Natalie Weber | February 6, 2018
Several student organizations — including most student media and the climbing club — relocated to the Duncan Student Center this semester with the opening of the new facilities.
With the transition, many of the groups have seen increased visibility and significant upgrades in technology.
Once located in the basement of Washington Hall, NDtv’s offices now include a broadcasting studio on the second floor of the student center. This prominent location has given the station an increased presence on campus, senior and co-executive producer Amanda Pilarski said.
“Nobody knew NDtv existed really [and] didn’t really know where we were,” she said. “You had to look for our space, but now it’s just so visible that we’ve gotten people reaching out to us being like ‘What is this? Can I be involved?’ We’re hard to miss now, which is a good thing.”
Alongside this studio, equipment upgrades have allowed NDtv to expand its livestream content, senior and co-executive producer Robert Kesman said.
“We were doing strictly shoots outside of the studio but now we’ve gotten all new teleprompters, cameras, broadcasting equipment, and we’ve had this team of people showing us how to do it every time we’re in here,” he said. “They’re helping us out and learn how to do it, so now we kind of feel a little bit more confident making live material.”
Both WVFI and WSND — Notre Dame’s student-run radio stations — also received updated equipment, replacing decades-old technology.