UA Updates and Answers

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Michael Owu (left) and Steve Marsh (right), directors in the MIT Investment Management Company, discuss the Kendall Square Development Initiative at a UA Senate meeting on Monday.
Vibin Kundukulam—The Tech

At the UA Exec Meeting at Next House two Wednesdays ago, the main topic of discussion was dining reform. Several members of Next House elaborated on their concerns, including cost, food options, and living group options in the proposed dining plan. There was also discussion on preserving the culture and people of Next House.

At the most recent Special Budgetary Senate meeting held this past Monday, Steve Marsh, managing director for real estate in the MIT Investment Management Company (MITIMCo), and Michael Owu ’86, director for real estate in MITIMCo, joined us to talk about the Kendall Square Development Initiative. There were multiple suggestions and ideas, which can be found in the minutes at ua.mit.edu. Also discussed was the budget and Finboard allocation for Fall 2011: 42 UAS SB2.1 was passed, which asked Finboard to split next semester into two allocations and to give the unspent UA money to student groups in the next allocation.

Last Tuesday, the UA also held a Thanksgiving Dinner with the UA! The turnout was good, and members of the UA had lots of fun interacting at each table with the undergraduates. The UA took note of new concerns, led discussions that clarified current issues, or just had fun chatting over turkey and mashed potatoes. We look forward to holding more dinners and study breaks in the future.

If you have any further questions or concerns, email ua@mit.edu.