Jacques Hacquebord, president of the Lawrence University Community Council, announced during Tuesday’s meeting that the council is looking into the possibility of setting up an online book list to help students in need of more affordable books for their classes. The reasoning behind this long-standing goal of the council is to provide for students a list of required texts needed for classes they plan to take in the upcoming term. The idea is that students would no longer have to wait on Conkey’s Bookstore for the list of required texts or for a syllabus from their professor after the class has begun.
The online system would potentially give students the time to buy their books from other sources, allowing students to shop around, and perhaps find the texts at a lower price from another retailer.
Bylaw changes in LUCC legislation will make the initiation and continuing maintenance of the system the responsibility of the Student Welfare Committee. When this online system becomes available it will be accessible through the LUCC website.
It was also reiterated in the meeting that the Celebrate! Planning Committee has decided to cancel the 30-year-old spring fair. The cancellation was due to a lack of student involvement in the project and a low attendance at the festival in recent years.
LUCC also announced a change in legislation concerning the ability of student groups to remain recognized by LUCC. If the new terms are not met, the student group could risk losing recognition and any remaining allocated funds in their budget.
In other business, it was announced that a position is now available on the Calendar and Task Force Committee. All students are invited and encouraged to apply. Applications will be located at the Union Information Desk and will be due back at the Union Desk on February 10.
Hacquebord also mentioned the possibility of creating a new way to evaluate the registrar’s office, the cashier, and Student Academic Services. The possible evaluations would be similar to the evaluations Lawrence students now complete for their professors at the end of each term. The student review of these campus services for students would provide feedback to those offices. Students have voiced some concerns with current procedures. The plan as proposed would allow students to evaluate these offices annually.
The College of Neuroscience Society received LUCC recognition. This club plans to bring in speakers and provide internship opportunities for its members among other aims.