Topic: UFB

Viet Nguyen ’17 won the UCS presidency Thursday night with nearly 60 percent of the vote, beating Kevin Garcia ’18 and Zachary Nelkin ’17.

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Viet Nguyen ’17 elected UCS president

April 18, 2016 0 comments

The candidates for president of UCS stood at the steps of the Stephen Robert ’62 Campus Center Thursday, eagerly awaiting the announcement of the winner.

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UFB grants $1.4 million to 150 student groups in 2014-2015 academic year

April 23, 2015 2 comments

UFB met 80 percent of student group requests for funding this semester, a slight decrease from the 82 percent during the 2013-2014 academic year.


Editorial: Revamp the UCS/UFB voting process

April 2, 2015 2 comments

We believe in seriously examining ways to boost turnout in UCS and UFB elections.

Though joke candidates are less common at Brown than at some other universities, in 2007 a candidate was nominated by his friends for Undergraduate Council of Students president without his knowledge.

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Detours enliven UCS, UFB campaign trail

March 31, 2015 1 comment

Elections start this week for UCS and the UFB, but past races have run into hiccups due to occurrences ranging from joke campaigns to candidate withdrawals.

UFB grants higher rate of group funding

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UFB grants higher rate of group funding

April 22, 2014 0 comments

The Undergraduate Finance Board has met 82 percent of student groups’ funding requests for the upcoming academic year.

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Service funding board to identify chair

December 6, 2013 0 comments

The spot could be filled via an appointments process or a campus-wide or internal election.

Last spring, UFB began funding up to half of the food costs for student groups’ events, which previously were responsible for all food payments. The board will later evaluate and determine whether to increase its funding.

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New funding board increases support for service groups

November 20, 2013 0 comments

The board awarded seven groups $200 this semester but has been criticized for a lack of publicity.

Alex Sherry ’15 was elected vice-chair of the Undergraduate Finance Board after losing the election for chair to Leila Veerasamy ’15 last semester. He plans to increase communication between UFB and student groups.

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UCS, UFB appoint new members in first general body meeting

September 19, 2013 0 comments

The Council has also chosen five student finalists for the Dean of the College search committee.

Leaders of cultural groups — such as the South Asian Student Association, which puts on a spring culture show — said underfunding by the Undergraduate Finance Board has led to difficulties supporting programming.

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Cultural groups hide unofficial funds from UFB

September 11, 2013 9 comments

Citing insufficient UFB funding for events, some student groups turn elsewhere for cash.

Afia Kwakwa '14 and Todd Harris '14.5 will enter a runoff to determine who will serve as the next president of the Undergraduate Council of Students.

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Harris ’14.5, Kwakwa ’14 to compete in UCS run-off

April 19, 2013 2 comments

Neither presidential candidate got a majority of the votes, prompting a revote to begin Tuesday.