Temple Student Government set its spring semester agenda in motion at the general assembly meeting on Monday, Feb.3 with an update on the Core curriculum revision and promises of additional housing from the administration.
Speaker of the General Assembly Bryan Carter began the meeting with a moment of silence dedicated to the victims of the space shuttle Columbia disaster.
Students will be able to see university’s recommendations of the revision of the Core curriculum in March, according to University Writing Center director Eli Goldblatt.
Goldblatt, representing the task force that is considering the revision, visited the TSG meeting to ask students to get involved in the revision process.
He said that they wanted students involved so that they would not be unfamiliar with the recommendations when they are released in March.
“We want to have as wide [of a] community discussion as possible,” he said.
Students who are currently enrolled will not be affected by new Core curriculum when it is instituted in the Fall 2004 semester.
An additional course requirement called Communication Arts will be part of the new curriculum, according to Goldblatt.
The University is renovating a former nursing home into student housing, according to Dean of Students James Fitzsimmons.
The new dorm, located at 15th and Jefferson streets, will have 150 beds.
Associate Director of Career Development Services Andrew Cronan spoke to students about a job search engine, MonsterTRAK, at the meeting.
“MonsterTRAK is an exclusive search engine for universities and colleges and has part-time, internships and full-time employment for graduating students,” he said.
“Students can get instruction [in MonsterTRAK] on the second floor of Mitten Hall.”
“It is now hard to get a part-time job,” Cronan said.
“Networking is one of the ways, but MonsterTRAK can help you too.”
Career Development Services will also be holding career fairs this year on March 5 at Liacouras Center and Apr. 9 at Mitten Hall.
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