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In This Issue: pg 2 Director’s Letter pg 3 Veteran Spotlight pg 4&5 Veterans Day Highlights pg 6&7 Holidays pg 8 Registration Information Pg 9 Tiger Basketball Schedule Pg 10 Community and Campus Events Volume 05 Issue 003 Nov– Dec 2013 CAMPUS CROSSWALKS CAMPAIGN Written by: Jessica Rainer across the LOC,” said Rachel Godwin, member of the Epsilon Kappa chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The chapter has been working with SGA to write a bill to present to the mayor in order to get the crosswalks on campus. They have also gathered signatures for a petition to present to the mayor to recognize the desire of students needing these crosswalks. SGA President, Ricky Kirby, said that they have sent the mayor a letter to set up a meeting with him. However, they haven’t gotten a response yet. “It is a serious safety issue when you have over 22,000 students crossing the street with no signs or crosswalks,” he Students walking across busy streets said. like Central or Southern Ave. to get to the Rachel said the reason her chapter University of Memphis campus can be a wanted to start this petition is because they serious safety hazard. There have been recognized an obvious need, and she has seen many accidents of individuals getting hit by accidents on campus from students walking cars from the lack of crosswalks. So, the across roads to get to class, and there are no Student Government Association and Delta signs for the drivers to know that students Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. have decided to would be walking across the street. “There form a campaign for more crosswalks on aren’t a lot of signs to let others know that this campus. is even a university,” she said. The goal of the campaign is to SGA and the Deltas are hoping to increase the safety and awareness of pedes- make significant progress by the spring with trians through the creation of nine new the city approving the bill, and getting the crosswalk zones, the revitalization of cross- funding needed for the crosswalks walks and increased signage. “The areas that we are trying to get Map of the areas, SGA and Delta more crosswalks on are Central, Zach Sigma Theta Sorority are planCurlin St., Southern, one at the intersection ning to have cross-walks. Red– Current Crosswalks of Patterson and Southern, and one Blue—Crosswalk Revitalization Yellow- New Crosswalks

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