Student Government Pushes for 24-Hour BSB

Oct. 21, 2007

By: Lloyd Franklin

WACO, Texas--A year-long initiative to make the Baylor Sciences Building (BSB) a 24-hour study area is gaining momentum. The BSB offers unique places for groups and individuals to interact and study, but most importantly it offers an alternative to the often-crowded lobby of Moody Memorial Library.

Parker Short, a junior senator from Dallas, and other student government members are leading the charge to make the BSB a 24-hour study area. Student Government has created a support statement for students to complete instead of a petition, because the statements show a deeper level of commitment. The statements will be available from October 23 to 25 at the Student Government graffiti boards in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

The statements are a part of a major strategic proposal being formulated by Student Government to make the BSB a 24-hour study area. According to Short, "This proposal offers students of all majors a location designed for group studying and projects for 24 hours a day."

The major strategic proposal will be submitted to the University Strategic Planning Committee, which prioritizes various initiatives of departments and groups on campus. This proposal is just another example of Student Government serving students by working with university officials to enhance Baylor University's learning environment.