A survey designed to gauge student concerns was introduced at Monday’s Temple Student Government Meeting.
The questions on survey included topics like computer services on campus, campus safety, transportation and prices at the Student Center.
TSG President Therion Baker asked the members of General Assembly to fill out the survey at the meeting.
“We are concerned with computer services issue right now,” said Baker, “Do they meet students needs? Is there any better way of communications?”
The survey form is available in room 203 of the Student Center for students to inform the university administration of their concerns.
Vice President of Academic Affairs Alex Norman announced GRE preparation session to be held in room 101 in Barton Hall at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29.
Students can answer 10 questions on which they will be graded, in order to determine how they will need to prepare for the GRE.
Dean of Students James Fitzsimmons addressed an issue which a student brought up concerning the fact that students who pay cash at the Student Center dining facility are charged sales tax, but those who use Diamond Dollars are not.
“It is a state law so the purchases by cash need to be taxed, but the university considers Diamond Dollars to be a part of meal plans,” he said, “[and therefore], when paid with Diamond Dollars, it is not taxed.”
Fitzsimmons also discussed the Habitat for Humanity Program that is held over Spring Break.
He said that this year’s project would take a place near Orlando, Fla.
He also spoke about the Open House held on Oct. 20, which he said was attended by over 3000 potential students and their parents.
“A lot of people continue to show interest in Temple,” Fitzsimmons said, “and the Student Government table was one of the busiest.”
A national march in Washington D.C. protesting against a War on Iraq on Saturday, Oct. 26th was announced by the chair of the Community Service Affairs Committee, Tai Baker.
For details, call 215-724-1618 or visit www.internationalANSWER.org.
At the beginning of the meeting, several representatives were sworn and allocations for more than 20 organizations, mostly located on the Health Sciences Campus, were approved.
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