by Rio Hart
According to the Student Association,
the University administration has agreed to extend the hours Duques and
Funger Halls are open for student use. The buildings' hours would be
extended to 2 AM, providing much-requested student study space late into
"We're proud to announce that Duques &
Funger Halls will be open from 7am - 2am beginning October 1st.
#studentspace," read the Student Association official twitter feed,
Student Association president Ashwin
Narla, who has previously stated that student space is a top priority
for his administration, was unavailable for comment.
There has been a large calling for more student study space on campus,
which some have said is currently inadequate and leads to overcrowded
libraries. There is no word yet on the cost to the university of the
extended hours at the halls.
The university had
previously agreed to extended hours during the "Study Zone" weeks before
and during finals season, but this new change would establish a 2 AM
closing time as the building's regular hours, which would provide
students access to Duques' classrooms and lounges to students, to use
for studying late into the night throughout the entire semester.
An official SA statement is expected tomorrow.
Stay tuned to WRGW News for more as this story develops.