UA Update

Fruit and Vegetable Stand, Institute Committees, and ASA Elections

Last Tuesday marked the opening of an on-campus fruit and vegetable stand sponsored by Campus Dining and the UA. The stand will be open every Tuesday, weather permitting, from noon to 6 p.m.

The Nominations Committee is accepting applications for 2009-2010 academic year Institute Committee positions through tonight at midnight. Institute Committee members work with senior administrators and key faculty members on topics such as the future of the undergraduate curriculum, undergraduate admissions and financial aid, and disciplinary policy. The application can be found online at http://ua.mit.edu/represent. Additionally, the Nominations Committee will be hosting an open meeting on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Senate Chambers with many of the student members of the Institute Wide Planning Task Force. The meeting aims to facilitate communication among the members of the different working groups and to solicit feedback from the student body regarding the Task Force’s proceedings.

Athletics Weekend will be next Saturday, April 11. Show your support for the Men’s Lightweight Crew, Sailing, Men’s Lacrosse, Baseball, and Men’s Tennis varsity teams and compete in Beaver Bowl with the Athletics Committee.

Elizabeth Denys, UA secretary general

The Association of Student Activities will hold its spring general body meeting on Monday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in 34-101. At the meeting, which is open to all students, the assembled leadership of all ASA-recognized student clubs will elect the 2009-10 ASA Executive Board to lead student activities policy and advocacy for next year. Students interested in running should refer to http://web.mit.edu/asa/about/board-members.html. Typically, the ASA Executive Board consists of students who are experienced as leaders of individual student activities, but the election is open to all.

Platforms in the form of a single PowerPoint slide can be submitted to asa-elect@mit.edu; alternatively, candidates can be nominated or can nominate themselves at the meeting.

Keone Hon, ASA president