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Harvard Undergraduate Association Leaders Talk Budget, Blue Bikes, HSA Endorsement at General Weekly Meeting

HUA Finance Officer Alexander J. Zurovec '25 provides a grant funding update at the group's Sunday general meeting
HUA Finance Officer Alexander J. Zurovec '25 provides a grant funding update at the group's Sunday general meeting By J. Sellers Hill
By J. Sellers Hill, Crimson Staff Writer

The Harvard Undergraduate Association announced its official 2023 budget, approved social funding, and introduced a Blue Bikes subsidy program at its weekly general meeting Sunday.

The Association, along with some student attendees, convened in the Smith Center's Collaborative Commons during its new weekly meeting time.

After receiving a $550,000 allocation from the Dean of Students office last week — a 10 percent increase from that of the since-dissolved Undergraduate Council — HUA leaders spent the majority of Sunday’s meeting describing fund allocation.

HUA Co-Presidents LyLena D. Estabine ’24 and Travis Allen Johnson ’24 and Finance Officer Alexander J. Zurovec ’25 said $452,000 will be allocated to the Finance Team for distribution to student organizations — a 16 percent increase from the Undergraduate Council.

The budget distributes $17,250 to the Well-Being Team, $17,000 to the Executive Team, $22,250 to the Residential Life Team, $16,500 to the Social Life Team, $14,000 to the Academics Team, $8,000 to the Extracurriculars Team, and $3,000 to the Sports Team.

The HUA will also renew a $6,000 endorsement deal with Harvard Student Agencies, which will go toward the Association’s operations budget, leaders announced Sunday. The deal, which began under the UC, requires HUA to publicize HSA’s class ring offerings.

HUA members also voted to pursue a new Blue Bikes subsidy project, which would allocate as much as $6,000 toward providing reduced-cost Blue Bikes subscriptions to students by late October.

Members voted to provide $1,000 in funding to the Lowell Housing Committee to support its annual “Glowell” event.

—Staff writer J. Sellers Hill can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @SellersHill.

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