engineering junior Tania Haddad oversees the meeting in the CSG Chambers on January 31, 2017.

During Central Student Government’s Tuesday meeting, a resolution to support the creation of a Middle Eastern and North African racial category on University of Michigan documents passed unanimously.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 1:08am
Counseling and Psychological Services Director Todd Sevig addresses the Central Student Government during their meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

Tuesday night, Todd Sevig, director of University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services, gave Central Student Government an oversight of the organization’s current plans to expand mental health services unique to the differing majors on campus.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 11:41pm
Francessca Bennett and Tania Haddad share a moment of laughter during the Central Student Government meeting in the Union on Tuesday.

Despite the mixed reactions from CSG’s last meeting, a resolution aiming to host an Israeli-Palestinian lunch to foster dialogue passed with 18 in favor, nine opposed and five abstentions. However, the student assembly debated heatedly over the details of the resolution and CSG’s handling of the debate, with LSA Representative Eli Schrayer voting “no with rights” against his own resolution to continue the conversation.