There were two questions asked at yesterday’s Faculty Association meeting that are being sent to your office for a response. One question was asked by Zornitza Prodanoff regarding homeless students living out of their cars and the other question was asked by James Sorce regarding the geese population. The text of the two questions is given below.
From Zornitza Prodanoff
I’ve been made aware that we have homeless students living out of their cars. How many students are in this situation and what is being done about it?
For context, the following comments were made at the meeting about the above question:
Candice Carter indicated that she has some homeless students who live in Wal-mart due to the ease of restroom access.
Terry Cavanaugh also has a homeless student.
Elinor Scheirer who sits on the Campus Safety Advisory Council.
The Council has agreed to close down restrooms at UNF after a certain time for safety purposes and to prevent homeless people from using them.
Cheryl Frohlich: Isn’t there some sort of minimal living accommodations that can be offered to these homeless students?
Jeffrey Cornett: SOS, Tom Serwatka, and the Ombudsman constantly deal with these issues once they have been aware of it. These students should seek out these offices.
Jeffrey Harrison read an excerpt from the UNF Work Plan about a portion of the proposed tuition differential increase being allocated for charity or student aid and wondered if these funds could be used to assist the homeless students.
Judy Solano: He is referring to the 30 percent of the tuition differential that must go to student financial aid. Students seeking such support must go through the Financial Aid office to qualify.
From James Sorce
What can be done about the large geese population on campus?
A comment made by Marsha Lupi
Just yesterday I counted 65 geese walking from the fields to the pond. They were all coming right towards me, which was pretty scary.