Have your say on the Ten Year Plan, town-gown relations and same-sex marriage, all in one week!
Does this look like something you could talk about for 6+ hours? Totally!
For those of you still in D.C., there are a few upcoming community meetings you should know about. Hot topics include the University’s 2010 Campus Plan, student garbage and same-sex marriage in D.C.
- The biggie is an all-day community meeting on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts (3500 R Street) about the 2010 Campus Plan. The University is in the process of developing its new 10-year plan which will determine what can be done over the next 10 years in terms of important issues like the expansion of the library, construction of new facilities, expansion of student housing, et cetra.
If you’ve got free time on Saturday, try to stop by and make sure a student perspective is taken into account. If you can’t make it, though, expect full coverage of the meeting right here at Vox.
- There will be a meeting tonight between Georgetown community members and the University’s Office of Student Conduct at 6:30 p.m. at the Alumni House. The meeting will address “student conduct in the community” and our “excessive garbage” (a long-standing issue with the neighbors) according to a message sent out on the GeorgetownForum listserv. The agenda includes Magis Row and the trash situation on the 35oo block of O Street.
We got a stern talking-to for publishing an article about a similar meeting in February, and we’ve since been told that reporters will not be allowed to cover these meetings because “there is the sense that [community members] can’t speak as freely as they might want” if reporters are present, according to Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Jeanne Lord. However, students who live off-campus can attend and, if they feel so inclined, leave their impressions of the meeting in the comments.
- If that’s not enough neighborhood politics for you, there will also be the monthly Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting this Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Georgetown Visitation School. The agenda for this month’s meeting isn’t too thrilling, but it does include a “resolution on legalization of same-sex marriages in the District of Columbia.” Once again, you can expect full coverage of the meeting from Vox.