06/02/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

U Of Michigan Student Assembly Swears In First Openly Gay President

"Work hard, be true, go blue," said former Michigan Student Assembly President Abhishek Mahanti last night in the Assembly Chambers, before yielding his position leading campus's leading student governing body to LSA junior Chris Armstrong. Business School junior Jason Raymond, Armstrong's running mate, was also sworn in as MSA vice president.

Elected in a landslide victory last Friday, LGBT Commission Chair Chris Armstrong of MForward is now the first openly gay MSA president -- a fact he said he hopes will have large implications not only for the LGBT community on campus, but also for the greater University community.

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