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Residential Council Minutes :: October 3, 2000

Present: Chad Farrell, Joshua Gang, Samuel Gorstein, Robbie Joseph, James Katz,
Sanders Kleinfeld, Jennifer Kramer, Alissa Levine, Ross Lipsky, Andrew Lom,
Casey Marks, Leah Scherzer, and Avital Wenger

Absent: Justin Castillo, Laura Goodman, Doug Lincoln

Committee Reports

Lottery - First meeting last week; second meeting Wednesday October 11th, 3:30pm
Program House - All letters sent to program houses with information packets
included in the letters to social dorm presidents
Chad has not gotten letters for the following houses: Alpha Epsilon Pi, French House, Diman House, and Kappa Alpha Theta Policy - nothing to report for the week

New Business

Vice President Montero and the Executive Officer to the Vice President of
Student Life, Marylou McMillian, attended today's meeting to answer
questions regarding the Campus Life Task Force Report
-The proposal has been explained as only a plan for the general direction
of the campus rather than a definite path
-Until a formal campus discussion has occurred, nothing in the plan
(w/the exception of the Emery-Woolley and Morriss-Champlin Renovations)
will be undertaken
-The Emery-Woolley and Morriss-Champlin spaces must be renovated in order
to increase dining spaces as well as to create broader spaces for
social activity
-Two issues have been recurring themes in the discussions of the Report
*Program Houses - they will not be dissolved or absorbed, but will be
used as successful models in this plan
*Lounges - ones that are in full use now will not be touched. Only
those that are underutilized or not used effectively will be included.
-A large focus of the report is to make the bset of what already exists
since the university is landlocked - how can we maximize what we
already have?
-Good balance between access and security is also a must
-The CLTFR discussed continuously what Brown is and is not and how the
better aspects can be worked with to inprove those spaces that aren't
so successful
-Questions raised about building communities: It is necessary to
provide a certain quality of life and there must be a successful
balance between local clusters and the involvedment of the larger
community - a lot will depend on the creativity of the people within
-Social programs within these spaces will be partially determined by
what is already there - different areas have different spaces available
and the faculty fellows study breaks may be different than those
presently occurring such as service projects and performing arts groups
-With social programs - it is always necessary to look at who is there
and for what reasons and to improve upon that.

Meeting adjourned at 12:55pm

Next meeting - Tuesday October 10, 2000 at 12 noon.

Submitted by Alissa Levine, Residential Council Secretary, '00-'01