Quick News: Student leaders meet with trustees to propose cost-cutting ideas

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    Intercom, a group consisting of campus organization leaders, met with the Board of Trustees Student Relations Committee and school officials Thursday to propose several steps the university could take to reduce operating costs.

    Members of the Student Relations Committee will discuss Intercom’s proposals at today’s Board of Trustees meeting.

    Short- and long-term ideas for cutting costs include:

    -Reducing electricity usage and installing timers for lights

    -Cleaning the Amon G. Carter Stadium the morning following a game to reduce electricity usage

    -Adjusting on-campus bus schedules to run less often

    -Placing more recycling bins around campus and in residence halls to reduce waste

    -Installing solar panels on campus buildings rooftops.

    – Staff Reporter Michael Carroll