UA Update

Institute-Wide Planning Task Force Recommendations, Upcoming 2013 Class Council Elections

Institute-Wide Planning Task Force Recommendations, Upcoming 2013 Class Council Elections

The first Undergraduate Association Executive Meeting for the 2009–2010 academic year was held on Wednesday, September 9. Key issues that the UA will be tackling this fall were outlined. These issues included the Institute-wide Planning Task Force recommendations; communication with students, faculty, administrators, and alumni; and possible dining changes. The Institute-wide Planning Task Force’s preliminary report can be found at http://ideabank.mit.edu, and the UA welcomes your feedback (e-mail ua@mit.edu). Full minutes are available at http://ua.mit.edu/exec.

UA Senate and 2013 Class Council Elections are approaching. Petitions to run for any of these positions are due today at 5:00 p.m., and the late petition deadline is Monday, September 21 at 5:00 p.m. Official campaigning begins Friday, September 18 at 11:59 p.m. Electronic voting will run from Friday, September 25 at 12:01 a.m. to Thursday, October 1 at 11:59 p.m., and paper ballots will be available in Lobby 10 on Friday, October 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Results will be posted on Saturday, October 3. Questions should be sent to ua-elect@mit.edu.

Additionally, the 2011 Class Council Treasurer has resigned. This position will be filled during a special election, and candidates for the 2011 Class Council Treasurer will be required to complete the Fall 2009 Class Council Election Packet found at http://ua.mit.edu/committees/elect. The process includes obtaining 105 signatures from members of the Class of 2011 by Tuesday, September 22 at 5:00 p.m. Voting will run concurrently with UA Senate and 2013 Class Council Elections. If there are any questions regarding this election, e-mail ua-elect@mit.edu or 2011council@mit.edu.

UA Committees focus on a specific topic — such as educational policy, athletics, and student life— and are looking for new members for the 2009–2010 academic year. Students interested in joining a UA Committee should apply at http://ua.mit.edu/join.

—Elizabeth Denys, UA Secretary General