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Former UA President Donates Bush Fund Money to ASA

Former UA President Donates Bush Fund Money to ASA

As someone who has been critical of much of what goes on in the Undergraduate Association for quite some time, I feel it is my responsibility to point out the good where it may exist.

I received notice recently that Vijay P. Sankaran '95, the now former UA President, donated the remainder of the Vannevar Bush Trust to the Association of Student Activities. The amounts to close to $3,000.

He suggested that it be used to wire up some of the student activity office spaces for MITnet connection. I strongly believe that this will be of true service to the MIT student body. With the installation of connections in the dormitories, MITnet is playing a greater role in the lives of students here at MIT. Enabling student activities to take part in this is what would seem a natural progression of information technology here at MIT, although MIT IS apparently had not planned to do this in the near future.

I believe that this kind of service is what the Vannevar Bush Trust is truly all about. I would like to publicly thank Vijay for this act, and hope that this kind of service sets a precedent for future UA Presidents.

Douglas K. Wyatt '96

President, Association of Student Activities