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Students elected to new UCS-UFB committee

March 1, 2012 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students selected Nick Tsapakos ’13 and Holly Hunt ’13 to serve on a recently announced committee that will address issues raised by the proposed UCS constitutional amendment in its general body meeting Wednesday night. Two members of the Undergraduate Finance Board and an unspecified number of community members will also serve on the committee, said David Rattner ’13, vice president of UCS. The committee will explore funding concerns and the relationship between the council and the Undergraduate Finance Board.

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Corp. approves activities fee hike

February 27, 2012 0 comments

The University’s highest governing body approved a $36 increase in the student activities fee at its Feb. 11 meeting, raising the total fee to $214. In October, the Undergraduate Council of Students requested a $72 increase that would have raised the total fee to $250.

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Admins discuss campus safety at UCS meeting

February 23, 2012 0 comments

Due to a spike in crime near campus this semester, the University has increased police presence in the area from 23 to 36 officers, said Russell Carey ’91 MA ’06, senior vice president for Corporation affairs and governance, at Wednesday’s general body meeting of the Undergraduate Council of Students. Carey and Paul Shanley, deputy chief of police of the Department of Public Safety, attended this week’s meeting to discuss campus safety after issuing six crime alerts this school year. 

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UCS referendum fails to garner two-thirds approval

February 16, 2012 0 comments

The referendum on an amendment that would allow the Undergraduate Council of Students to determine its own funding without the approval from the Undergraduate Finance Board failed to receive the two-thirds majority it required to pass, according to a statement sent to The Herald by UCS Communications Chair Sam Gilman ’15.

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New groups grapple with UCS procedures

February 15, 2012 0 comments

Recent controversy over the constitutional amendment proposed by the Undergraduate Council of Students that would allow it more direct access to the Student Activities Fund has brought to light procedural distinctions already confronted by students applying to start new groups.

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UCS extends vote, plans forum

February 13, 2012 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students has extended the deadline for students to vote on its proposed constitutional change to 11:59 p.m.  Wednesday. The original deadline was last night. The proposed amendment would allow UCS to draw its budget directly from the Student Activities Fund rather than procuring funding through the Undergraduate Finance Board.

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UCS proposes constitutional change

February 9, 2012 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students passed a proposal at its general body meeting Wednesday night recommending an amendment to its constitution that would give the council the power to control its own funding. Under the current system, the Undergraduate Finance Board must approve the council’s budget.

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Corporation adds $1 million incentive to fundraising drive

February 7, 2012 0 comments

To honor President Ruth Simmons after her 11-year tenure, the Corporation will donate an additional $1 million to the Annual Fund if the fund receives a record 34,317 donations in the 2011-12 fundraising season.

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At midpoint, Nelson ’12 reflects on term

February 2, 2012 0 comments

Serving as president of the Undergraduate Council of Students is among the hardest things Ralanda Nelson ’12 has ever done, she said — and one semester into her term, Nelson has seen significant progress. She has pushed the University to seriously consider the dire state of undergraduate housing on campus, an issue she touted as her highest priority during her presidential campaign last year. And though the student activities endowment has stalled and is far from reaching its $17 million goal,

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UCS considers public defenders program

February 2, 2012 0 comments

Three representatives from the University’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union spoke about the possibility of implementing a student public defenders program at the general body meeting of the Undergraduate Council of Students Wednesday night.

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