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PU brings news on sports, additional club funding

Updates on a medley of news ranging from sports, new Union club funding, survey winners, to campaigning

Hello, RPI! I hope that everyone had a wonderful and restful Spring Break. Over this past week our hockey team began the playoffs against Dartmouth. They handily won the first game but unfortunately lost the second. On Sunday night they fought a valiant fight, but sadly it was their last game. Congratulations to our entire hockey team on a wonderful and entertaining season; I will certainly miss attending games.

While the hockey season has sadly ended, the warm weather is steadily approaching, and many of our spring sports are starting. Make sure to stop by a track meet, a softball or baseball game, a tennis match, or many more of our spring sporting events to support our athletes. A good portion of your activity fee goes to supporting our athletics teams, so you should take a moment to stop by and see the hard work of our students.

In other news, at the Union Executive Board meeting before Spring Break, the Board approved small additional funds to move forward with the online scheduling system for the Union. If everything continues to go well, this scheduling system will be up and running for all students to use by the beginning of the fall semester. Additionally, the Kung Fu Club and RPI’s Student Veterans of America have been approved as funded organizations meaning they will have the full support of the Union going forward. At last night’s meeting, the Board discussed a new Scantron machine for the Rules and Elections Committee to facilitate a smoother, more effective elections process in the future.

Thank you to all those who filled out the bookstore survey; the winners will be receiving their gift cards this week. The data we gathered will be very helpful for us in the future for determining what products the bookstore will be offering to our students.

There is a UPAC Showcase occurring in the McNeil Room starting at 7 pm on Saturday. If you would like to see the full capabilities of the orginizations and the talents of many of our organizations make sure to stop by. During GM Week, many of our clubs will again be showcasing their talents in various performances. If your club is interested in more information you can reach the committee by emailing Melissa Halperin at halpem@rpi.edu.

I am also going to make one final plea to anyone interested in running for President of the Union to come talk to me. Again, I have run for the position twice and will happily give any advice. If you have any questions about your platform—or any questions about the best way to run a campaign—I would be happy to meet with you. Just send me an email and we can schedule a time for us to discuss your platform. I am looking forward to an exciting GM Week, and it is always better when there are multiple qualified candidates running for the positions.

If you would like more clarification about anything Union-related, or if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at pu@rpi.edu. Have an awesome week!

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