March 13th Lawrence Committee Meeting

GSG meeting:

  • An independent group is working on changes to room draw, including a pilot 2 year program to give priority to families, remove random roommates, and waive cancellation fees. For questions please see https://hres.princeton.edu/graduates.
  • Public Safety will conduct their annual safety walk soon. Will try to have some representation from Lawrence to highlight specific issues.

Composting:

  • We had overwhelmingly positive response to last month’s composting survey.
  • Some residents are concerned that compost may attract animals, we do not anticipate that this will be a problem as this compost will include the same types of waste that are already in the dumpsters and in more secure bins.
  • Joshua is working on looking for sources of funding for this program and coordinating with groups across campus.

Free and borrowed “stuff”:

  • We discussed the possibility of starting a pilot of a free pile (place where residents can leave unwanted items to be claimed by other residents) during the summer.
  • Ruth is working on creating a shared list where residents can borrow items within the community.

Community Share Agriculture (CSA) program:

  • We are investigating the potential of hosting the Honey Brook Organic Farm CSA at Lawrence and sent out a poll to residents.
  • There are many logistical issues such as the lack of place to leave the packages and the lack of management, there will be a lot involved if we hold it.

Garden update:

  • Sam is leaving Princeton this summer, so we may hold an election for a new Garden Coordinator in May. 
  • For those who want to garden this summer, a garden info session will be held on March 24th.

Social event:

  • We discussed hosting an Easter egg hunt on March 31st (Saturday) morning on the grass in front of 14 Lawrence. Amitesh is going to make the budget.

Free yoga:

  • A note to all yoga participants – graduate students should be prepared to bring IDs as they’ll be checked. Non-students are still welcome to participate.

In attendance

  • Olivia Martel
  • Dominick Reuter
  • Emilce Santana
  • Joshua Bauchner
  • Amitesh Datta
  • Ran Zhang
  • Ruth Dannenfelser

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