Three weeks ago, the UA completed appointments to its cabinet, which saw an increase of four women.
Last week, the Social Planning and Events Committee hosted internal elections to determine their next executive board. College junior Julie Palomba was elected as the next SPEC president, replacing the spot held by College senior Josh Oppenheimer. She will officially take over as president in the next week.
The Nominations & Elections Committee held internal elections earlier this month to determine the next executive board. The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with College junior Frank Colleluori, the newly elected NEC chair, to discuss his goals for improving the institution in the next year.
The Student Activities Council announced its budget for the coming school year Thursday evening to a crowd of student group treasurers.
There is no such thing as a free Spring Fling. The Social Planning and Event Committee’s 2012-2013 year budget allocations show that putting on the annual Spring Fling concert is a $376,000 affair.
The Undergraduate Assembly is back to work.
College junior and Undergraduate Assembly representative Nikolai Zapertov resigned, citing disillusionment over the functioning of student government. He will be replaced by College freshman Varun Menon.
Despite the rain and recent controversies about the performers, students enjoyed the concert featuring Tyga, Girl Talk and Janelle Monae and the carnival-themed festivities in this year’s Spring Fling.
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A number of students, through groups and fraternities, are leaving Penn’s Spring Fling concert for Villanova University’s Alesso concert.
The guidelines govern the rules on several categories of funding that groups can receive SAC money for.
Monday afternoon, the protest group We Can Do Better held a demonstration on Locust Walk in front of the Button. The group held up its signature displays of Tyga’s lyrics and attempted to get passers-by to sign their petition that asks the Social Planning and Events Committee to rethink their artist selection process.
Sunday night, the recently elected representatives of the Undergraduate Assembly deliberated for hours in Rodin College House to elect a new speaker, treasurer and secretary. Two of the three executive positions are now held by women.
One week ago, Tyga was also revealed as a performer at Harvard’s version of Spring Fling, Yardfest.
In the hours since the Social Planning and Events Committee announced DJ Girl Talk would headline this year’s Spring Fling concert, student responses have been swift and many.
DJ Girl Talk is the third and final artist to perform at Spring Fling on April 12, behind his openers, Tyga and Janelle Monae.
A number of students on campus have recently spoken out against the choice of Tyga as a performer in this year’s Fling concert. The individuals take issue with many of Tyga’s lyrics, which they claim feature misogynistic and racist themes.
The public is far less educated about student government than one may think.
The UA wants you to go to the Palestra a little more often.
Friday night, the Nominations and Elections Committee presented the results of the spring 2013 student government elections. College and Wharton junior Abe Sutton won the presidency uncontested, while College sophomore Gabe Delaney won a close election for vice president against Wharton sophomore Christian Cortes.
Being a dual-degree student is supposed to forward your goals, but for College and Wharton freshman Sebastian Negron-Reichard, it was more of an obstacle.