Long asks for input on renovation

Student Senate started its final meeting of the school year Tuesday with University President Pat Long speaking about different renovations taking place on campus.

Along with the piping in Gessner Hall and the water issues in Irwin Hall, she asked students for input on the project on most students’ minds: Harter Union.

An anonymous donor has stepped forward to start on the renovations to the union. The estimated $1.6 million, four to five year project is ready to be started and Baker hopes to hire an architect and have a phased plan ready for students to see next fall.

Long asked the Senate what they thought should be the first change to be made. The students’ ideas included a change to the 1959 kitchen appliances in the cafeteria and the addition of a food court or fitness center.

“I have a feeling that no significant change will happen while I’m here,” freshman Brandon Haefke said. “But it’s rewarding to know that future BU students will be able to enjoy the changes that we are making now.”

The Board of Trustees and Long also have plans to make an outdoor seating area next to the newly made steps outside the union as a gathering place for students.

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