UR – along with 30 other members of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education – is participating in a survey regarding campus life.
“We’re looking at how students spend their time,” Director of Research at COFHE Anthony Broh said. “It’s a way of providing context for administrators.”
As Dean of The College William Green mentioned in a memo sent to the undergraduates on March 18, half of the River Campus students – 2,023 – were randomly chosen for the survey.
As of 9:20 a.m., 594 students have completed the survey, accounting for nearly 30 percent of those who were asked to participate.
“The survey continues to be available and students not yet responding will be sent a reminder or two,” Registrar Nancy Speck said.
“This is a standard review that all the COFHE schools do,” Green said. “The College benefits because we get solid information about students’ experiences and a comparative framework within which to understand it.”
Wilson Commons clock falls over
Earlier this week, the freestanding clock in Wilson Commons toppled over.
Director of Wilson Commons and Student Activities Anne-Marie Algier said that the clock most likely fell over from age rather than any vandalism. Algier is now seeking student opinions on whether the clock should be replaced or it should just be removed.
Students have mixed responses. “I didn’t even notice it was gone. It should be made more visible,” sophomore Marina Skrombolas said.
“It needs to stand out more,” senior Fotios Skrombolas said.Some students felt that the clock was fine the way it was orginally, but that to have it more noticeable would be a nice addition.
“I was wondering what time it was. It should be the same unless they can make it bigger than it was,” junior Dan Hepworth said.Sophomore Domingo Moronta disagrees.
“They should fix the old one and put a plex-glass frame around it.”
Reporting by Chadwick Schnee & Robyn Tanner.