Last week, senators in the Student Government Association passed a resolution allotting more parking spaces on campus to students who commute for class. The parking lot in front of the library is now 60% faculty and staff parking and 40% student parking, while the Memorial Gym lot changed to 30% faculty and staff parking and 70% student parking. Campus parking has long been a point of debate for students. With this change, SGA hopes student access to academic buildings will improve greatly.
Alexis Miller, student and graduate assistant, welcomes these new changes. “Now I can park closer to where I work and can study during my lunch break in the library without having to fight to find a spot,” she says, “I hope with these changes students will come to more events and participate in more student life activities.”