Members study SMC parking squeeze
SMC parking squeeze
The parking problem issue dominated Wednesday night's Board of Governance (BOG) meeting at Saint Mary's.
As of this year, Saint Mary's College is in need of a plan for overflow parking and general parking for students. "This year alone there were 508 residence parking passes sold for 437 spots" said Richard Chlebek, director of Safety and Security.
BOG has been working on resolving the parking spaces problem along with off-campus commissioner Beth Beatty's concerns about safety for off campus students. Her concerns included the convenience of commuting students who have to park in the science lot. Beatty's concerns were addressed by Cheblak, who suggested the shuttle system and escort service provided for after hours.
Another issue that BOG is working on is the Noble Family Dinning Hall changes. Students have expressed concern regarding leaving their belongings outside the doors, where theft could occur.
The computer lab hours were also addressed at Wednesday's meeting. Currently, the 24-hour lounge in the library is closed from 11:45 p.m. until 1 a.m. for cleaning. Students are then left with the computers in the writing center. However, since the writing center computers are hooked up to computers in the computer lab, students are left stranded for over an hour.
In addition to policy concerns, BOG also planned several events for students and faculty on campus. For example, members of BOG can be seen in the Dining Hall running Hall Council Elections, and student body vice president Angie Little discussed the Sept. 15 welcome back party for the students who went abroad last year.
Some other events for the month of September discussed were: The Grace Under Pressure Etiquette Training Seminar on Sept. 15, The Twilight Tailgate on Sept. 16, the Catholic Social Training Retreat scheduled for Sept. 21, and Dash for Dollars on Sept. 22.
All News Stories for Thursday, September 9, 1999