Erik Michaels-Ober Student Body President

Class of 2005


  • Presidential Perspectives: A look at this year

    I am writing this column for the last time, since my term as Student Body President ends at the end of this month. Student government has made some major improvements this year, and I will humbly highlight a few.
    Leading up to the general election last November, student government launched a trial of the Collegiate Readership Program, which provided free copies of The New York Times, USA Today, a...

    News | April 25, 2005
  • Presidential perspectives: The Joint Funding Process wraps up

    I hope you had a fun and relaxing Spring Carnival.
    From student government?s perspective, Carnival is more than a long weekend of festivities: it is the largest
    expense of the year. In fact, roughly 20 percent, or about $32 per person, of your annual activities fee was allocated to events during Carnival. Such
    events included the Buggy Sweepstakes, the Shins concert, comedian Ralphie May, and...

    News | April 18, 2005
  • Presidential Perspective: Election results yield solid leadership

    I was extremely happy to see so many students vote in last week?s student body elections. Over 2150 total ballots were cast. Tom Sabram was elected Student Body President and Nicolette Louissaint was elected Student Body Vice-President. They will take over at the end of the month, when my term is officially over.
    I am looking forward to transitioning the office to Tom and Nicolette. I have worked...

    News | April 11, 2005
  • Presidential Perspectives: Extending hours in the library and UC

    As you may know, Hunt Library is open 24 hours a day during final examinations. However, many students ? particularly those taking courses in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences ? expressed a demand for greater access to the library during the week before final examinations, as well.
    Katie Cooper, a Student Senator from the Mellon College of Science and a member of the Academic Affairs...

    News | April 4, 2005
  • Presidential perspectives: What will you do after graduation?

    Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung once wrote, ?Creative powers can just as easily turn out to be destructive. It rests solely with the moral personality whether they apply themselves to good things or to bad.?
    As hundreds of graduating Carnegie Mellon students prepare to enter the workforce, they are confronted with the choice of applying their education to either good things or to bad, to creation o...

    News | March 28, 2005