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by Princine Lewis | Nov. 17, 2011, 2:52 PM
The Office of the Dean of Students announced last August a feasibility study to examine repurposing the space vacated by the bookstore. The planning committee included staff members from the Dean of Students
offices, Dining Services, and Campus Planning and Construction, as well as student representatives from Vanderbilt Student Government, the Multicultural Leadership Council and other student organizations.
Since August, opportunities, including an online submission box, Twitter, and Facebook, have been made available for students to express their opinions and ideas about use of the space. In mid-September, more than 1,300 students provided ideas and suggestions through focus groups, surveys, and videos.
This valuable student response, along with results of the feasibility study conducted by Gresham, Smith and Partners, assisted in creating a renovation plan that will affect future use of the Sarratt Student Center
and Rand Complex.
The renovation proposal was approved by the university and the Dean of Students office has announced that the renovations will address the following:
The goal is to have the majority of work completed by Fall 2012.
Dean of Students office will be soliciting student ideas and suggestions on the proposed floor plans and design after Thanksgiving break. Updates on the project are available to students by visiting the Sarratt renovation website and Facebook.
Princine Lewis, (615) 322-NEWS
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