UPC ‘flushes’ lawns, raises money for malaria nets

Vanessa Marcano

Vanessa Marcano

The University Program Council is out to raise funds to combat malaria by any means necessary, even if it means randomly placing toilets on university administrators’ lawns.

“You Got Flushed” is a fundraiser featuring three pink toilets making the rounds around town. UPC puts the toilet on someone’s lawn and then he or she must pay at least $10 to get it removed.

The first victims were Marysz Rames, vice president of Student Affairs whose lawn is pictured above, and Jennifer Novotny, director of The Union.

After paying, the victim picks who gets “flushed” next. Rames retaliated against Mike Reger, vice president of administration.

Others “flushed” were assistant director for student activities Nick Wendell and the UPC itself. Funds go to Nothing But Nets, a charity that distributes malaria nets and vaccines in Africa.

T-shirt sales and Mugshots for Malaria in the UPC office are part of the fundraiser also. For $2, people can post embarrassing photos of friends on the office’s window. An additional $2 gets the “mugshot” off public view.