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The EERC Tree lives in front of the EERC building. The EERC Tree regularly wins most elections like Winter Carnival Queen, Homecoming Queen, and USG officer positions. Much to the disappoinment of those who vote for it, the EERC Tree is never actually allowed to win elections.
During the month of April 2003, the EERC Tree was decorated with CDs and other objects in protest of a 98 billion dollar lawsuit against Joe Nievelt by the RIAA.