Town Hall meeting prompts change

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.

Brandon Sweatman. Photographer
Library hours were restored thanks in part to student opinions voiced at SGA’s Town Hall meeting Tuesday.

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.

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