Inaugural UC Meeting Liveblog Starts Now

Your humble correspondent (Bill O’Reilly hasn’t trademarked this phrase yet, right?) has, throughout the course of the night, braved all sort of natural disasters, from angry shuttle drivers that wouldn’t let her on the bus to the first harbinger of the Apocalypse to fall over Massachusetts since Terry McAuliffe became a superdelegate: thundersnow. At the moment, the high-brow UC meeting consists of SAC Chair Jon Staff dancing to Digital Underground’s “Humpty Hump” around Harvard Hall 104, but I am told this is a completely serious meeting, so I’m not smiling just yet. Concerns over my identity are also arising as …






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The Independent’s UC Election Q&A

Candidates outline their vision for the Undergraduate Council. Why are you running for the UC? Martel* / Zimmermann: As freshmen, we heard UC candidates to the presidency and vice-presidency give wild speeches about how they were going to change the undergraduate experience and fulfill dozens of promises. These promises were broken. As sophomores, we were slightly more skeptical of the process now that we were aware of the general attitude of the UC, but we were just bushy-tailed enough to vote in the hopes that we weren’t being completely deceived. Now, a year later, it has become completely clear that all …






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Who Will Lead the UC?

As the presidential election nears its close, three tickets want your vote.  When a new Undergraduate Council President steps into office in February, he or she will inherit the leadership of a student government that has been sharply criticized for its dealings with University Hall. A speech by current UC president Ryan Petersen ’08 at Drew Faust’s induction ceremony in October was the high-water mark of student discontent, with Crimson editorials bemoaning Petersen’s speech as “embarrassing” and “tactless.” None of the three tickets hoping to come out on top when the polls close tomorrow agree with the tactics that the UC has …






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