Over semester break, 80 new power outlets were added to carrels and tables throughout the Learning Commons on the first floor of Bird Library, addressing a need that has grown more urgent with the pervasive use of electronic devices in students’ lives.
The project is the culmination of a partnership between Syracuse University Libraries and the Student Philanthropy Council, which joined forces last spring during Philanthropy Week 2015 to create the “Bird Library Plug-In” CuseFunder project. The primary focus of the initiative was to engage new student contributors. It attracted gifts from 39 individual donors and raised over $3,000.
“Students spend an incredible amount of time in Bird Library, and while the University has been hard at work making updates to the basement and first floor, students wanted to be part of the solution now and into the future,” said Ivan Robles ’15, who was the 2015 chairperson of the Student Philanthropy Council.
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