Senate discusses Bookie renovations

From staff reports

On Wednesday night the 44th ASWSU Senate met to discuss R 44-01, a referendum concerning the renovation of the Old Bookie. 

R 44-01 is on the voting ballot for the election held on March 10 and 11. 

If approved, the Old Bookie will be renovated into a new student activity center. 

The center could include increased study and group meeting spaces, printing kiosks, napping spaces, a recreation and fitness center, a quick-serve restaurant and coffee vendor, as well as outdoor spaces and other student-friendly amenities. 

If the students vote to pass this, there will be a fee for the building that will be no higher than $98. This fee would be enforced after the building is completed and open for students to use. 

“Based on a non-partisan description made for the referendum, students will be able to vote on the project in the March election,” Adam Crouch, all-campus senator said. “Students need to realize the fee will cover the total cost of the building and will not be implemented until after it opens.” 

The building is conditionally expected to be finished in spring of 2017. 

Reporting by Sophia Steele