1. Win Spring Weekend Tickets! Take the UCS/BCA Fall Poll
2. UCS calls on University to increase Student Activities Funding
3. UCS Meeting with Marisa Quinn, VP of Public Affairs and University Relations, and Al Dahlberg, Director of State and University Relations
4. Ivy Council Meeting November 7th at Dartmouth
5. UCS Updates
1. Win Spring Weekend Tickets! Take the UCS/BCA Fall Poll:
The UCS/BCA Fall Poll is online now! This poll is set up to gather student feedback for the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Brown Concert Agency. Sign up to win free Spring Weekend Tickets at the end of the survey! Take a few minutes – and tell your friends. You can find the poll on MyCourses.
2. UCS calls on University to Increase Student Activities Funding:
UCS unanimously passed a resolution at the November 4th meeting asking for an increase in the student activities fee to support student groups. If adopted by the University, this will result in a $46,000 increase to activities funding. This resolution will be submitted to the University Resources Committee, and will be taken under consideration as they set the University’s budget for next year. We will report back after the budget is set. Read the resolution here.
3. UCS Meeting with Marisa Quinn, VP of Public Affairs and University Relations, and Al Dahlberg, Director of State and University Relations:
Marisa Quinn and Al Dahlberg spoke to undergraduates at UCS’s November 4th meeting. They focused on how the University has responded, and is responding to the proposed Providence Student Tax. They talked about the positive impact that students have on the Providence community and asked for suggestions on how to further oppose the tax. For more information, please see the 11-04-09 minutes.
4. Ivy Council Meeting November 7th at Dartmouth:
Delegates from UCS and Brown students at large attended the biannual Ivy Council Meeting on November 7th at Dartmouth. Delegates from a majority of the Ivy League schools attended as well. Topics covered during discussions included housing, the economy, the environment, dining, and more. The conversation was a productive, comparative look at policies across the Ivy League. UCS will post the final policy report from the conference on our website when it is released.
5. UCS Updates
- UCS is working with faculty to put course syllabi online — coming next semester!
- UCS members are reviewing our election procedures and guidelines — we hope to introduce Instant Runoff Voting for the spring elections.
- Look for UCS sponsored study breaks in December — meet your reps and take a break from studying!
- Got a problem? Tell us! UCS members host office hours every Wednesday 12-1pm in the Ratty.