January 22, 2002
Council passes smoking resolution
By Eric Rangus firstname.lastname@example.org
The Employee Council finalized the wording of its resolution concerning
Emorys campus smoking policy at its Jan. 16 meeting in Seney Hall
on the Oxford campus. The resolution passed unanimously.
Whereas the Employee Council has studied and considered the need for,
and possible options to, and the impact of a Universitywide policy regarding
smoking at public building entrances and in open spaces; be it resolved
that President Chace require of the appropriate person/committee/task
force, the task of designating a main entrance to each public
building (not including residence halls, fraternity houses, sorority lodges).
And to further require the appropriate person/committee/task force to
establish a designated distance from which smokers will be required to
refrain from smoking. The purpose of this resolution is to allow one entrance
to each public building on campus where nonsmokers can enter and exit
without limiting their ability to breathe fresh air.
The next step is its presentation to the University Senate on Jan. 29.
From there, where it would be subject to revision, the resolution would
go to President Bill Chace, who would act as he sees fit. In addition
to council members, President Bill McBride said he received input from
several members of Facilities Management, Vice President of Equal Opportunity
Programs Bob Ethridge (the councils sponsor), and several students.
All agreed with the language of the resolution. McBride estimated that
completing the resolution required at least half a dozen meetings of 12
In other news, the council welcomed one guest: Adair Maller, director
of the Center for Organization Development, a new creation of Human Resources.
Maller first described the responsibilities of the new center, which encompass
training and development and employee relations, then discussed several
new opportunities the center is exploring in leadership development programs
Central to this new effort, Maller said, is a program called Leadership
for Results, which has just begun accepting applicants for its first classes.
Laquanda Jackson, cochair of the membership committee, distributed biographical
sketches of council members who are running for officer positions for
the 200203 year. The election will be held at the councils
February meeting, and officers will begin serving in their new positions
in April. Nominations, including self-nominations, will be accepted until
The main issue discussed in committee caucuses involved an idea to move
the councils meeting time from 24 p.m. to 12:302:30
p.m. as a way to increase attendance. The subject will be further discussed
at the February meeting.
Cheryl Bowie, chair of the special issues committee, said she met with
representatives from EmoryGives about its volunteer component, and she
asked council members to inform her of any departments currently engaged
in outreach activities. The plan is to complete a formal Universitywide
volunteer event in tandem with EmoryGives before the end of the spring
The next Employee Council meeting will be held Feb. 20 from 1:303:30 p.m. in the Oppenheimer Room of Grady Hospitals Glenn Building.
If you have a question or comment for Employee Council, send e-mail to President Bill McBride at email@example.com.
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