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Members examine results of task forces

Maddie Hanna | Tuesday, November 9, 2004

Members of the Campus Life Council discussed task force reports, including proposals on campus lighting and bylaw changes Monday.O’Neill senator Alex French said the security task force has proposed installing more lighting on campus. The report cited the path past the tennis courts on the way to Turtle Creek as an area of particular concern.Father Jim Lewis, Carroll rector, agreed with the idea of increased lighting.”I would appreciate any attention you could offer in more remote areas of the campus,” he said. However, Father Paul Doyle, Dillon rector, expressed some hesitation in regards to adding lighting around campus.”I think it’s important to have lighting in places where people are at risk,” Doyle said. “But there’s too much lighting in some places. … In my opinion, in front of Morrissey, it need not [always] look like noon.”French also raised the topics of security call boxes, improved fire safety and reestablishing a security blotter section in The Observer.Jordan Bongiovanni, Cavanaugh senator, said the social concerns task force was examining diversity on campus, in part because of the recent Princeton Review ranking listing Notre Dame as number one in the category “Alternative Lifestyles not an Alternative.”Bongiovanni said the social concerns committee was created last year in response to students who felt social awareness on campus was nonexistent.According to Bongiovanni, the committee is evaluating Notre Dame’s peers in the Princeton Review’s Top 20 rankings as well as schools perceived to be stronger in diversity to better promote it at Notre Dame.”We’re looking into making a more refined comparison of the schools around us,” Bongiovanni said. “We’re really in the research stage before we begin talking of anything of that nature.”Siegfried senator James Leito said the vending task force had been trying to find data regarding vending prices.However, student body president Adam Istvan expressed concern as to the feasibility of this plan.”That’s going to be tough,” Istvan said. “Getting information for this task force is becoming increasingly difficult.”Welsh Family rector Candace Carson shared her proposed changes to CLC’s bylaws, which involved mainly minor changes to details, names and wording.”A lot of the changes were cosmetic,” she said.