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RHA awards outsanding dorms

February 1, 2001

Winners of the 2000-01 Residence Halls Association Hall Awards were presented at Wednesday night’s RHA meeting.

The awards were presented to Bailey Hall, Hubbard Hall and Shaw Hall Black Caucus for good representation of residents and constituents.

Hubbard Hall received the Large Hall of the Year award for its success in providing many programs and activities for its large number of residents.

“This semester, we made it our goal to increase our overall involvement in the hall, and it’s really nice to be recognized,” Hubbard Hall RHA representative Derek Young said.

A recent program, dubbed “Better Homes in Hubbard,” gave students gift certificates for the best themes of dorm rooms. Themes included “Most MSU Spirit,” “Most Electronic” and “Best Use of Space.”

Young, a human resource management freshman, said the success of the Hubbard Hall recycling program also helped win the award.

In order to be considered for awards, residence halls must submit a bid to RHA explaining why they should receive the award. Awards are also based on a point system for programs held, turnout for those programs and involvement in campus and community.

RHA presented the Organization of the Year award to the Shaw Hall Black Caucus.

“The Shaw Hall caucus is a unique organization on campus,” RHA spokesman John Kreger said. “They have always (strived) to provide for their constituents, and they do it better than almost any organization on campus.”

The caucus also provides academic committees for tutoring, athletic nutritional counseling and social programs dealing with racial profiling, affirmative action and police brutality.

The award for Small Hall of the Year was presented to Bailey Hall for “creating an environment for growth and learning.”

President of Bailey Hall government Pat Walker said he was pleased with the award, marking the fourth time the hall has received it.

“We felt that the Bailey Hall government was somewhat lacking last year, and we’ve really been working to fix that,” the computer science sophomore said.

“I think we’re doing a good job so far.”

Bailey Hall has been praised for dealing professionally with the crude drawings and offensive writings that covered its hallways Sept. 16. The government held a forum with students, RHA representatives and campus police to examine the issue.

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