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  1. Improve SGA website

    - Make website easier to navigate to find important things quickly
    - The website should contain more resources for students and orgs
    - Would love to see it updated weekly with reports from the executive board

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    • Repair and Clean Welcome Center in the MTCC

      The MTCC will be 13 years old this year and the age is becoming apparent in the welcome center. The furniture is comfy but torn and worn. This being said, the furniture should be replaced or refurbished in addition to more being added for students.
      The interactive screens and computer in the back have been offline for some time and should be repaired or replaced. In addition, the plaque for the founders wall has errors including one stating Mies Van De Rohe having lived nearly 100 years.
      As this is one of the first rooms seen by potential students and…

      3 votes
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      • Get rid of sport teams

        Sport teams are expensive as hell to pay for travel, coaches, equipment, insurance plus they take up all of Keating so the other students that pay for their sports can't use the facilities. The only people that gain from varsity sports are the 1% of IIT population that participate.

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        • Renovate the top floor of Bailey or Cunningham Hall into an observation deck and lounge.

          The top floor of these halls are the closest to the downtown skyline and have an unobstructed view that is being wasted. The top floor apartments can be consolidated into one large lounge where students could relax, enjoy the view, and work. Food could also be sold up there, creating jobs and a place to eat for the people living in the northeast corner of campus.

          11 votes
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          • Provide an alternative cost equivalent gift for new undergraduates other than the iPad mini

            Everyone likes gifts, so why not give people the opportunity to actually enjoy what they receive? An iPad is nice, but a Chromebook would be even nicer and easier to do homework on.

            22 votes
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              1 comment  ·  Admin →
            • Wyvrn.

              Why squirm?

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              • Update safety escort policy

                Update safety escort policy, Use a Ford E350 or any other 12+ seater vehicles to shuttle around the campus. East -West from Lake meadows & Prairie to Halsted and North - South from 29th to 35th. This will be beneficial to students living off campus and more economical than using Jeeps and Chryslers in multiple trips.

                6 votes
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                • 26 votes
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                  • Establish a transparent and objective weather response policy which takes those living off-campus into account

                    As seen by IIT's response to Winter Storm Linus on February 1, 2015, many students feel left out of the decision not to close the university, and do not understand what the university's policy is regarding operations in inclement weather. The university remained open and classes were scheduled to be held, yet many sidewalks and parking lots were not cleared of snow at 8:35am when the first classes are scheduled to start. To prevent future occurrences of this issue, a policy should be established and shared with students which has objective criteria for whether or not to close the university…

                    183 votes
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                    • Eliminate Food in Library - This once was a clean & quiet place to study - NOT ANY MORE!!

                      Some may agree or disagree, but I remember the library once was a clean & quiet place to study. I came back as a graduate student and now, it is cell phone, fast food pit. Have some respect for your campus. Eat your food elsewhere and make your calls outside the library. Post some new signs NO FOOD & NO PHONES!

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                      • A whiteboard at the entrance of MSV to write down the issues to be fixed.

                        When the washing machine breaks, or the toilet floods, or the shower head explodes, let's stop complaining on the facebook page (as that obviously doesn't lead to anything) but keep a log of broken utilities on ground floor.

                        Not to talk down the efforts put in by RGL workers, but my toilet's been flooding for 3 weeks, and we all know how often our washers and dryers break down.

                        6 votes
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                        • Work with OTS to investigate solutions to solve chronic wireless issues (speed, usability)

                          Countless times students have complained about not being able to connect to IIT-Secure, it being too slow (especially in residence halls), frequent disconnections, dead spots, and a variety of other issues. In the 2014-2019 Strategic Plan, strategic priority #4 is "Enhance IIT’s Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environments". In order to have a productive learning environment, technology must be working at its full potential. Frequent issues prevents students from completing homework, and faculty and staff cannot do their jobs properly.

                          Thus, SGA should work with the Office of Technology Services, students/staff with a strong networking/IT background, and end users to develop a…

                          113 votes
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                          • 15 votes
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                            • 12 votes
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                              • 9 votes
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                                • Link connection with upper graduates to new transfer and freshman candidates!!

                                  As an alumni of IIT and now a graduate student, I can attest to feeling very nervous connecting to the IIT environment. I think more needs to be considered in connecting commuter and working adult students seeking to succeed at IIT. Since leaving IIT, I have not felt support from the campus in finding employment especially following 2 back to back layoffs. However, I have continued to receive invitations to give to IIT. Although I have my own "toolbag" of resources, I think one possible approach to connecting new transfers and commuters would be to link a seasoned on campus…

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Improve library resources

                                    Our library as is had minimal access to popular journals to make things worse now the library has terminated the software service that allowed us to search for articles with ease, now instead of a single place to search for articles, one has to go through individual databases. This makes requesting articles through MyILL extremely difficult. A great inconvenience for someone working on their graduate thesis. We should get the software subscription back in the least.

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                                    • Install security cameras on the boundaries of the main campus and have IIT Public Safety monitor them 24/7, especially at nights

                                      On Tuesday, April 28th, 2014 at approximately 10:45pm, an IIT student was robbed by two armed people on Michigan Avenue outside of Gunsaulus hall. Due to the lack of patrols around that area during that time, IIT Public Safety was not able to prevent this incident, and due to the lack of security cameras around campus, they were not able to identify the attackers nor the car they used. We ask IIT to install security cameras on the boundaries of the main campus and have the IIT Public Safety department monitor them 24/7, especially at nights. The locations for the…

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                                      • 6 votes
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                                        • Request to reopen meal plan to bonus point conversion during the last month of a semester

                                          During the final months, when students are loaded up with assignments, projects and the upcoming finals, it is better having a place to eat (center court, global grounds) that has flexible timings rather than the fixed timings the commons has. Also, if students, who have the create your own meal plan, have additional meals left and no bonus points, it would be great if they could convert them to bonus points.

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