BSC renovations addressed

Student Government updated the general body on the Brower Student Center renovations, which will be taking place during the upcoming weeks.

This construction project will be phased, and is expected to be completed in 2016, said Christina Kopka, SG executive president. Renovations will start on dining, such as the Fair Grounds cafe, the Rathskeller and Lion’s Den. Renovations will then be made in the remaining spaces used for student organizations and the remainder of the student center.

Wall of slurs will be symbolically torn down. (Lianna Lazur)

“This is a student center renovation, but when we say renovation, it’s not just we are going to put new paint on the walls and furniture upstairs,” Kopka said. “They are looking at the actual structure of the building and seeing what we can do with what we have in place, both inside and outside, to make it essentially a new building.”

SG met with the consultants from SASAKI Architects to discuss how the campus currently uses the student center and what improvements should be made. Next week, the consultants come back to present the ideas they came up with based on the feedback they received.

“They will be doing the best with the money that we have to make it as new as possible,” Kopka said.

The pool for the vice presidents of Student Affairs has been narrowed down to three candidates. All of the candidates are on the same playing field as far as excellence, Kopka said. The search committee is now meeting with the candidates to convince them to come to the College.

The American Institute of Graphic Arts club presented to SG for recognition at the meeting. The committee for Governmental Affairs saw no weaknesses with the club. There were some concerns that the club might overlap the purpose of the Art Students Association; however, it was made clear that AIGA is specifically for students interested in graphic arts, whereas ASA’s interest lies in fine arts. AIGA was passed.

Daniela Verdugo, sophomore Senator of nursing, was awarded Senator of the Month by  the committee for community relations.

“Daniela was a huge, huge help with Relay (for Life) and especially on the committee,” said Tyler Liberty, vice president for Community Relations. The Program of the Month was awarded to the class council for TCNJ’s Got Talent.

The committee for equity and diversity initiated the Writings on the Wall project last week.