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Dai: Senate meeting tonight about UAR

Hello RPI! This week has been very exciting for Rensselaer students, and there’s only more to come! We started off the week with an amazing concert with Passion Pit and Matt & Kim presented by UPAC Concerts at the Houston Field House. Personally, I was busy doing three different lab assignments for a single class… so, if like me, you didn’t go, I bet you regret it after seeing all the videos on Facebook. The videos of the Harlem Shake really make me mad at my lab instructor, because that has got to be one of the coolest things we’ve done here.

Today is the Career Fair, which is pretty hard to miss when an exceptional number of students are walking around in suits. So grab your résumés, padfolios, and your sharp business attire and go get those jobs!

On top of all of these things, this week is being topped off by the Winter Carnival­—the annual celebration at the East Campus Athletic Village! This year it is on Saturday, February 16 from 2–5 pm. Why should you go to Winter Carnival? Because there is great free food, fun games, live music, lots of people, a chance to win up to $550 in the cardboard sled contest, and $395 worth of gift cards to win in the Winter Olympics competition. The competition features teams of four competing in a human dog sled race, three-legged race, egg-on-a-spoon relay, and a soccer ball relay. If you think you have what it takes, sign up by e-mailing Alli Welling ’14 at wellia@rpi.edu. The Winter Carnival is a great example of collaboration amongst all facets of the Institute, from the Office of the President, Student Life, the administration, and the Rensselaer Union. I hope to see you all there; I’ll be donning the white top hat for this event.

Because of the Passion Pit concert, the Student Senate will be reviewing the Union Activity Fee. The budgeting information is compiled into a great document we call the Union Annual Report. This lengthy document was created by some outstanding students, chaired by Gretchen Sileo ’14.

This weekend is President’s Day weekend—which means no school on Monday! The long weekend is a good time for everyone to start preparing for the first round of tests and catching up with work. But if you didn’t procrastinate on all of your work so far, you may find that you just have more free time! If you’re bored, look into the Ski and Snowboard club this weekend. They have some great trips this weekend that you can get in on at a discounted student price. Even if you don’t know how to ski, right now is the cheapest and best time to learn!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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