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SGA hears complaints about bookstore accessBy Hannah Simpson
Senior Staff Writer
Senators discussed the absence of an automatic door on the new bookstore at the Feb. 7 SGA meeting.
Bess Tyner, director of facilities planning and construction, said that the building does not require automatic doors because they meet the state code.
Mary H. Walker, Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator and director for disability support services, said that she inspected the building in December for ADA code.
Walker said that in order for a building to require an automatic door, the pull of an exterior door must be more than 8 pounds.
The pull of an interior door must be 5 pounds, she said.
“The nature of the building is it’s a high use building,” Walker said, noting that almost every building on campus has automatic doors.
Doors meet state code
However, Walker said, the doors meet the state code.
“(The architects) are not required to do it,” Walker said.
This percentage can be used on anything from ramps and doors to bathroom stalls.
Walker said when she first arrived on campus she was given money to place automatic doors in the old bookstore.
Cost of $1,700
A new automatic door for the bookstore would cost about $1,700, said Walker.
If students have an opinion about this issue, they should bring it before the SGA, said Walker.
Cooper said that any student that experiences harassment should report the time and location of the harassment. Senators also addressed these issues:
•students are pouring salt, pepper and soda into the cafeteria ketchup bottles
Cooper said that the gravel road is a temporary entrance only and does not need to be paved.
New Asst. Vice Chancellor
Corti introduced himself as a “champion of the students.”Raised in Kansas
Corti said he was raised in Kansas, and he received his bachelor’s degree in history and political science at the University of Portland.
He received his Master’s in arts history and doctor of philosophy in diplomatic history at St. Louis University.
Corti is over the areas of student life, leadership and service, Greek life, intramurals and the multicultural center.