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UA Q&A

By Harel Williams and Rose Grabowski

UA Coordinating Committee Members

Dear UA,

I need some dough for my campus-wide nudist party. Where can I get it?

--Get Nekkid

We’re glad to hear about this party -- we’ve always felt there was a lacking nudist presence on campus. There are three big funds you can look into for this type of thing:

Large Event Funding (LEF) is for, well, large events that are sponsored by more than one student organization, have a non-student group as one of the organizers, or have a requested budget of $3,000-$10,000. If you don’t quite fit those criteria, consider the Weekends@MIT fund, which is for general campus-wide events like yours. The third area we suggest is ARCADE, which supports annual events promoting diversity on campus. If you want your nudist party to become a yearly event, as well it should, ARCADE is a valuable resource for you. And make sure you invite us to this party -- we’re always up for a good time.

Dear UA,

I think Pius Uzamere is totally hot. No wonder he’s President of the UA! I want to find a way to get closer to him, maybe do something in UA so that I can spend late nights in the Student Center and seduce him with my crepes from Arrow Street. What do you suggest I do?

--Stalker Chic

You’re right, Pius is hot. With such a jolly laugh and jovial spirit, what woman could resist him?! There are a few different ways you could side-step into Pius’s life. One is that you could get on a UA committee such as committee on student life or committee on housing and orientation, then go with your committee chair to the UA cabinet meetings in W20-400 every other Monday -- Pius runs those meetings, and you could easily slip into the room early and grab a seat up front next to him. Or, if you like, you could just show up as a regular concerned student to a UA Senate meeting (alternates Mondays with Cabinet) and voice your concern on issues -- Pius will be there listening to your every word. Or, if none of those work, you can simply stalk Pius on Athena like the rest of us.

Dear UA,

Those cute sorority girls hang out in their house all day over in Boston. How do I get across the river during daylight to see my hunnies?

--Hate the Game

Good question. The Charles serves many purposes in our lives, but yes, it can become a large obstacle at times for inter-city romances. Normally a good way to get across is the #1 bus along Massachusetts Avenue. But this is New England and it gets cold here. Darn cold. So if you’re not willing to wait for the #1 every day, there’s a new option this year -- daytime SafeRide. It will run November through March (excluding IAP) on one route around the major FSILG areas in Boston. Until then, the unaffiliated girls are quite hot as well.

Got more Questions? E-mail uaqa@mit.edu with your quizzicality. Want more info on any of the issues raised in this column? Go to: http://web.mit.edu/ua/www/uaqa