Photo by Christian Felkl
The SGA suggested adding lighting to the pathway from
Village Apartments into campus after conducting a nightwalk.
Nightwalk shows repairs, issues
By Susan Walley
Senior Staff Writer
The SGA’s student issues committee conducted a nightwalk on Oct. 24. The nightwalks are a continuing effort by the committee to assist in bringing attention to lighting and emergency phones.
The last nightwalk conducted on Sept. 26 revealed that several emergency phones across campus were not working.
Most of the phones have now been repaired. Those still in need of repair are located around the football stadium.
Lighting, however, remains a major concern throughout the campus.
The committee’s report indicates 35 locations in need of lighting repairs.
Additionally, with each report the student issues committee provides a list of student suggestions.
Following the nightwalk on Oct. 24, the committee suggested additional lighting be installed along the path to the Village Apartments, in between the University Center and annex, in the football stadium along the visitor’s side and in front of the field house, and in the quad area, around Oak, Pine and West Halls.
These requests have been pointed out as areas of concern for the committee in nightwalk reports from February, March, April and September of this year.
Senator and Student Issues chair Hannah Simpson said that the committee is currently looking into why these suggestions have yet to be addressed.
They are currently planning a meeting with Assistant Director of Facilities Planning and Construction Steve Martin in order to determine whether these suggestions are a priority for the university.
The committee also indicated in its report the need for sidewalk repairs, saying that they “would like to work with whomever necessary to begin the process of replacing/filling broken brick and cement.”
Facilities operations is currently aware of and in the processes of addressing 10 problem areas around campus, according to an e-mail sent to the committee.
This includes resurfacing or replacing the entire front of the main entrance to GPAC, as well as filling in cracked concrete and uneven blocks in the areas surrounding GPAC, D.F. Lowry and Lumbee Hall.