College/Year: Berkeley ’07
Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Major: Economics and International Studies (anticipated)
Brian Ong ’07, who serves as chair of finance for the College Council for CARE and treasurer for Yale’s Chinese American Students’ Association, said he has the financial experience a YCC treasurer needs.
A Berkeley College yearbook editor and member of the Yale Precision Marching Band, Ong said he would try to extend shuttle services to more airports, work toward a more flexible meal plan, increase the number of carts on moving days and keep dining halls open at night for drink refills.
“I want to concentrate on the small issues that result in differences in student life,” Ong said. “I would stay away from making unrealistic proposals.”
Ong said the first major difficulty he would face as treasurer would be the problem of raising the budget. He said he would find creative ways to raise money through alumni contributions and self-sustaining activities.
Ong is an advertising staff member for the News.
College/Year: Calhoun ’06
Hometown: Wellesley, Mass.
Major: Ethics, Politics and Economics
Former freshman representative and current treasurer of the Calhoun College Council Andrew Schram ’06 said as treasurer of the Yale College Council, he would work to build a stronger relationship between Yale’s administration and student body to bring about a better quality of life.
Schram, a member of the varsity sailing team and the Yale Russian Chorus, said he plans to increase budgetary support for undergraduate organizations and cooperation between different sections of the YCC.
“I want to lobby the administration to help raise money for the YCC,” Schram said. “I intend to break the barrier between students and the administration to improve life here at Yale.”
Schram also said he would push for a “take-your-adviser-to-dinner night” for freshmen and sophomores.
— Susie Poppick