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VIEWPOINT: THIS WEEK’S QUESTION:

How can the Undergraduate Association be improved?

“By giving the general population an idea of what the UA does.”

Michael W. Tucker ’99

“Increasing the awareness of the general population of what the UA is about and how it impacts the student’s daily life and overall MIT experience.”

Foluso O. Okunseinde ’02

“I have no idea what the UA does.”

Leiter Kang ’99

“They could expand Safe Ride to 24 hours a day, or have a bus shuttle across the river.”

Eileen M. Segall ’00

“Get them more involved directly with the students. In any kind of association it is best that they get involved directly with the people. The people have more say with what’s going on.”

Saim Kashmiri ’99

“I think the UA is ok. They’re not doing too bad at all.”

Ally W. Ip ’99

“You need to educate the masses on what they do. What do they really do? I’m not a bookworm and I don’t even know what they do.”

Maisha K. Gray ’99

“I think Finboard should be more accessible to students. You know... the way the budget allocation process is organized.”

Alice W. Chau ’00

“The new small group meetings are a big improvement. It will get those groups talking together and improve things for those groups.”

Emily K. Reinke ’99

“Educate the general student body about the UA and the scope of what they can do for us. I don’t even know what the UA does right now.”

Phillip B. Armour ’02

“The candidates should be more explicit about what they’re doing. A lot of people are running and saying they’re doing great things and I’d like to see them actually happen.”

Tuan Q. Phan ’02

“It’s not a matter of the UA, the bureaucracy is pretty much unpenetrable. The UA has the most clout but it has yet to be constructive. As effective as they want to be, they can’t do anything.”

Anthony C. Meconiates ’01

Compiled by Andrew J. Maywah