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  1. Extend the hours for the dining halls

    most other schools have theirs open til 9 during the week and when your classes are in the evening it makes it difficult to get there on time and sit to eat

    112 votes
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    • 105 votes
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      • Stop giving PLP students extra privileges.

        I think we should stop allowing PLP students to have so many extra privileges. They pay less, because they take most of the scholarshps, while they have priority everything. They have taken multiple classes and better housing from me. Simply taking a few extra classes does not entitle you to be treated better than us. Also, many PLP kids I have talked to say that the Leadership minor is a joke.

        77 votes
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        • Green Water Fountains

          You know how in the Freeman Center, there are the water fountains that fill up water bottles? I think that is a fantastic idea. We can save so much plastic on this campus by encouraging students to fill up their water bottles in these easy to use fountains!
          If we install these in all the major areas of student traffic (DSU, Library, Residence Hall lobbyes, and at least one in each academic building, I think we can have huge impact on our consumption of resources.

          69 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Energy and Utilities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add bridges over the crosswalk from east campus to main campus

            It's a pain to wait for the stop light, and as we know many students don't actually wait for the "walk" sign. So I think adding in pedestrian bridges over the crosswalk would be beneficial to everyone.

            69 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Transportations and Parkings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Let us live off campus!

              Don't make it so difficult to get permission to live off campus. Sophomores and up should have the choice.

              69 votes
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              • Calories in Regattas and Commons

                I think it would be so beneficial if we started posting some nutrition facts as to what we're being served in the dining halls. Health is so important and we have the right to know what exactly we are putting in our bodies. We have these "calories count" signs on the drink machines. We should carry that same idea over to our dining halls.

                61 votes
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                • Open the Academic Buildings, Stop Having them be Closed

                  Because of the expansion we lost most of the study space in the library and we all know that the space open in the Freeman center won't be enough come midterms. Can we open at least one academic building late, if not 24 so that students can study?

                  60 votes
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                  • Dinning Hall on East Campus

                    If you were to build a dining hall on east campus I believe more students would purchase dining plans and also if there were to be a second floor hang out area such as the crows nest or a east campus "starbucks" it could facilitate a growing community for upper class students who may otherwise withdraw from involvement.

                    59 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Dining & Food  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Shelbi,

                      Thank you for your suggesiton! I have contacted the CNU fellows to set up a meeting to discuss about your big idea! The Crow’s Nest was created by the CNU fellows so hopefully we can get this idea into a reality. I will let you know what I find out and what the way forward might be.

                    • I think CNU needs more parking spaces.

                      I've had to park at Harris teeter or Panera so many times after work because of lack of parking, and lack of convenient parking. I'm not saying I'm too lazy to walk from the far Warwick lot to JR, I'm just saying I think its unfair that people who live in Warwick have 2 huge lots right next to them, and JR has one tiny one.

                      55 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Transportations and Parkings  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Have a flag of the U.S.A. on the great lawn!

                        We have s great lawn and a great campus! Now we even have a clock tower. It would be great to have a flagpole, specifically on the great lawn!

                        49 votes
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                        • Lower the cost to replace a lost ID

                          Right now if you misplace your ID or it get's lost you have no choice but to pay $25. This price is unnecessary and unsafe. The average parking violation costs a student less than if their ID falls out of their pocket. As the pieces of plastic that the IDs are made from cost the university less than $5 each it seems unethical to charge more than $5 to get a card replaced.

                          48 votes
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                          • Racquetball courts in Freeman

                            I suggest we put 2-3 racquetball courts in the freeman center. Racquetball is an excellent sport for cardio and exercise and could also be used to play Wallyball and handball as well as an extra place for yoga and dance. It would increase student morale.

                            48 votes
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                              1 comment  ·  Athletic Affairs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 47 votes
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                              • allow alcohol on east campus!

                                the majority on people on East campus are over 21. If CNU is going to force us to live on campus all 4 years they shouldn't be so strick with their rules. East campus should have different, age appropriate rules.

                                46 votes
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                                • Dining hall fruit

                                  Can we please keep only fresh fruit in the dining halls? The syrup that the canned fruit is soaking in is so unhealthy.

                                  41 votes
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                                  • Let our IDs work for every dorm and push back sign in time

                                    We are all students at CNU, so why not let our IDs work to get into every dorm on main campus? I visit other dorms frequently and it's extremely frustrating to have to wait for someone who lives in that dorm to use their card to open the door. Also, I don't think CNU students should have to get "signed in" to a dorm at all, but I'd compromise with just pushing back the sign in time two hours.

                                    41 votes
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                                      4 comments  ·  Buildings and Grounds  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • No matter how many snow days, we should have at LEAST 1 reading daybefore finals and not have finals the day after classes.

                                      its stressful to have teachers make us do all sorts of homework and projects the last week of school and then have finals with no reading days before the 1st one. the school should always have at least one reading day before the 1st day of finals so students actually have time to study and not be smothered with work and go straight into finals testing.

                                      40 votes
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                                      • Open parking for all students

                                        All students should be allowed to park anywhere on east campus or main campus without being ticketed. The parking decals are too expensive to be charged for parking on main campus or east campus without the right color sticker. We should be able to park wherever we want.

                                        40 votes
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                                        • Need Ice Machines in the Residence Halls

                                          There currently are not any ice machines on campus unless the are for sports teams or in the dining halls. Student who like to put ice in their drinks would love this and you could also use this for students with injuries.

                                          39 votes
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