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Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 2:27 p.m.

Senior named new Gelman liaison

Aria Varasteh, Student Association, town hall, gelman student liaison

Aria Varasteh, seen here speaking at a Student Association town hall held in September, has been named the new student liaison for Gelman Library. File photo

The Student Association vice president of student activities has been selected as the new student liaison for Gelman Library.

Aria Varasteh, a senior, will serve as a direct source for students on Gelman concerns and will likely play a large role in advocating for student during the building’s renovation process.

The advisory board designed to act as a link between administrators and students has been operating without a leader since Jenny Wiley left her role about two weeks ago.

Sources inside the library said Wiley – who held the position for two years – opted to pursue a job with the national nonprofit Heritage Preservation after receiving a degree in museum studies last spring.

Other library administrators were temporarily filling Wiley’s role as facilitator in the ongoing planning process for the much-anticipated Gelman renovations.

Varasteh declined to speak about his new post until he officially assumes the role.

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