Volume XXIV, Number 15
Informing the Elon College Commiinity
February 4, 1999
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SGA to vote on bills concerning student awareness
The Student Government As
sociation (SGA) will be voting on
three proposed bills at the Feb. 4
meeting which concern the increase
of student awareness of the SGA.
The first proposal is to estab
lish “E-SPAN,” a variation of the
cable network C-SPAN, which will
film the Thursday night SGA meet
ings. The meetings will be broad
cast over ESTV, Elon channels 5
and 14, at least twice a week.
In its first stage, E-SPAN
would simply involve a single cam
era set up in the back of the meeting
room. There would be at least two
microphones set up around the room
as well. The meeting would be
shown unedited from role call to
In later stages, more cameras
could be added to give close-ups of
individual speakers and more mi
crophones would be set up through
out the room.
Junior Jim Crotts, the aca
demic council senator who proposed
the three bills, said: “We always
talk about bringing about aware
ness. Of all the things we do, this
would be one of the best ways, at
least in my mind, of reaching as
many students as possible.”
The second proposal is for the
establishment of a public forum
during SGA meetings. This bill
would have the SGA set aside a
certain amount of time during their
meetings in which members of the
student body could speak freely to
the SGA. The forum time is mod
eled after a practice done by many
local governing bodies.
The current SGA practice for
when a member of the student body
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Getting a head start on Elon’s spring cleaning, Edward Pruitt from Physical
Plant cleans Fonville Fountain Thursday, Jan. 21.
wishes to speak is to request a time
to speak from the SGA president
before the meeting. At the meeting,
the Senate would have to vote to
suspend the Senate rules for the
time the person speaks.
This proposal would make
scheduled time for students to speak
a mandatory part of the meeting
schedule without necessitating a
vote every meeting.
“I think the general student
body should have that right [to speak
at meetings],” Crotts said.
see SGA, page 5
The renovated Duke build
ing, which now houses the Career
Center, Financial Planning, the math
department and the computer sci
ence department, opened for stu
dents this week.
The Career Center and Fi
nancial Planning are located on the
first floor, the math department of
fices and classrooms are on the sec
ond floor and the computer science
department offices, classrooms and
computer labs are on the third floor.
“The new facilities are fan
tastic,” Rosalind Reichard, dean of
math and sciences, said. “There’s
so much more room, it has to be at
least triple the space of the old fa
see DUKE, page 5
New dining facility, meal plan to serve
East, Elon Place, Danieley Center
Apartment dwellers in East
Campus Apartments, Elon Place and
the Danieley Center will have ac
cess to a new dining facility and a
new meal plan next fall.
In conjunction with the build
ing of the Danieley Center, con
struction is underway on the dining
facility, located adjacent to the new
The east campus dining facil
ity will feature a rotisserie chicken
menu with rotating side items and
breads similar to Boston Market.
Hot sandwiches, soups and appetiz
ers will also be served all day.
In addition there will be a deli
section which serves cold sand
wiches and offers take-home
lunchmeat by the pound.
The new facility will also pro
vide convenience store amenities,
such as a reach-in freezer for ice
cream and frozen dinners; dry good
shelves for canned soups and en
trees, bread and spreads, coffee,
candy and boxed goods; and a reach-
in cooler for bottled drinks, milk,
eggs and yogurt.
While the emphasis for the
new dining facility is take-home
convenience, there will be a small
seating section like that of the
Octogon Cafe, as well as a lounge
much like that of the Fireplace
Lounge in Moseley Center.
see DINING, page 5