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UA elections coming up next week!

Undergraduate Association election week begins at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 18, and students can vote online at vote.mit.edu until 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 23.

The Spring 2013 UA elections will fill the 2013-2014 UA President/Vice President positions and the Class Councils for each class. There are two tickets running for UAP/VP this year: Cory D. Hernandez ’14/John Kongoletos ’14 and Sidhanth P. Rao ’14/Devin T. Cornish ’14.

According to their platforms, Hernandez/Kongoletos — who have both had experience within the UA — cite “[restoring] trust in the UA” as their mission, saying that the UA is meant to be “an entity that provides a voice to undergraduates.” Their vision includes recruitment and student engagement, and ensuring UA accountability based on those sources of input.

On the other hand, Rao/Cornish are marketing themselves as UA outsiders, indicating that “the sole function of the UA” is to ensure the success and happiness of every MIT student. Along those lines, they’ve broken their vision down into mutual support in the MIT community, student center renovations, and undergraduate education.

The Tech and the UA are co-hosting the annual UAP/VP debate at 7 p.m. this Thursday, March 14, on the first floor of the student center.

Platforms of the candidates running for UA President/Vice President and the Class Councils can be seen online at http://elections.scripts.mit.edu/candidates/. Check back in Friday’s issue of The Tech for coverage on the UAP/VP debate and in-depth interviews with the candidates.

—Anne Cai