Break brings fines and changes for residential halls
Published: Friday, January 18, 2013
Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013 20:01
As Loyola students start a new semester, some residential students are welcomed back with new policy changes and fines in
their residential halls.
Biever Hall residents faced a $3.11 fine for several buildingwide damages that occurred between early October and early December.
“The largest fines were due to fire/life safety issues, which come with a penalty of $1,000 as it is an obvious safety hazard for other residents,” Biever Hall area director Alexandria Kelch said. The largest fine was from a fire/life safety incident that took place on Oct. 12 with a charge of $1,080. The fine was evenly
distributed at $2.16 among the 500 residents.
Other fines issued were largely wing-based. The male residents on the third floor in Biever Hall were charged with cleaning violations in early December.
“As annoying as the fine was for people who did not trash the
bathroom or hall, I believe that the fine was necessary to halt further disgusting acts in third floor public areas,” Bud Sheppard, biology freshman, said. “I recall it being around $50 a person. It truly gave teeth to a previously docile warning system.”
In Buddig Hall, new air conditioning units have been installed. A new feature of these units is that they are adjustable.
Over the Christmas break, a new posting policy was implemented by Residential Life in Biever Hall, Buddig Hall and Carrolton Hall.
"Any organization that wishes to advertise in the residence halls will be allowed to send us four fliers and these will be posted at the entrances of each building." Buddig Hall area director Christina Nielsen said. “This new policy is in alignment with our effort of becoming more environmentally friendly and to provide a central location for students to view what is happening around Loyola and New Orleans.”
According to the posting policy, “Only official notices, fliers and messages, with the approval of the director of Residential Life or their representative, may be posted in the residence halls.” Fliers approved by Residential Life will be posted one week from the time of the approval.
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