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New committee to assess ideal student living
Indiana Daily Student
Sept. 26, 2007
By Ben Phelps
IU President Michael McRobbie might not be a professor in the traditional sense, but that didn't stop him from assigning homework to his newly formed Vision of the Ideal College Environment committee at the IU-Bloomington and IU-Purdue University Indianapolis campuses last Wednesday. McRobbie announced the formation of a student steering committee that will submit reports in the spring on various aspects of student life. The steering committee will lead five subcommittees focused on specific areas, including the intellectual and social environments, on- and off-campus housing and student support services. Chairman of the steering committee Alex Shortle said he has been given the task of "(defining) the ideal student experience today and identify areas of weakness." IU Director of Media Relations Larry MacIntyre said VOICE is the president's attempt to hear student opinions on the present and future issues of IU, "because (students) have a different perspective than the president's generation."
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