Friday, September 5, 2008

Interested in Progress and Change?

The Diamondback editorial printed on September 3rd, Call and Response discusses some of the efforts made by the Department of Resident Life to alleviate the housing crunch which everyone was so painfully aware of at our University.

The three main strategies employed by DRL were earlier notice, doubling up in some rooms in Courtyards, and limiting leasing in South Campus Commons. All three of these "solutions" were formulated in conjunction with the Residence Hall Association. The first was decided immediately after the April 2007 announcement, and the last two were suggested through legislation passed in the RHA senate during the 2007-2008 academic year. It is great to see the hard work of our student leaders recognized, and know that it is truly improving our campus.

These are perfect examples of how your representatives are working to better the lives of our 10,000 resident students. Do you see what you are capable of changing? Do you see the difference you can make for yourself and others? I encourage you all to get involved in our organization, you can truly be productive. If you want to represent your peers, apply for a hall or area council position on our website If you just want your voice heard, go and vote on September 16th and 17th for your representatives, and then let them know when an issue arises.

There are so many opportunities for University of Maryland students to BE INVOLVED!

We will have an Open House on September 10th at 7pm in the Cambridge Community Center if you have questions about different available positions in your community.
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Posted by: Alex Beuchler, President

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