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Q&A

By Harel Williams and Rose Grabowski

UA Coordinating Committee Members

Dear UA,

So City of Cambridge elections were this Tuesday and it made me remember a few weeks back when you said the UA was involved in some college political action group in the Boston area. What ever happened to that?

-- Absolut Representation

We believe you are referring to our response concerning the Boston Intercollegiate Government, also known as B.I.G.

The next meeting of B.I.G. will be held here, at MIT, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in W20-400. Representatives from many local colleges and universities will be there to discuss important issues, such as alternatives to illegal file-sharing and college student participation in local elections.

This meeting is open to the entire community, and we encourage you to attend to see what B.I.G. is all about. If you have any questions, please e-mail UA Treasurer and B.I.G. Treasurer John R. Velasco ’05 at ua-treasurer@mit.edu.

Dear UA,

Who is that smooth UA guy who wears suits every day and carries around a briefcase? He looks all authoritative, yet approachable; masculine, yet sensitive; profound, yet humorous. And I always see him going in and out of Next House. Who is that handsome hunk?

-- Hello Hotness

You are obviously referring to the king of business attire himself, UA JudBoard Chair Johnny T. Yang ’04. He is the leader of the UA Judicial Branch as well as the Dormcon Vice President. JudBoard stands for Judicial Review Board, a group responsible for interpreting the UA Constitution and Bylaws.

Johnny and his fellow judiciaries take their positions quite seriously, always working to be fair-minded and strictly confidential, and of course dressing the part.

As it happens, there are currently openings for two more members of the UA JudBoard. The UA Nominations Committee is currently accepting applications through their online Web form for these positions as well as spots for undergraduates on other various committees around the Institute.

The other groups for which the Nominations Committee is looking to fill openings are the UA Public Relations, UA Elections Commission Rules Board, East Side Student Space Working Group (a new group), SEVIS Auditing Committee (also a new group), ROTC Oversight Committee, Council on Family and Work, Student Health Advisory Committee, and Committee on the Development of a Sloan Minor. To read descriptions for these committees and to fill out the application, visit http://web.mit.edu/ua/www/committees/nomcomm. Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 12 and interviews will occur the following weekend.

GOT MORE QUESTIONS? E-mail uaqa@mit.edu with your quizzicality. Want more information on any of the issues raised this week? Visit http://web.mit.edu/ua/www/uaqa.