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UPUA Funds Spring 2023 Test Prep Week, School Supply Packs

The 17th Assembly of the University Park Undergraduate Association once again met Wednesday evening. Resolutions supporting funding for school supplies in partnership with Students United Against Poverty and funding for spring 2023 Test Prep Week, which provides free standardized test review books to students, were passed.

The assembly began with a special presentation from Ben Lindgren and Vancie Peacock about the Student Farm. They talked about the goals of the farm as well as expansion, outreach, initiatives, and student involvement.

Following reports by UPUA President Sydney Gibbard and UPUA Vice President Carter Gangl, the 17th Assembly moved into new business.

New Business

First, Christian Gil was confirmed as director of the committee on academic affairs. Following a speech, questioning, and a discussion among UPUA representatives, Gil was confirmed.

Gil was sworn into the director role alongside Raven Henager, who was sworn in as the new Lion PRIDE representative.

The first piece of legislation for the night was Bill #25-17: Supporting Students United Against Poverty School Supply Packs. The bill provides $3,947 of funding to purchase school supplies that will then be distributed by UPUA and the Student Care and Advocacy Office to students for free. Informational resources about Student United Against Poverty will also be distributed by UPUA.

Bill #25-17 passed unanimously.

Next was Bill #26-17: Funding for Test Prep Week Spring 2023. As done in the past, UPUA will fund test prep books for various standardized tests. UPUA will make Princeton Review’s MCAT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, and PRAXIS review books available to students on February 13, 14, and 15, 2023, during Test Prep Week in the HUB. Students will be able to pick up one free book on those dates.

Bill #26-17 passed unanimously.

The last piece of legislation addressed during the assembly was Bill #27-17: Funding of the Reestablishment of the Student Council Roundtable (SCR). The bill will reestablish a roundtable event that brings UPUA representatives of all 13 academic colleges together with the student councils of each academic college. It also provides funding for the catering of the roundtable events.

The first roundtable will be held on Monday, December 5, at 6 p.m. in HUB 302.

Bill #27-17 passed unanimously.

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