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UGBC Shutdown Ends, Entire Student Body Unaware

UGBC Shutdown Ends, Entire Student Body Unaware

UGBC January 23, 2018 The New England Classic

CHESTNUT HILL — After a stand-off of unprecedented length, the Undergraduate Government of Boston College ended a shutdown that lasted just over three days. According... UGBC Shutdown Ends, Entire Student Body Unaware

CHESTNUT HILL — After a stand-off of unprecedented length, the Undergraduate Government of Boston College ended a shutdown that lasted just over three days.

According to a statement from the council, the shutdown began when members of UGBC were unable to agree whether to fund new door knobs for Carney Hall or new window locks for Rubenstein Hall. After it became known that this decision was not one the council had any say in, the council was forced to shut down per parliamentary rules.

Many students were unable to comment.

“I’m sorry, what’s happening?” said junior Garrett Bronalds when asked about his thoughts on the weekend’s events. “They shut down? I didn’t even realize they met. What exactly do they do, anyway?”

UGBC announced the news to the student body via email, stating that the shutdown had had very minor repercussions. These included having to furlough a number of non-essential employees, including the entire Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences professorial staff.

The New England Classic attempted to interview affected students but failed to find any. At this time, there is no evidence to suggest any exist.