Campus Unions Telescreen
The campus unions telescreen shows advertisements from The University Network, or TUN Advertising. TUN features a photo of the the MU telescreen on their website. From their website:
TUN (The University Network) is a nationwide digital narrowcasting network that delivers engaging content through large screen displays at 250 University locations totaling over 4 million enrollment in high-traffic venues like Student Unions and Recreation Centers. Engaging content that stops STUDENTS IN THEIR TRACKS!
On February 3, 2005 the ASUCD Senate passed a bill allocating $33,000 to Creative Media for the purchase of two large flat-panel TV screens to be placed in the Memorial Union. The purchase was largely at the request of AGTV, which wanted to show its programming on the screens as well as display ads.
This advertisement-tv-screen bill caused uproar in the student community, and many complained about the purchase and the fact it would doubtlessly be annoying. It also sparked interest in the lack of open government processes in ASUCD, and provided some rage for the creation of the Friends Urging Campus Kindness slate.
The $33,000 ASUCD telescreen ended up in the east end of the Coffee House dining area, hanging above the "lounge" area where there is a couch, a coffee table and some semi-comfortable chairs.