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Campaign: DearDoc

Extend Starbucks Hours in Cook Library

The library is open until 2 am during the school year, but I can only get coffee until 8 pm. It does not make sense, especially in the weeks leading up to finals when everyone is completing projects/papers. The hours should be extended until at least midnight.

SGA Progress/Updates :

Auxiliary Services is looking into having longer hours while the library is open. We will update with progress.

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Save Qdoba Wednesday

Qdoba announced that the half price student discount will be discontinued beginning in September. Up vote this post and let's show Qdoba how many students care about burritos.

SGA Progress/Updates :

The Executive Board is currently in contact with Qdoba Headquarters to address this concern. Thank you for your outreach! We will keep you updated.

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Campaign: DearDoc

IMMEDIATE Action for Commuter Parking

Although Towson has changed the parking signs around over the summer, we have been having more trouble than ever finding parking. We pay $330 a year for a parking permit and with that permit, we should not have to be 30 or more minutes late to class, have to park at the mall, or even miss class entirely due to parking issues. Towson's student body is composed of mostly commuters. We are tired of arriving to campus at ...more »

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Parking and Transportation is currently looking at reallocating faculty/staff spots in Towsontown Garage and designating them as commuter spots. When a snow event happens there is a 12 hour grace period after the University reopens for vehicles to return to their appropriate locations. Facilities Management has designated the roof decks of the garages as a high priority when cleaning up after a winter weather incident.

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Campaign: DearDoc

Clean up the Towson.edu website

There's far too many outdated and nonexistent pages on the Towson.edu website. For example, a link to an Academic Achievement center fact sheet shows up as a non-existing page. Cleaning the site up would help provide better search results.

SGA Progress/Updates :

Michael Heasley, Director of Digital Strategy responded:

 

The university has purchased a new content management system and engaged with a local agency to redesign and re-architect Towson.edu as a whole. The agency has delivered a new information architecture that will streamline the site significantly when implemented in 2015. Broken links and non-existent pages will be addressed during the project.

 

More detail can be found here: http://www.towson.edu/redesign/

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Healthy choices of food

The healthier alternatives are prepared somewhat unhealthily (either too oily or tastes like fat or salty etc.). Vegetables at Glen are a perfect example. We need to have healthy foods prepared healthily with less oil or not fried.

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New menu ideas are being proposed to many locations including Paws! We will update you with progress.

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Shuttle Services

When the off-campus shuttles drive past your stop, without warning, because they are full, we should be better informed if there is one being sent out immediately to pick-up the rest, or if we have to wait another half and hour.

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From Parking and Transportation: They have counters already on place on the bus, but once a student sees a bus is full via app, the bus would already be close by. Finally, it is hard to tell at which stop a bus will become full, it could be the last stop or 2 or stops ago that a bus became full, and they don't have extra buses to send out to pick up those that are left behind due to a full bus.

 

SGA-We will keep a lookout for any technology improvements that we are able to assist with to improve this process.

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More 20-Minute Parking

There should be more 20-minute parking spaces around campus, but specifically right outside of the Glen Complex. The circle gets so crowded sometimes and someone who just needs to drop his/her stuff off should be able to park in order to do so and not have to wait for the one 20-min parking spot to open up.

SGA Progress/Updates :

From Parking and Transportation Services: they can't add more 20 minute spots to the other side of cross campus as that is a fire zone, and it is owned by the county.

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Smoking outside Glen Towers

There needs to be stricter no smoking enforcement outside glen towers! That cigarette smoke is going directly into the towers air vents, especially in Tower A. My room faces the "smokers corner" and my allergies have gotten significantly worse because of this... I cant imagine how it could affect someone with asthma or reactive airway.

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Campaign: DearDoc

New OneCard App

The current app crashes randomly and is not user friendly. A new app should be developed that works more reliably.

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Parking Ticket Email

Students should receive an email when they receive a parking ticket. Currently, when a car is ticketed, it is continually ticketed each day that the car is not moved. It doesn't make sense to get multiple tickets without being aware of any of them, but the situation can occur easily for students who do not use their cars every day.

SGA Progress/Updates :

Parking and Transportation is currently looking into a system that would inform you 24-48 hours after the first ticket is issued. As always you have the right to appeal, usually in doing so they will count the string of tickets as one.

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PAWS

The food in PAWS shouldn't have as much grease as it does.

SGA Progress/Updates :

Auxiliary Services is working with Dining Services to have healthier options, and we will update you with progress being made.

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THE GYM FLOOR

The gym floors should be cleaned vigorously every morning because it is to slippery to play basketball on those courts. It is dangerous and takes away from the games.

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