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UPUA’s Strategic Goal: Centralizing Representation

Editor’s Note: The following article is in reference to the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA)’s recently passed “Resolution #7: The Five Year Strategic Plan of the Association.” (pdf) *** As a member of the Internal Affairs Committee and original author of Strategic Goals of the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), I would like to take […]


Upon Further Review: Constitution Follow-Up

Another stride towards shared governance was completed last week on December 11th, 2007 as the second administrative Special Committee on UPUA Constitutional Review voted 3-0-2 to adopt the UPUA Constitution: Revised 2007 (with both the administrative and faculty representative abstaining from voting).


UPUA Referendum: Effective?

After months of dispute, controversy, and two resolutions the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) Referendum is a reality with only two Representatives voting against the measure (Rep. John Richter and Pat Gordon), which calls for a survey of student opinion regarding that nature and future of student government.


Translating PSU’s Alma Mater

A funny observation about our alma mater: If you translate the Penn State alma mater into Portuguese and then back into English using translation engines online (like AltaVista) you get an unintended but humorous result. Portuguese: Para o glory do estado velho, para ela os founders fortes e grandes, para o futuro que nós esperamos, […]


UPUA Representative Frustrated With Lack of Power

I am writing as a current elected student representative hoping to clarify what can best be described as obfuscation in regard to the Article entitled “Admin. Stays ‘hands-off’ in merger”. Although I applaud Dr. McGinty for champing this proposal that unites a fractured student populace, however, the assertion that the student government is involved in […]


What Resolution Can Be Made For Real Student Representation?

As a third-semester sophomore, I stand in astonishment at the chaos that engulfs involved and self-aware students at University Park. Student representation is in more than a “transition state” – everything is in flux and nobody, save a few, have the answers to who controls what and how tasks are executed on students’ behalf. All […]