By Kati Bush, staff writer
Library hours will not be changed after all, due to student comments at Student Government’s Town Hall meeting Tuesday.
Newman University Provost Michael Austin explained the university decided to make this change because it was determined that library traffic was noticeably lower between 8 p.m. and midnight.
Students argued, however, that athletes especially need access to library resources as they must work homework into their schedules between practice and games.
Austin pointed out that students always have access to online databases such as EBSCOhost and Credo Reference.
Later that day, it was announced that the library would revert to its original hours, 8 a.m. to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, starting Sunday.
Library hours were not the only thing discussed at the meeting.
John Clayton, dean of admissions, confirmed that the registrar’s office is working on developing an online transcript request. So far, the results have not been sufficient enough to implement the system yet.
The idea of an on-campus healthcare center was also brought up.
President Noreen Carrocci explained that although there are more students living in the residence halls than ever before this year with 342 students, sufficient funds are not available to run a health center.
However, Athletic Director Vic Trilli pointed out that every Wednesday morning, there are five doctors present in the athletic training room who are available to all students if they are in need of a doctor. He advised that students plan on being in the training room early to see one of the doctors, as appointments fill up quickly.
Students and administrators also discussed parking, cleanliness of gym mats and a possible campus daycare.