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Monday, March 15, 2010
Since VIP and other offices will be moving out of the Red Gym to the new Union South, the ODOS is thinking about reorganizing the space in the Red Gym to make it a stronger center for student involvement. To encourage students to visit the building continuously throughout their college careers, the ODOS is thinking about moving certain clubs that specialize in leadership and global experiences along with classrooms for academic and student organization use into the building. The concept is to make it an organized center for involvement rather a one-stop-shopping experience that students only use once.
Establishing Lifelong Connections
The Student Team for Establishing Lifelong Connections to UW-Madison wants to accomplish two goals by this coming July. The first is to learn about the different ways the university can digitally collect and organize information about UW students and their on-campus involvement into a cohesive database for administrative and alumni use. The second goal addresses the wisc.edu email domain that students lose a certain number of months after graduation. The team wants to find a way to learn about students’ secondary email addresses so that the university and alumni can stay in contact with students in the future.
Badger Herald Feedback
Current events surrounding the recent controversy with the Badger Herald were also discussed. These events included the article about the AEPi Overture Center Party for the Arts, the anti-Semitic comments readers made at the end of the article, and the advertisements on the Badger Herald from a Holocaust disclaimer that directly connected to those comments. We also discussed how the UW and different organizations addressed the situation and how the newspaper is an independent organization that is not run by the university.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Transportation Services Planner Rob Kennedy handed out a map displaying upcoming closings as part of an east campus utilities project. Starting March 15, some sidewalks along Park Street will be closed in preparation for further utility work over the summer. These closings will include a stretch of the east side of Park Street along the State Historical Society and the west side of Park Street along Chadbourne Hall and another section along Grainger Hall. In addition, southbound vehicle traffic on Park Street between University and Johnson streets will be restricted to one lane and Park Street at the corner with Langdon will be restricted to one lane with a flagger directing traffic. Students are advised to avoid these areas as much as possible and adhere to all sidewalk closings.
Transportation Services Director Patrick Kass then presented a new evening pass that students, faculty, and staff may purchase (which will be good for a year). It will be valid for a number of specific parking lots and will allow parking Monday-Friday between 3pm and 7am. This is a pilot program and no other permit rates will be impacted by the introduction of this pass.
Most of the discussion focused upon the draft Peer Review Report, which the committee members received last month. The peer review team made a number of suggestions pertinent to the structuring of the Campus Transportation Committee, the management and activities of Transportation Services, and suggestions for new initiatives and policies on campus. One of their major concerns related to pedestrian safety on campus and they encouraged the committee to embrace enforcement, engineering, and educational solutions in supporting a safe, pedestrian-friendly campus.
The Associated Students of Madison Shared Governance Committee Blog serves as a space for shared governance appointees and the UW-Madison student body to communicate on issues relating to shared governance. As part of their responsibilities as student representatives, appointees will post a report following each meeting attended.