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LUCC discusses VT memorial

Katy Hillbo

Tues., April 24, the Lawrence University Community Council met for a full council meeting.
In this meeting, they discussed a wide range of issues pertaining to student services, Lawrence organizations and events, as well as issues concerning LUCC-sponsored projects and a tribute to the victims and survivors of the Virginia Tech shooting.
A Student Welfare Committee representative discussed new developments in student services including the following:
A change in Lawrence’s long-distance provider from Resicom to a more cost-efficient company, an effort to improve the range and efficacy of the wireless internet available on campus, and a new link on Voyager that will allow students to track the status of their co-curricular involvement.
Following that report, a Multicultural Activities Council representative spoke about upcoming activities that they are planning.
In May they will bring in a speaker who will give a lecture on gentrification, and they are also planning on bringing in a hip-hop group to perform.
The representative concluded her report by stating that the MCAC would like to have a representative from each diversity-based organization at Lawrence attend meetings and offer input so that the MCAC can more efficiently serve the needs of Lawrence’s multicultural community.
The council then concentrated on the Babcock Award. This is an award presented on Honors Day to the faculty member, administrator, trustee, staff member or friend of the college who has contributed the most to Lawrence in the past year.
The student body nominates the candidates and the recipient is chosen by a student vote.
In a new project, the LUCC is planning to distribute a newsletter that will include reports from the LUCC president, vice president, a community representative, an LUCC representative and representatives from Lawrence University organizations.
It will include information about LUCC-funded events, new LUCC committees and LU organizations. The council plans on posting the newsletter in the residence halls.
LUCC closed the meeting by discussing the possibility of a tribute to the victims and survivors of the school shooting at Virginia Tech.
One of the possibilities is an e-mail or letter representing Lawrence, which would be sent along with individual messages from students who wished to include a personal note.
A second possibility is a fundraising campaign and a banner on which students could write personal messages of sympathy or support to the students at Virginia Tech.