CAROLYN STRANSKY, Staff Writer
Opinions flared with talk of the possibility of a new recreational facility at the Beloit Student Congress meeting on Monday, Jan. 30.
The student forum opened with Dean of Students Christina Klawitter’98 and Director of Student Activities Jennie Hartzheim leading the discussion on what students would like to see if the college decides to purchase the Alliant Energy building.
Club representatives met in small groups to create lists of what spaces they feel are missing on campus, and generate ideas for how to utilize the estimated 120,000 square feet the former power plant would offer. These ideas were presented in a discussion, with the most common including 24-hour facilities, a rooftop garden, a climbing wall, a student-run health center and a room with free table games.
Klawitter and Hartzheim collected these ideas and plan to present them to the rest of the programming team for this project. Any other thoughts or contributions should be submitted to Klawitter, Hartzheim or anyone else on the work team over email.
After a short break, the meeting continued with elections. Miranda Cole’13 was elected as the new member of COO, and Miranda James’15 was elected as the new member of Election Committee.
The meeting closed with a proposal of a constitution change that would now address the Club Oversight Organization (COO) ‘Chair’ as the COO ‘Director.’
Voting for this and the other constitutional alterations from the week prior was tabled until the meeting tonight (Feb. 6).