Staying Awake for Late-Night Study

   

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SUMMER 1998
Special Edition

IN THIS ISSUE

Weeks of Welcome

Staying Safe

Residence Halls

Staying Awake for Late Night Study


     

Due to the increased numbers of students studying in the Iowa Memorial Union, the Late-Night Study Program began earlier than usual this year. During spring semester it began in early February-a good month before midterms and three months before finals.

Four years ago, the Union began to stay open into the wee hours of the morning, thanks to the efforts of the University of Iowa Student Government, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the IMU. (The Main Library, where many students study, stays open until midnight.) Today, students can spend time in a quiet study area in the Hawkeye Room or a group study area in the Landmark Lobby, and a computer lab and the Union Pantry also are open from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Thursday nights. Teaching assistants and professors also are holding more study groups in the Union. On average, more than 160 students can be found studying in the Union on any given night.

In addition, students who study in the Union are right across the street from the Women's Resource & Action Center, where the Safewalk office is located.

"Student Government conducted interviews with students and found that many were driving to Coralville to study in 24-hour restaurants just so they could study and get something to eat and drink," says Meghan Henry, former UISG vice president. "We're constantly getting feedback from students and trying to make improvements."

- Lesanne B. Fliehler

 

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