ASG WINTER PRESS RELEASES AS OF FEBRUARY 13, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2008 Contact: Bill Pulte, VP of ASG ASG LAUNCHES RESEARCH DATABASE WEBSITE The Associated Student Government announced today the release of its "ASG‐ NURD" (Northwestern Undergraduate Research Database), which serves as a central research information website consisting of research opportunities for each college at Northwestern, Office of Fellowships, Study Abroad, and Undergraduate Research Database. ASG founded ASG‐NURD because the university lacks one central website for research opportunities. The new website can be visited at: http://asg.northwestern.edu/nurd and is accessible on the top right and right hand side of NUlink's homepage. ASG's President Neal Sales‐Griffin remarked, "Never before has NU had a website that collects all of this research information. We are really excited to be able to offer this for the first time." Mike McGee, ASG Academic Vice‐President and Chairman of ASG‐NURD, remarked, "ASG‐NURD serves as a gateway to the undergraduate research opportunities that NU already has scattered among dozens of websites. This service has long been needed by the student body, and we are very happy that ASG is able to provide this 'one stop shop' for students' research needs. The site will undoubtedly facilitate students' access to research opportunities." Vice‐President of ASG and Public Relations Director Bill Pulte can be reached at (c) 248‐838‐8175. Academic Vice‐President and Chairman of ASG‐NURD Mike McGee can be reached at (c) 815‐904‐0824. ASG President Neal Sales‐Griffin can be reached at (c) 773‐272‐5734.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2008 Contact: Thomas Smithburg, ASG Operations Director ASG SAVES STUDENT BODY 15 GRAND The Associated Student Government announced today that its ASG RideShare program which debuted nearly a month ago has already saved the student body over $15,000. The RideShare Program was initiated through ASG's Executive Board and was then approved by the Senate. The team of Tom Smithburg, Timothy Wright, Jonathon Koenig, Visraant Iyer, and Leezia Dhalla brought the service to fruition in just three weeks. The RideShare website can be visited at: https://asg.northwestern.edu/rideshare/ Although the service has been in service for little less than a month, it has been used by almost 1,000 students. ASG's President Neal Sales‐Griffin remarked, "Our team did a great job at pulling this together. We've recognized, through asking students what they would like to see of their student government, that services like this are extremely beneficial and appreciated." Thomas Smithburg, ASG Operations Director and Chairman of ASG RideShare, remarked, "We are thrilled with the success of ASG RideShare, and we look forward to taking great steps to improving the needed service. The amount of students who have responded positively to ASG RideShare is absolutely overwhelming." ASG Operations Director and ASG RideShare Chairman Thomas Smithburg can be reached at (c) 312‐953‐1752. For more information, please contact Vice‐President of ASG and Public Relations Director Bill Pulte. (c) 248‐838‐8175 ASG President Neal Sales‐Griffin can be reached at (c) 773‐272‐5734.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 5, 2008 Contact: Bill Pulte, VP of ASG ASG UNVEILS OFF‐CAMPUS HOUSING EVALUATION WEBSITE The Associated Student Government announced today the unveiling of "ASG Off‐ Campus Housing Evaluations" (ASG OCHE), an evaluation website similar to CTECS but it will be used for the evaluation of off‐campus apartments and landlords. The new site can be visited at: http://www.asg.northwestern.edu/asgoche and is accessible on the top right and side of NUlink's homepage. Over the past two months, hundreds of students have contributed to these housing evaluations. The evaluations, which cover a large portion of off‐campus housing, grade landlords, discuss rental rates, disclose heating and other costs, and provide a general makeup/floorplan for the apartments listed. Student help is still needed to further the already collected evaluations. ASG OCHE will continue to collect evaluations on the ASG OCHE website. ASG OCHE was passed through the Senate and was then created and launched through ASG's External Relations Committee. ASG's President Neal Sales‐Griffin remarked, "ASG Off‐Campus Housing Evaluations, or ASG OCHE, as we call it, will undoubtedly help students better evaluate and find off‐campus housing. Additionally, the new website provides students with a guide to off‐campus housing so they know what to look for in contracts, how to find a reliable landlord, and how to rent an apartment that fits their wishes." Samir Pendse, ASG External Relations Director and Chairman of ASG OCHE, remarked, "This service has long been needed by students, and we are very happy that ASG is able to cater to this demand. A lot of time and effort has been put into this project and now we hope the students will utilize this extremely beneficial off‐ campus housing evaluation system." For more information, please contact Bill Pulte, VP of ASG and Interim PR Director. (c) 248‐838‐8175 ASG President Neal Sales‐Griffin can be reached at (c) 773‐272‐5734. External Relations Director Samir Pendse can be reached at (c) 440‐364‐8752.