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instead of the second oor of Evans.
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the new location is temporary.“There has been talk of eventually hav
ing a room on the rst oor of the librarythat will be a kind of one stop study helproom for students that will also house theWriting Center,” Diller said.Provost Katherine Whatley said that the
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semester set the library construction plans back.“We have begun planning the new setupfor the library but unfortunately the moneyis not available,” Whatley said. “There areconstruction plans but no time line yet.”Whatley said the plans will hopefullyinclude an area with the Writing Center,study areas and smart classrooms all nextto each other.
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demic Learning Commons and will includea variety of study environments suitable for both group and independent studying.
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Foundation to buy new equipment for thesmart classrooms. The new equipment willenable students to collaborate, work ongroup projects and practice presentations.The grant was also used to pay for the newfurniture in the Writing Center this year.
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on the second oor of the library. Diller saidthat he is excited about the new location.“There are many advantages to being inthe library,” Diller said. “For one I think wewill be more accessible to students.”
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staff to assist students even more than before, especially those students workingon papers involving research.
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meant for only English majors. The Writ
ing Center has trained writing tutors thatspecialize in a variety of majors includingAnthropology, History and even Physics.
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encourage students from other majors totake advantage of the free help offered bythe Writing Center.Senior Courtney Major said this will beher fourth semester working for the Writ
ing Center. Major said she is optimisticabout the new location.“I think it will be great to have it [the
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Major said. “I think it will express that
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Humanities students but we are availablefor all disciplines.” Junior peer tutor Kaylee Polizzi said thenew location will be a big change.“It will take some getting used to,”Polizzi said. “I’m not sure how well it’sgoing to work out but it will give more stu
dents a chance to nd us instead of beingtucked away in Evans.”
The Writing Center features
new furniture this year and is located in the library semi-
nar room on the second foor.
Berry nearing goal enrollment numbers
From a rcord iz icomig cla la yar, Brry l-
comes a smaller freshman class this year.However, even with a smaller class Berry is nearing itsgoal population of 2,100 students.Assistant Vice President of the Ofce of Advancement Jeanne Mathews said the Board of Trustees has decidedthat 2,100 students will be an optimal amount for Berry’scurrent capacity.Registrar Linda Tennant said she doesn’t think thesmaller class size will have a big nancial impact on Berry.“We had a total of 2,087 students enrolled last year andwe have about 2,030 so far for this year,” Tennant said.“Summer withdrawals weren’t drastic and includingthose students who register late, we’ll be expecting 40 to50 more so the total student population will remain aboutthe same.”In the opening convocation address Monday, CollegePresident Stephen R. Briggs said there are 566 expectedfreshman and 45 expected transfers. This number iseight percent above the ve-year average of incomingundergraduates.Although the incoming class is less than the goal of 600,
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man classes in Berry history.
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tive for more academically qualied students and thosestudents typically have more choices for which college oruniversity they will attend. This makes it harder to pre
dict the number of students that will choose Berry, so theincoming class is a little smaller than expected.Berry currently lacks the infrastructure to keep accept
ing large incoming classes. More residence halls, class
rooms and professors are needed before the student popu
lation can grow.
“th Board i lookig for a lo ad ady groh ra
so that infrastructure can gradually be expanded to allowfor more students,” Mathews said.Whatley said that a number of new professors werehired this year to meet the growing demand of the studentpopulation. She said that classes will still have a good stu
dent-to-professor ratio.Dorm space for students, particularly women, is tightthis year with the recent growth in the population. Morestudents were allowed to live off campus last year thanin previous years and Mathews said the same is true thisyear.“Students will be allowed to live off campus but Berry’sgoal is still to be a residential and community based col
lege,” Mathews said.In order to be considered for living off campus a stu
dent must be 25 years or older, married, living with theirparents within a 40 mile radius or be considered a fth yearsenior.As of now, all students who want to live on campushave a room assignment. However some students wereleft without a room until a few days ago. Whatley said thatrooms were lled as students decided to attend a differentschool or withdrew from Berry.
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