Volume 95, Issue 72

Friday, February 8, 2002

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Candidates clubbed to death

Students sentenced to high tuition

Day of Action raises national concerns

Afghan culture show raises cash for kids

Screw jackass bosses - be your own

Profile: Melissa Groendyk

Profile: Mike Liebrock

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Profile: Mike Liebrock

By Kristina Lundblad
Gazette Staff

University Students' Council presidential candidate Mike Liebrock said next year's council needs a president who will be useful and accountable to the student body.

"I have great ideas for council and I love this school," said the third-year political science student, stressing his plans are well-researched and feasible.

Liebrock currently holds the position of USC governmental affairs commissioner and vice-chair of the external affairs committee. He is also a member of the Progressive Conservative Club on campus.


Liebrock said his enthusiasm and motivation are qualities that will make him a good leader and his dedication allows him to fulfill the responsibilities he is given.

"I want to increase accountability and responsibility I know these are buzz words but we have real ways to do this, to ensure accountability," he said.

Lowering student fees is one point on the top of his priority list, although Liebrock said he knows many think it cannot be done. "I know it can be," he said.

"The USC does great work, but to the benefit of the entire student body I'm not sure," Liebrock said, in regards to the current USC services.

Noting campus safety as a major issue this past year, Liebrock said he would like to see the USC pressure Western administration to put up more emergency poles and lights, as well as request crime statistics and a safety audit from the University Police Department.

A major change Liebrock would like to see is the general student body election of USC vice-presidents, instead of the current process that involves an USC internal election.

"These are full-time paid positions students should have a direct say in their election," he said.

Liebrock would also like to increase volunteerism on campus and in the London community. He said he would ensure the USC focuses on governmental lobbying efforts for a long-term plan to ensure education stability and accessibility.

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