Elections for new UCS, UFB members

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Undergraduate Council of Students elected two at-large members, the vice chair of the Undergraduate Finance Board and a UFB representative at its second general body meeting of the semester Wednesday night in Petteruti Lounge.

The two-hour meeting began with speeches from the eight students running for the vacant at-large spots on UCS. After a short deliberation, the council elected Alyssa Blood ’11 and Juan Vasconez ’10, who was already serving as an associate member of UCS.

Kevin McDonald ’08 won the election for UFB vice chair over Herald Opinions Columnist Don Trella ’08. The vice chair of UFB serves as assistant to the chair and runs meetings in the chair’s absence. Herald Sales Manager Lily Tran ’10 won the election to fill the vacant spot on UFB over five other students.

After the elections, there was a brief discussion of the ethics of a UCS member voting in an election for which he or she had not listened to the candidates’ speeches. Drew Madden ’10 said he intended to propose a code change that would prohibit such voting. Harris Li ’11, who had been outside the room with candidates during speeches, said he would oppose such a change because he believed it was UCS members’ responsibility to decide whether they were capable of voting in a given election.

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