UPUA to Confirm and Elect New Positions, Bring Two Pieces of Legislation During Wednesday Night Meeting


The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) will convene Wednesday night for its third meeting of the 12th Assembly. Business for the night includes the confirmation of a new director of communications, internal liaison elections, and two pieces of legislation.

Last week’s meeting saw the approval of the 2017-2018 budget, goals for the future of UPUA, along with confirmation of various liaisons and chief justice positions.

Before beginning official business, the Assembly will hear a presentation from the Penn State News Readership Program. Since 1997, the program has provided students and faculty members access to newspapers such as USA Today, Centre Daily Times, New York Times, and The Daily Collegian free of charge.

Following the presentation, the assembly will vote to confirm the new UPUA Director of Communications and hold liaison elections for the Pennsylvania Association of State-Related Students Liaison,  Association of Big Ten Students Liaison and Movin’ On Liaison.

The meeting will be short in terms of legislation with only one bill and one resolution. Bill 02-12 sponsors the continuation the ‘Coffee for Finals’ program, which funds $455 for the distribution of coffee in the HUB-Robeson Center during finals week.

Resolution 02-12 “calls for the installation of Sharps Containers by the Office of Physical Plant and Environmental Health and Safety.”

Although the University Health Services provides containers for students to dispose of sharps, the resolution mentions that the containers are bulky and not practical for day-to-day use.  As it stands now, there is no way for students using hypodermic needles to dispose of them properly in public spaces around campus.  With the resolution, the Assembly recommends that the containers be installed in at least one set of first floor bathrooms in high-traffic buildings such as the Pattee & Paterno Library, Willard Building, IST Bridge, HUB-Robeson Center, Thomas Building, and Business Building.

The meeting will take place at 8 p.m. in 302 HUB and students are invited to attend and participate during the open forum.

Photo Credit: Mayukh Bhowmick | The Underground 

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