Eric Burse and Andy Greos, both currently directors for USG’s Program Board, are running for Undergraduate Student Government president and vice-president, advocating for improving the locks on dorms and expanding USCard to local restaurants.Teamwork · Eric Burse (right) and Andy Greos have a research team of 167 students to help them understand the different activities on campus. – Matthew Wunderlich | Daily Trojan Burse, a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism and political science, is currently the director of the Black Student Assembly. Greos, a sophomore majoring in business administration, is the director of production for Program Board.“Throughout the year, we saw things that were done [well], but we also saw things that could have been done better,” Burse said. “We never thought about running, but when the time came closer, we thought that we actually had some valid ideas that could come to fruition, so we decided to run.”Burse and Greos believe their diverse involvement and academics make them a dynamic pair and better representatives of the student population.“Out of all the candidates on the ticket this year, we’re the only ones that provide any kind of fair representation,” Burse said. “The other two tickets are completely Greek.”Burse currently serves as a residential advisor in Parkside Apartments and also works with the Annenberg admissions office. Greos is on the executive board of the Trojan Knights and a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity.“We complement each other well,” Greos said. “We’re involved in very different things on campus, which allows [us] to reach a lot of different ideas and different constituencies.”The two developed a platform looking to change the structure of USG. Two of the biggest changes the ticket advocates for are the creation of a student community service assembly in Program Board and allowing for traditional university events to be permanent fixtures in the USG budget.“There’s no umbrella organization that represents [the service organizations],” Burse said. “We want to create a student community service assembly under Program Board. That’s a very big thing because there haven’t been any additions of assemblies for 10 years.”The pair wants to encourage the university to allow for corporate sponsorships of events to increase funding and the quality of events.Burse and Greos are also looking to set a series of long-lasting goals for their administration and administrations to come, if elected to office.“We’re going to sit down with Chris [Cheng, current USG President] and Nehi [Ogbevoen, current USG vice-president] and also the USG president before and try to make a 10-year plan, of where we want to see USG in 10 years,” Burse said. “It’ll allow the next leader to continue working on the same projects that we were working on.”In addition to improving safety and increasing the reach of USCard, Burse and Greos also have plans to improve sustainability. The two are working to enhance the new office of sustainability.“We’re lobbying for a permanent sustainability office with professional and student workers so that we can really maintain that focus for the long-run,” Greos said.Though USG presidential and vice-presidential candidates are often juniors, sophomores Burse and Greos do not think their age will be a problem.“Andy and I have been significantly involved with USG and Program Board for our two years here,” Burse said. “We have great knowledge of things going on at USC … our grasp of what it means to be a Trojan is the same as [the other candidates’].”The two have a volunteer team of 167 students who have done specific research in each area of campus, and they have brought all those ideas together to create their platform, according to Burse.“We want to enhance the experience for every single student here,” Burse said. “Things that students will remember 20 years from now, that made their Trojan experience here at USC the best.”For more coverage on the 2011 USG elections, click here.
A strong second-half performance from Waterford propelled them to a 2-19 to 0-15 victory over the Premier County in the U21 provincial decider, which was played at Walsh Park.The Déise made a positive start to the opening period too and it took Tipp until the 11th minute to register their first score – a point from Andrew Coffey.The Nenagh Eire Og man got a second shortly afterwards and William Maher’s side drew level by the quarter-hour mark courtesy of Conor Lanigan. There was nothing in for the next 10 minutes until the home side got the first goal of the night through Stephen Bennett, who beat Brian Hogan after Patrick Curran’s free went slightly awry.There were protest from the Tipp management that Bennett was in the square but the officials didn’t change their original decision to allow it.The Premier got another point from dual star Josh Keane just before the break and trailed by 1-6 to 0-7 as the teams headed for the dressing rooms.Austin Gleeson, who was arguably Man of the Match, got the first two scores of the second-half.However, Tipp didn’t wilt and were level after 45 minutes courtesy of Keane’s point.The match turned decisively in the eventual winners’ direction shortly afterwards when substitute Peter Hogan found the net after being set up brilliantly by Stephen Bennett.Try as they might the Premier County couldn’t pull back the deficit and Waterford claimed their first provincial title at this grade since 1994.
Tottenham face an arduous task to keep their Champions League hopes alive after defeat at home by the highly impressive RB Leipzig in the first leg of their last-16 tie.Spurs, now stripped of long-term injury victim Son Heung-min with a broken arm as well as Harry Kane, were beaten more convincingly than the scoreline suggests as the side lying second in the Bundesliga demonstrated their growing stature.And it was only a masterclass from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris that gives Spurs hope for the second leg in Germany, keeping Leipzig at bay with a string of outstanding saves before he was beaten by Timo Werner’s 58th-minute penalty.Lloris turned Angelino’s shot on to the post and saved from Werner inside the first minute, later denying the striker once more from point-blank range.He was powerless to stop Werner’s drilled spot-kick after Ben Davies fouled Konrad Laimer but kept Spurs in it with a crucial block from Patrik Schick.Spurs finally forged chances of their own after the break, with Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi turning Giovani Lo Celso’s free-kick on to the post and Lucas Moura heading over from close range – but it is advantage to Julian Nagelsmann’s team.Spurs suffer from lack of threatThe big question for Spurs and manager Jose Mourinho was how they would lay a glove on RB Leipzig after the blow of losing Son to a broken arm exacerbated the long-term absence of main marksman Kane.And so it proved as, despite a much-improved second half, they could not apply consistent pressure to Leipzig, who will go into the second leg as firm favourites to reach the quarter-finals.Spurs should not be written off after the heroics of last season but without Kane and Son it would be an outstanding feat if they were to overturn this deficit.Mourinho at least had shining lights in goalkeeper Lloris and midfield man Lo Celso, the France keeper preventing Leipzig from reducing the second leg to little more than a formality.It was an ominous sign that he was in frantic action inside the first minute and he can take credit for Leipzig not being out of sight already.Lo Celso, meanwhile, showed his growing maturity as he drove Spurs forward, almost equalising with a fine 25-yard free-kick that was turned on to the post by the stretching Gulacsi.It was, however, a night of frustration for Spurs – summed up by the sight of a stony-faced Dele Alli hurling a water bottle and a boot in the dugout after he was substituted.Spurs must call on the Champions League spirit of last season to turn this last-16 tie around. Source: BBC