Lerner 6 No Longer The Place Where Dreams Go To Die
Written by Bwog Staff
The sixth floor of Lerner has long been a wasteland, a dumping ground for catering carts, broken elliptical machines, and other variegated detritus. It was the most visible emblem of the silliness of our overbooked student center, and of our university’s dank bureaucratic bowels. But no longer! It is to become… a bank of offices.
It seems the plan is to move some offices up to the sixth floor, which will in turn create space to put all the student advising offices on the fourth floor, which will then free up space in dorms for as-yet-undetermined good things. Probably not the sexy “Lerner 6 = Health Spa + Infinity Pool” announcement you were hoping for, but we take what we can get.
Read the joint CCSC-ESC memo after the jump.
We are delighted provide an update our progress relating to the sixth floor of Lerner Hall. The university has committed to utilize the sixth floor to create a centralized Center for Student Advising. The general plan is to move some of the fourth floor offices up to the sixth floor and use the larger and more accessible fourth floor to create the center. Unifying our advising system both structurally and spatially allows students to have access to a broad range of support throughout their four years at Columbia.
This plan will also increase student access to other space on campus by enabling the university to move advisors out of residential buildings (like Broadway, Carman, Furnald and Shapiro) and utilize that space for students. Some of the suggestions already being considered are new meeting or practice spaces. Considering the heightened space crunch on campus, we believe that creating more space in residence halls will help alleviate some of the difficulties students have in organizing meetings and events.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Michelle Nicole Diamond
Student Body President
Engineering Student Council
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