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DSG elects Grey to pro-tempore spot

Housecleaning was at the top of Duke Student Government's agenda at its first meeting of the semester Wednesday night.

Junior Emily Grey was elected to the legislative pro-tempore spot, vacated this month by sophomore Priscilla Mpasi, who is leaving the University this semester for personal reasons.

"I'm very excited to take on this position, because I have seen how effective DSG has been in the past, and I look forward to making it even better in the future," said Grey, who served as vice president for facilities and athletics last year and spent last semester in Florence, Italy.

The pro tempore acts as chair at legislative meetings when the executive vice president is absent or participating in debate, and also serves as the administrative secretary of DSG.

The Legislature also filled several spots on the election commission in preparation for DSG's Feb. 28 executive elections.

Attorney-general Elizabeth Kreul-Starr will be joined on the commission by seniors Michael Calvo, Jimmy Carter and Natalia Woodhall; junior Erin Smith; and sophomores Isaac Dolgovskij and Tyler Hollmig.

In anticipation of the executive elections, declarations of candidacy and officer descriptions were made available online and in the DSG office yesterday. Completed declarations of candidacy are due to the DSG office by 5 p.m. Feb. 7.

DSG officials also announced four openings in the Legislature, one spot on the Student Organization Finance Committee and several spots on the newly formed Duke Stores Student Advisory Committee. All undergraduates are eligible to apply.

SOFC chair Vinny Eng also announced that there is $17,000 in the Programming Fund for this semester, including $3,000 carried over from last semester.