Because Georgetown shouldn’t make you feel like this.
Earlier this year, the Voice‘s Kate Mays wrote about one student—Jared Pilosio’s (COL SFS ’09)—campaign to increase and improve student space on campus. Since October, the group Pilosio formed, “The Student Space Working Group” has been laying the groundwork for the movement—talking to administrators, visiting other schools to compare campus layouts—and they’re now going public with their project.
Some of the major issues they’ve been looking at are how Leavey’s function might change with the completion of the new MSB building, how New South/Riverside lounge could be used, and how to maximize the utility of student club rooms on the 4th floor of Leavey, but they haven’t come to any definite conclusions yet.
“We’re open to a large number of possibilities for spaces,” Pilosio said. “We wouldn’t want to jump the gun on what’s feasible.”
That’s where you come in: the working group is currently soliciting student feedback, through their newly created a Facebook group, weekly townhall meetings in the ICC on Thursdays and an online survey.
According to Pilosio, the survey will be part of a “White Paper” which will try to summarize the past, present and future state of student space on campus and will contain recommendations for the administration. Pilosio said the group hopes to have a draft of the White Paper at the beginning of next fall.
So, if you’ve ever complained about how the best half of Lau is apportioned off for grad students or what a sorry excuse for a student center Leavey is, this is your chance to actually do something about it.
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