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LETTER

Agarwal Misrepresented

After reading last Friday’s Tech, I believe that I was truly misrepresented. Unfortunately, the members of The Tech do not know me as well as I had hoped and because of this failed to portray me as the dedicated, committed individual that I am. I have given many hours to each of the various activities that I am involved in, and I have tried to make our campus a better place.

I have been and am Director of Campus Activities, and a Director of External Events for Alpha Phi. I organized Candygram Sales, Crush Sales and helped to organize the Alpha Phlea Market, which raised thousands of dollars for charity.

Being the Sleepout Chair for Habitat for Humanity, I chaired and organized an event that raised $12,000 for Habitat. I got over 100 people to turn in pledge forms and participate in this event. I also worked on various projects such as Campus Build and the Concert for Humanity, which raised about $9,000. Together these projects have helped the group towards an MIT Habitat for Humanity house.

Being a member of the 2003 Ring Committee, I, along with the entire committee, put in countless hours producing a ring and premiere for our class. Through our work we lowered ring prices from previous years and expanded our marketing budget to figures never before imagined. Many who were at the Ring Premiere this past Saturday could attest to the fact that this hard work has paid off. Most members of the class thoroughly enjoyed the premiere, and are excited to buy the amazing ring we produced.

As a member of the UA Committee on Faculty-Student Relations and Advising, my participation is not limited to merely receiving e-mails. I have been working with the committee analyzing a survey of the students and their advising experiences. Currently, I am helping to put together a presentation that will be presented to the UA Council on March 12.

I dedicate myself to every single task I take on. I participate in the fullest in the activities I am involved in. It is not in my character to do anything less.

If elected to UA Vice President I will work hard, I will represent you, and I will make MIT a better place.


Jyoti Agarwal ’03
Candidate for UA Vice President