Upua assembly 14jan2009 :: 0:00:00 to 0:20:00
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0:18:59 to 0:25:49( Edit History Discussion )
Title: Ben Novak

Former Penn State trustee and student government president Ben Novak addressing UPUA on student drinking.

0:19:00 to 0:19:24( Edit History Discussion )

So let me tell you [a story] about the first one, and that's about trying to bring back the past, because people really don't know how to use the past (perhaps). The past is not something you try to make happen again, in the sense of repeating it as though it's something to be done over again, it's something to learn from. It's something to say "if it's been done once, it can be done again."

0:19:24 to 0:19:55( Edit History Discussion )

I want to tell you a story about that: I have been giving talks ever since I came here about the drinking problem, for I see it as the greatest opportunity for student government of the Penn State student body to earn respect of everyone in the community, in the University, among the alumni, and in the media, and to reach the point where student government is listened to with respect and accepted as an indispensable part of the Penn State governance.

0:19:55 to 0:20:35( Edit History Discussion )

Now those of you who've heard me know what I'm talking about. I usually carry around a little book called the Laws written by Plato 2,500 years ago. You can't get too much older than that for written records. Here I am, quoting this, and saying "you should should listen to somebody who wrote a book 2,500 years ago." So I'm definitely talking about old things, and I'm definitely talking that "there's something in there to learn." It sounds like it's half-justified that I'm talking about the past sometimes. Well, let me tell you a story about that.

University Park Undergraduate Association Student Assembly 14-Jan-2009 Meeting



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Meeting held 8:13pm on 14-Jan-2009
302 HUB, University Park, Pennsylvania
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