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Many public spots on campus are monitored by security cameras. Two were removed from Lobby 10 yesterday. Video footage on these cameras are stored only for limited periods of time, ranging from one to several weeks.
Yuanyu Chen—The Tech
Sophia E. Lee ‘12 and Brian L. Ross ‘11, dressed up as a latke and a hamentash, engage in a fierce but playful battle before the start of the eighth annual Latke vs. Hamentashen debate held on Wednesday evening in 26-100.
Melissa Renée Schumacher—The Tech
UPS driver Al F. Licarie has been working the MIT delivery route for 15 years. He is “finally graduating”, to a new route on the other side of Main Street.
Elizabeth D’Arienzo—The Tech
Matthew T. Skalak ‘13 prepares to volley the ball at the tennis team’s first match of the spring season, against Emerson College on Wednesday. Skalak was one of four freshmen singles players.
Source: UA Finance Board
Last Monday, appeals wrapped up and the UA Finance Board approved the final student group allocations for the spring. The total allocation this semester increased by 18 percent, or $16,661, since last semester. UA President Mike A. Bennie ’10 said that the allocation increase was due primarily to an increase in the UA budget, which occurred because of the Student Life Fee increased by $22 last year. According to Bennie, the Student Life Fee makes up approximately one-third of the UA budget.
UA Treasurer Alex W. Dehnert ’12 said that over-allocation decreased this semester from 15 percent to 10 percent because Finboard expects student groups to use more of the money that they are allocated. Finboard usually gives out more money than it has, because it expects student groups will not use all of the money they have been budgeted.
Last fall, Finboard allocations shrank by 16 percent. Dehnert said that the UA has already determined next fall’s Finboard allocation to be capped at $115,000. Allocations are decided the semester before, but there is an appeals process during at the beginning of each semester.