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Letter from ASB President Taylor McGraw

Hey students,

As we begin the new semester, I want to give you some updates on your Associated Student Body. 

1. Our Spring General Elections take place Feb. 21. Positions include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, attorney general and judicial chair. 

If you want to run, you must complete a petition (available in the ASB office -— Union 408), and turn it in Feb. 3. If you have questions about your eligibility or what the positions entail, email asb@olemiss.edu. 

2. The Two+2 program will resume the week of Feb. 6. If you participated last semester, I really hope you continue this semester. If you haven’t heard about it yet, essentially we randomly match you and a buddy with another pair each week for lunch or coffee.

All members of the Ole Miss family can participate, and we have lots of coupons and prizes as extra incentives. Look for more information about the program and how to sign up next week.

3. Starting Feb. 1, ASB will launch “21 Days of Good.” 

Each weekday in February, we’ll challenge you to do one good thing, whether it be writing a note to a professor or calling up a friend you’ve lost touch with. 

A new challenge will be announced each morning on our website and in The DM. 

The more challenges you complete, the more chances you have to win one of our grand prizes. To participate, pick up a reporting form from the ASB office or print one from www.olemiss.edu/asb.

4. The ASB is announcing an art contest that will run through the month of February for paintings or photographs that depict life at Ole Miss. 

The selected pieces will be displayed in the Student Union, along with a brief artist biography for the duration of the semester. 

To submit a piece for the contest, attach the photograph or a high-quality photo of the painting in an email to asb@olemiss.edu. Include your name, the title of the piece and its dimensions. We will notify winners by March 1.

5. Thanks to everyone who voted on the Green Fund in the fall. The ASB is currently working with the student architects of the idea and the Office of Sustainability on a proposal for a student-driven green fund.

6. As a reminder, you receive free admission to all Ole Miss sporting events with your student ID, so be sure to take advantage. 

The men’s basketball team has important home games against Florida tonight at 6 p.m. and South Carolina on Saturday at 6 p.m. 

Be sure to support the Rebs as they look to remain undefeated at the Tad Pad this season!

Thank you for your continued support. 

Please let me know if there’s anything we can do to improve your Ole Miss experience. You can email me directly at tmmcgraw@olemiss.edu.

 

Best wishes,

Taylor