Campus Briefs for 12/6/2007

Students have option for travel package

The University unveiled a travel package for students interested in attending the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala., Jan. 6.

BGSU’s “Student Spirit Trip” will leave Bowling Green on Friday, Jan. 4, and return on Monday, Jan. 7. A $200 registration fee includes transportation, lodging, game ticket costs and a continental breakfast on game day. Those interested can only pay this fee with cash or a check.

University students can get discounted student tickets for $20 using their student IDs. Only one ticket can be purchased per student ID.

If students provide advance notice to their professors and sign in at the student registration table in Mobile, they will be allowed to miss the first day of spring semester classes.

Registration for the “Student Spirit Trip” begins today at 10 a.m. in 401 Union.

Alcohol could be prohibited in dorms

The University is in the process of gathering student opinions about prohibiting alcohol in the dorms, even for students of legal drinking age.

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jill Carr stressed that no decision has been made. In February, members of the Student Advisory Board will decide whether or not to propose a policy to ban alcohol in the dorms to Edward Whipple, vice president of Student Affairs.

For any policy changes to take place, they must be approved by Whipple, the president’s cabinet and, finally, the Board of Trustees. If a proposal were to make it to the Board of Trustees, a final decision would be made in May.

Carr said after talking to students from USG, Residence Life and other organizations, there have been a few concerns with the idea of banning alcohol from the dorms.

One of the main concerns is that the change might influence students to move off campus.

“If our goal is to have fewer vacancies on campus, we don’t want to make decisions that would impede that,” Carr said.

Carr also said they have found that older students infrequently provide alcohol to underage students in the dorms.