With the start of the Spring semester and basketball season in full swing, Duke University Union is finalizing its plans to begin the new term.
At their meeting Tuesday, DUU members discussed the upcoming rXn Dance Party—the official blue tenting kick-off celebration. The festivities will be held Jan. 30 in Wilson Gym, said Special Projects Director Christie Falco, a senior. The party will start at 11 p.m. and continue until 4 a.m.
“There will be a DJ, lots of food and other fun stuff,” Falco said, adding that she is now focusing on marketing the event.
The event is co-sponsored by Duke men’s basketball and the line monitors.
This week DUU will also make offers to performers for the Cameron Show April 1. Past performers in Cameron include Franz Ferdinand, Death Cab for Cutie and rappers T.I. and Ludacris.
In other business:
In contrast to previous semesters, the Major Speakers Committee plans to spend the majority of its budget on one speaker, said Major Speakers Director Yi Zhang, a junior. Additional speakers will be co-sponsored with academic departments. Ideas for speakers have not been finalized.
DUU will allocate each committee the same budget as last semester, with $150,000 in general funding, said Vice President of Communications Karen Chen, a junior.
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