Agenda item number 8 of our chair group meeting hasn't been altered for ages: housing/new buildings. Usually, there is nothing new. But changes seem to be looming up. The term 'uni-location' is turning up more often. Construction plans for AFSG are taking on more concrete forms. Even dates zoom by.
A few years ago, a new building on the Born was exciting stuff. It was something to look forward to. A move to the campus did however bring speculations as to where we would end up in. Would it be one of the old buildings or a new food nutrition building? Discussions were therefore rife under item 8 at that time. New maps were produced every time on which we could indicate our preferences. News, and yet more news followed. And other maps and plans all over again. To these, we added our comments. But discussions usually touched on plans which had already been rejected again before our opinions could even be considered.
Things haven't taken another turn really. Item 8 still comprises an uncertain date of moving. Actually, we are particularly not happy about it. Postpone is the magic word. The agenda item is horribly shriveled up. And there's still no news. The once thought-provoking item number 8 is sadly fated to be jeered at. /Marelle Boersma