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Residential Council Minutes :: February 15, 2005


Members present: Adam Deitch, Justin Glavis-Bloom, Chris Guhin, Olanma Okoji, Ted Brown, Brendan Hargreaves, Tal Itzkovich, Rachel Lauter, David Pacheco, Elie Rosen, Vijaya Thomas, Katie Lamm

Members absent: Refai Arefin, Michael Rozensher, Holly Jackson

Additionally, Associate Director of Residential Life Thomas Forsberg was present.

Committee Reports:

Program House Chair Chris Guhin reported that he met with ResLife to discuss program housing and possibly putting program houses in the center of dorms. Additionally, ResLife would look into DTau again in light of the fact that Games House is going to be put in the middle of a building.

Policy Committee Chair Olanma Okoji reported that Policy Committee has not yet met this semester, but that she met with ResLife to discuss pending policy issues.

Lottery Committee Chair Brendan Hargreaves commented that he met with Rich Bova and Thomas Forsberg on Friday and received broad approval for adding new lottery features to the ResCouncil website, including an online display of the lottery. Dorm Tours will be scheduled and Brendan is going to try to work with faculty fellows to schedule lottery info sessions.

Brian Bidadi, a member of the UCS Admissions and Student Services committee was present to reaffirm UCS's commitment to work with ResCouncil. Additionally, UCS has secured funding to do table slipping and will assist by providing campus-wide emails.

ResCouncil discussed advertising for the first pick in the lottery and tentatively set February 28 to announce finalists and present finalists in campus, hopefully in Salomon 001.

ResCouncil discussed DTau and program houses residing in the middle of dorms and ultimately decided to wait until Spring Review to bring up the issue again.

The Room Review is online at http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Residential_Council/lottery/roomreview/index.php.

Submitted by Justin Glavis-Bloom, Residential Council Secretary 2004-2005