Rec Center Reservation Process Needs to Go
The new rec center reservation process is inconvenient, unnecessary, and ridiculous. The only way to get in is to reserve one of the handful of spots almost a day in advance. The rec center is the only way I usually get any exercise and I haven't been able to get a spot for the last week. Ironically, a system that was designed to help student health is not becoming detrimental to it. Please don't keep this up next semester without lowering rec center fees because no one can use it like this.
I talked to Rob Thompson, who is in charge of the rec center, and he said that the rec center is operating the best it can when under the constraints of the state and local governments. Jefferson County is now at level orange, which means that the capacity will be up to 25%, but the reservation system will be remaining in effect. Also, the rec center stopped selling faculty staff passes to maximize the amount of students that can use the gym. Additionally, there is the alternative of the remote workout classes hosted by the rec center.
With thanksgiving break being this week, we will not be having senate. However, I can assure you that I have received your comment and will present it at our next senate on Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30 pm. I highly encourage you to attend and directly voice your comment. You can find the link on our website: usg.mines.edu