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UA Q&A

By Harel Williams and

Rose Grabowski

UA COORDINATING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dear UA,

Do you think you have failed in your capacity as UA officers because you did not meet all, or even half of your goals as printed in the Goals Checklist? Did you go home and cry when you found out?

--Techtless

Harsh, but let the record stand that the authors of this column did in fact complete all their listed goals, despite what was written in The Tech [“UA Completes Under Half of Fall Projects,” Feb. 3].

There were, in fact, a number of goals that were incorrectly listed as incomplete in The Tech article.

To name a few, the enhancement of the UA Nominations Committee, enhancement of the UA PR committee, CoffeeHouse re-introduction, and plasma displays projects are all either completed or have become more significant long-term endeavors.

[Editor’s Note: The Tech is currently discussing with the UA the nature of the discrepancies and will publish errata should the article prove to include inaccuracies.]

The UA Goals Checklist is meant to open up the UA to constructive criticism and feedback, and although we appreciate The Tech’s analysis of our accomplishments thus far, we hope that in the future they would be a bit more accurate. We are hopeful that The Tech article will prompt more students to send us feedback on the goals checklist and/or on how good-looking the UA Senators are.

And guess what? If you send your feedback to UA Q&A, it’ll become a part of the prestigious public record that we like to refer to as The Tech, and we will be forced to respond. The gauntlet has been thrown. Bring it on.

Dear UA,

Man, I missed the candidate meeting on Thursday night, but I’ve always wanted to poster my beautiful face all over campus. Can I still run?

-- Big Sexy

Don’t deprive our campus of your beauty -- of course you can still run! If you would like to run for a UA position, like Class Council or UA President/Vice President, you must e-mail the Election Commission (ua-elect@mit.edu) as soon as possible. They will arrange to meet with you and will let you know how to get started.

Dear UA,

Hi there. I want the next president of MIT to be Janet Jackson. She is not afraid to bare it all in front of millions of people, and I think she has the confidence and the integrity to lead MIT through the next decade. Who can I contact to influence the decision?

--Charles M. Brest

Harel: Yea!

Rose: Uh... what is wrong with you?

Harel: What?

So it seems the authors are at a cultural divide, but fortunately neither of them has direct input into this decision. However, the UA and Graduate Student Council have appointed a student advisory committee to the Presidential Search Committee. To find out more about the search process and to lend feedback to the student advisory committee, please feel free to e-mail UA President Pius A. Uzamere ’04 (pius@mit.edu).

Rose: That’s it, this column is done.

Harel: But, this is my creative outlet!

Stay tuned and see if they resolve their differences over Janet Jackson and her titillating performance. Send your questions to uaqa@mit.edu.