The Vern: Student Friendly Space

10 Sep

The GW Hatchet weighed in on ways to make the Vern a more student friendly place.  What do you think?

From the article:

If the University wants to encourage more students to take advantage of the Vern, it could emphasize the versatility of its dual-campus model and work to make it attractive, not just for prospective students and freshmen, but for upperclassmen as well.

That editorial goes on to list specific suggestions, like increased dining options and senior dean’s seminars.  It also noted that the recent rebranding effort, which seems to emphasize the Foggy Bottom location, missed out on the opportunity to advance the many benefits of a dual campus model.

The UHP, of course, has offices in both Foggy Bottom and Mt. Vernon, as well as an official living community in West Hall where about 50% of our freshmen choose to live.  We’re making good use of the dual-campus model, and we know there are already many benefits to living and taking classes at MVC.  To name a few:  students who live on the campus get priority registration for any class held on MVC; classes tend to be smaller thanks to there being few massive lecture halls; and the rooms in West (many of which allow you a  private bedroom) are cheaper than the majority of all other upper-classmen residence halls.

What do you think?  Is there more that GW (or even just the UHP) could do to help make the Vern a more student friendly place?  Or do you reject the question out of hand, and say that the Vern already is student friendly?

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