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In a surprise announcement Sunday night, College junior and former Undergraduate Assembly Chairman Alec Webley resigned from the UA body via e-mail.

In resigning, Webley loses not only his position as a UA member but also his spot as the School of Arts and Sciences delegate to the University Council. College junior Emerson Brooking will replace Webley on the UA, while College freshman Jake Shuster will take his UC seat.

Citing the “extraordinary talent” of the UA’s new leadership, Webley wrote, “There is no place for me on the new UA Body.”

Last week, Webley lost his bid for the UA speaker position to Wharton and Nursing junior G. J. Melendez-Torres. In his e-mail, Webley referenced Melendez-Torres, saying, “I’m glad you won; I think you’ll do a marvelous job; and I think, with perspective, you were the right man for it.”

He added that his successors, Shuster and Brooking, “deserve the leadership opportunities” and that he is ready to enjoy other aspects of college, after spending almost three years working for student government.

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