The weekly student government meeting had a special guest, with a special purpose.
Dr. Zduy Chu, Director of Housing came to the weekly meeting and discussed plans of Langdale Residence Hall renovations. The plans are currently tentative but would bring major changes to the living conditions on campus.
Dr. Chu discussed renovating every third room in the building to become a restroom. With this plan, residents would be allowed to have suite-styled rooms with private restrooms as opposed to the community bathrooms that are currently in place.
Each floor would have a study and lounging area for students to relax in. In addition, Dr. Chu said he wants to put more windows on each floor and in the entire building in general.
“We want to put more windows in so everyone can see what’s happening,” Dr. Chu said.
When the final renovations are done, the building will feature a kitchen, multipurpose room, computer lab, gaming space, dining area, laundry rooms and gender neutral bathrooms on each floor.
Dr. Chu said they will have two more meetings with the architect and after getting residential feedback, they will assess the cost of the final plan.
The price of the renovations has not been determined yet but the price of the room will be similar to the price of a private or semi-private suite in hopper or Georgia Hall.
Changes on the inside of the residential hall are not the only renovations to be made. Langdale Market would be moved into the location of the Student Success Center, to give more access to residents of surrounding halls to access.
According to Dr. Chu, the plan is to work on the renovations wing by wing while still keeping the building available to prospective residents.
After the presentation SGA continued their meeting by swearing in new senators who had not yet taken the oath of office.
Once the new senators were sworn in, vice president Aisha Johnson presented three senators with awards.
Bob Greenbaum, Carrington Lewis, and Tyler Tucker were selected as the senators of the month for the first three months of the semester. Johnson said that this was an idea that she has had for a while and it will become a monthly honor for senators.
The meeting concluded with the senate gaining two new senators. Faith McFadden and Kenneth Swan were both unanimously voted into the senate by the current senators.
With these new additions, SGA has continued their steady increase in quantity.
Story and photos by Juston Lewis, Sports Editor.
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