On April 1, College junior Kat McKay and College sophomore Sola Park were elected as the new president and vice president of the Undergraduate Assembly, respectively. The Daily Pennsylvanian sat down with McKay and Park to discuss what they hope to bring to the 44th UA session in 2016-17 and what they hope to accomplish by the end of their term.
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As students gear up to see 3LAU and Chance the Rapper at Spring Fling this year, it is likely that not many know about the complex process Penn’s student-run Social Planning and Events Committee goes through every year to secure the artists.
On Friday night, the Nominations and Elections Committee announced College junior Kat McKay and College sophomore Sola Park as the new president and vice president of the Undergraduate Assembly, respectively.
In their final debate on Tuesday night before voting began, Undergraduate Assembly presidential and vice presidential candidates gathered in the Harrison rooftop lounge to debate ways to improve productivity, reform housing and protect the voices of minority groups.
On Wednesday, some students received false confirmation of floor passes for the Spring Fling concert, resulting from a technical issue. At 10 a.m., the Social Planning and Events Committee posted the Spring Fling floor pass sale form on its Facebook event page but mistakenly sent out confirmation emails to some students, saying that they had won floor passes even though they were not among the first 50 to fill out the form and win.
3LAU — pronounced “Blau” — will open this year’s Spring Fling concert on April 15.
The Undergraduate Assembly published its annual report on Wednesday, a document outlining the body’s accomplishments for the 2015-16 school year as well as ongoing projects and emerging ideas. This year, members made progress on almost 70 projects in areas spanning from academic affairs to issues regarding social justice.
Funding boosts of over 50 percent to the junior and senior class boards — which will go primarily to subsidizing Feb Club and Hey Day for students — were the highlights of this year’s Undergraduate Assembly budget decisions.
Social Planning and Events Committee Film has brought writers, directors, actors and producers to campus before for its annual speaker event, but never a voice actor. This year, that changes with the arrival of H. Jon Benjamin, one of the most recognizable voice actors of our generation.
For students who have to miss class because of religious holidays, getting access to lecture material is not always a click away on Canvas. While many classrooms are equipped with recording equipment, not all professors record their lectures or post PowerPoint slides or class notes online.
Ever find yourself in a legal jam? The Undergraduate Assembly can help by providing a lawyer — for free.
For College senior Ben Bolnick, the idea of creating a new mental health initiative at Penn first came to mind when he was giving his rabbi a haircut.
Ever wondered why you can take classes pass/fail, or who came up with preceptorials?
The Undergraduate Assembly is encouraging applications to its last-resort funding program.
Last summer, newsstands across the country were filled with copies of Vanity Fair with its now iconic cover unveiling Caitlyn Jenner for the first time to the world. Now, she’s coming to Penn.
Students hopeful that new Amazon pickup location will streamline frustrating package delivery process
“Free two-day shipping” are familiar words for any Amazon Prime user. For Penn students, however, the promise of a speedy delivery often translates into extra days of delay and frustration. Once Amazon establishes its own pickup location under 1920 Commons, the process is expected to become much more streamlined.
The terms “safe space” and “trigger warning” are familiar to college students across the nation. In light of recent events on college campuses like the University of Missouri and Yale University, several student groups at Penn organized an open panel to discuss the different — and often conflicting — aspects of open expression.
Class Board 2016 is making the most out of this year's extra day in February by hosting an event every single day of the month as part of the annual senior tradition Feb Club — all with the addition of a specialized app.
College sophomore Benjamin Oh sits at the back of the coffee shop wearing a bright red Penn hockey sweater, calmly looking over his phone as he sits back, relaxed and comfortable.
Almost a year after the Nominations & Elections Committee held an undergraduate referendum on fossil fuel divestment, Penn is forming an ad hoc committee to further consider the issue.