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UPUA Punctuates Relatively Meaningless Month With 35-Minute Meeting

The University Park Undergraduate Association met Wednesday night in the HUB for what may be the shortest UPUA meeting I’ve ever attended. In just 35 minutes, the assembly managed to do…absolutely nothing. So basically what it’s done all month long.

Through four October meetings, UPUA has passed only one significant bill (funding for the Blue & White Brigade to Ohio State) and just a few resolutions. The organization still hasn’t posted any of the legislation from this month on its website, and some of the meeting minutes are also missing, so here’s a quick rundown from our records.

October 4: funded bus to Ohio State game and supported financial literacy program
October 11: supported federal textbook legislation that’s still in its very early stages
October 18: confirmed judicial board, sponsored a table in the HUB for breast cancer awareness
October 25: nothing, zip, nada

We know you’re working on it, but it’s hard not to be disillusioned when the only legislation we’ve seen in weeks is funding buses to football games and supporting seemingly-random campus events.

I can’t help but wonder if there’s any protocol for canceling weekly assembly meetings if there’s no new business on the agenda. Let’s not waste everyone’s time.

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Elissa Hill

Elissa is a senior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.


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