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By Julia Sarcinelli
The Student Government Association allocated itself $7,469.20 to buy a new projector and green screen for Club Room III on the fifth fIoor of McCarthy Center over this year’s winter break.
SGA President Dan Costello said this is the first of multiple requests the club will make in order to refurbish and then rededicate Club Room III as the Paul T. Murphy Room.
Club Room III was previously called the Paul T. Murphy Room in honor of a student, who was also a member of SGA and president of the class of 1986, who passed away during his senior year, according to Costello.
During the student center renovation of 2006, the Paul T. Murphy Room, which was on the fourth fIoor of the McCarthy Center, was eliminated to make room for a classroom and was relocated to the fifth floor to what was known as Club Room III.
“His picture is still in the room, and you may have seen a plaque in there, but we are working with the Alumni Relations office, Dean of Students’ office, Student Involvement – it has been a collaboration to rededicate this room,” said Costello.
Club Rooms IV and II will also be rededicated.
Costello said the club rooms are exclusively for club and organization use, and with the addition of new meeting rooms in the renovation of O’Connor Hall, the club rooms should be repurposed to fit the needs of clubs and organizations.
“We’re looking to repurpose this space, renovate it, because right now, it is a conference-style room. With the renovations in O’Connor, we have 10 new conference rooms being brought on campus, so it’s not really necessary to have this room,” said Costello, who added SGA is also looking to install new furniture later in the semester.
In other news:
• SGA will be hosting a blood drive on Saturday Nov. 21.
• There will be a bake sale Dec. 3 to help fund SGA’s holiday concert.
• SGA elected Kevin Pena as a senator for the class of 2019 and was also awarded the U-Rock Award.