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Group discusses Mod Quad lights

Emily Schrank | Monday, November 28, 2011

In an effort to increase student safety on campus, members of the Campus Life Council (CLC) discussed the possibility of putting additional lighting on Mod Quad during their meeting Monday afternoon.

Student body chief of staff Claire Sokas said she hopes the project is one the University can begin to work on over Christmas break.

“We’ll be gone for over a month then,” Sokas said. “That’s something that could potentially be taken care of by the time we come back for the spring semester.”

Sokas said the CLC safety subcommittee has also discussed printing a map of off-campus student housing, especially for students venturing off on the weekends.

“This can give students an idea of how far off campus they are and if it is or isn’t a good idea to walk home,” she said.

Student body president Pat McCormick also reminded students to be mindful of safety during the end of the semester and Christmas break.

McCormick said students living off campus should set alarms while away from their homes if possible during the break. He encouraged students to make use of the NDSP safe room, where they can store valuables over the break.

Diversity Council representative Alexa Arastoo said her subcommittee has also discussed the meaning of inclusion and how it applies to Notre Dame students.

“There are two types of inclusion,” she said. “One is about students who feel like they don’t fit on campus and how we can make them feel more included. The other

is about inclusion amongst the different groups here on campus.”

In this spirit of inclusion, Arastoo said her CLC subcommittee is working on the possibility of putting a Virgin of Guadalupe statue on campus to reach out to the Latino student population.

“The first step in that process is contacting the University architect,” Arastoo said. “So that’s something we would really like to get the ball rolling on and to have the backing of the entire CLC on.”