Ben Schwartz's Term on UC Lasts Slightly Longer Than Girl Talk Concert
EDITOR'S NOTE BELOW
How the times do change. Just a couple of months ago, Benjamin P. Schwartz '10, Undergraduate Council presidential candidate and everyman extraordinaire was...well...everywhere. Wearing his Crimson Key sweatshirt, wielding his blackberry, assuring students that his membership in the Fly final club was only a small part of what he was about, emphasizing that--hell, why not?--being a member of a final club could help him "bridge divides" among members of the student body. And, of course, there was that Girl Talk concert that he organized. That was fun. Could've been a bit longer, though, don't you think?
Anyway, a word to all the divided out there: Mr. Schwartz might be a little less available to bridge these days. We've heard that he's de-activated resigned his Crimson Key membership. And his attendance at UC meetings this semester has been a bit.....spotty. Spotty enough, as it happens, to merit expulsion according to the UC by-laws: (CLARIFICATION: Schwartz later said he would have contested some of the absences that would have made him eligible for expulsion.)
The UC Bylaws Section 22 stipulate that any representative who has been absent from three or more regular Council meetings, three or more regular Committee Meetings, or any combination of four absences from regular Council meetings and regulard committee meetings will be expelled from the council.
But wait! Expulsion won't be necessary, after all. In fact, screw the UC. Schwartz quits! More after the jump.
The Schwartz spin machine has whirred into action. With true Carvillian flourish, he delivered this gem to the UC open list on Wednesday: