UPUA Meeting: No Unruly Mob, But Progress!

Last night’s University Park Undergraduate Association meeting, perhaps the shortest of the semester, opened up with a few words from President Christian Ragland. He mentioned that the UPUA won an Award from the State College Borough Council, he was working on putting together a diversity seminar, and that he was also hoping to garner support from other university student council president to show encouragement for Joseph Igbineweka, a student president from Chico State University in California that was stabbed in a hate crime.

Travis Salters, current NAACP president, was confirmed as Governmental Affairs Director, and Emmy Enders, a Lion Ambassador Chairperson, was confirmed as PR Director. Both candidates won with an overwhelming majority.

In addition, all three tabled policies passed. Policy #2: Logistical Support for Last Stop, states that all UPUA members are now required to help with the spring festival for a minimum of two hours. Both Policy #3: Renaming the Governmental Affairs Committee Bylaw Amendment, and Policy #4: Renaming the Governmental Affairs Committee Constitutional Amendment, were slated, and the University and Governmental Affairs Relations Committee officially became the Governmental Affairs Committee.

The committees elected their vice chairs and solidified their budgets. The Steering Committee and Internal Development Committee stressed the importance of next week’s meeting in which the overall UPUA budget will be passed, and Governmental Affairs spoke about the upcoming Nuisance Gathering Ordinance Hearing. A great meeting overall, with none of the drama from the one last week.

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Caitlin Silver

Caitlin is from a small Pennsylvania town called Unionville, which is by West Chester, which is by Philadelphia. She is a sophomore in the Smeal College of Business and will probably major in accounting. Caitlin loves "How I Met Your Mother" and dougnuts.


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