On November 10, Student Senate passed a resolution in Support of the Renovation of Pearson Hall. It was approved by unanimous consent. Academic Senators for the College of Arts and Sciences, Katherine Byrket, Margaret Callaghan and Lucas Elfreich, are authors for this resolution.
Pearson Hall was opened in 1986 and has not been renovated since its initial construction. Over 80% of all undergraduate students at Miami will have a class in Pearson Hall. The current state of Pearson Hall is not conducive to modern teaching and learning techniques. An updated and renovated facility will provide state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratories. On behalf of the Student Body, the Student Senate affirms its support for the Capital Budget request for the renovation of Pearson Hall. The Student Senate also recommends the addition of specific amenities to the Pearson Hall renovation including designated student study spaces, updated lab equipment including suitable safety equipment, and increased storage capacity, as well as the implementation of energy efficient infrastructure.