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The Association of Student Activities has released the Spring 2009 allocations for the Large Event Fund (LEF) and ARCADE (Assisting Recurring Cultural And Diversity Events).

The ASA gave $13,723 more than last spring, though the money was allocated differently. Compared to last spring, LEF events received $6,315 less funding, while ARCADE events received $20,038 more. The increase in ARCADE spending comes from $25,000 of ARCADE funds that the ASA forgot to spend last year, according to treasurer Shan Wu G.

Source: Association of Student Activities
LEF Event Amount Requested Amount Received Percent Funded
Breakonomics 2009 (Imobilare) $4,435.00 $4,435.00 100%
MIT Sustainability Summit $3,532.00 $3,532.00 100%
Wellness Week: “Behind Happy Faces” $3,400.00 $3,400.00 100%
DTYD XL (Burton Third) $3,000.00 $3,000.00 100%
East Campus Campus Preview Weekend $3,155.52 $3,000.00 95%
Campus Build and Shanty Town $3,989.00 $2,500.00 63%
SEDS New England Conference $3,000.00 $2,500.00 83%
West Campus Block Party $3,000.00 $2,500.00 83%
Eastgate “Celebrate the Spring” BBQ $2,000.00 $2,000.00 100%
LSC Free Summer Movie Series $3,595.00 $2,000.00 56%
Mandala @ MIT (Buddhist Community) $25,260.00 $2,000.00 8%
Medlinks Finals Breakfast $4,000.00 $1,500.00 38%
Tech Tip-Off Basketball Tournament
(Pi Lambda Phi)
$1,030.00 $1,030.00 100%
Coast Guard Helicopter Fly-In and BBQ (Flying Club) $2,677.00 $1,000.00 37%
La Fete (Edgerton House) $2,500.00 $1,000.00 40%
MIT Battle of the Bands (ZBT) $850.00 $850.00 100%
African Student’s Association Boat Cruise $2,130.00 0%
Biodiesel kickoff $3,300.00 0%
Gospel Fest (Gospel Choir) $9,229.00 0%
iFair (International Students Association) $6,500.00 0%
MassCPR (MIT-EMS) $2,265.00 0%
MIT Logarhythms Spring Concert $9,314.00 0%
Total applications $102,161.52 $36,247.00 35.5%
ARCADE Event Amount Requested Amount Received Percent Funded
Fierce Forever 8 $5,000.00 $4,000.00 80%
Muslim Student’s Association Spring Dinner $3,600.00 $3,600.00 100%
Grains of Rice $3,362.00 $3,362.00 100%
An Easter Service with Dr. Heidi Baker $3,988.51 $3,300.00 83%
2009 MIT Open Ballroom Dance Competition $4,000.00 $3,238.50 81%
China Week (CSSA) $3,275.00 $2,500.00 76%
Culture Show (SAAS) $6,000.00 $2,500.00 42%
Astanga Yoga, “Bhagavad Gita” Lecture Series $2,300.00 $2,300.00 100%
Sid-Pac Cultural Festival $2,835.00 $2,000.00 71%
Orthodox Easter 2009 (Hellenic Students Association) $3,200.00 $2,000.00 63%
CPW Steel Pan Jamboree ’09 (Caribbean Club) $1,750.00 $1,750.00 100%
Ashdown House Cultural Dinner Series $2,250.00 $1,500.00 67%
Bollywood Movie Night (Sangam) $2,000.00 $1,500.00 75%
Holi (Hindu Students’ Council) $2,284.00 $1,500.00 66%
International Flava (Casino Rueda) $2,807.00 $1,500.00 53%
MIT Hawaii Club Luau $2,000.00 $1,500.00 75%
Hanami Party (Ennichi) (Japanese Association) $1,480.00 $1,480.00 100%
Dhoom 2009 $2,500.00 $1,400.00 56%
Strait to Taiwan (Association of Taiwanese Students) $1,167.96 $1,167.96 100%
Turkish Sovereignty Festival and BBQ $800.00 $800.00 100%
Persian New Year $750.00 $750.00 100%
Ebony Affair (Black Graudate Students Association) $715.00 $715.00 100%
MIT/Harvard Colombian Colloquium $900.00 $700.00 78%
English Translations of Vladimir Vysotsky (Russian Connection) $500.00 $500.00 100%
Hebrew Ulpan End of Semester Party (Hillel) $500.00 $500.00 100%
Lebanese Club of MIT/ASO Seminar Series $350.00 $350.00 100%
Indian Cultural Night at Edgerton House $300.00 $300.00 100%
Boshonto’ Kite Flying Festival (Bangladeshi Students’ Association) $529.00 0%
GITA 2009 (Sangam) $900.00 0%
Guest Lecture: Meditation on Sacred Sounds (Bhakti-Yoga) $550.00 0%
Medicine and Martial Arts (Traditional Medicine Society) $3,795.00 0%
Total applications $67,438.47 $46,713.46 69.3%