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Residential Council Minutes :: April 25, 2006

Present: Dean Forsberg, Benjamin Boas, Kyle Evans, Justin Glavis-Bloom, Brendan Hargreaves, Tal Itzkovich, Jimmy Kaplowitz, Jennifer Kuo, Allison Kwong, Katherine Lamm, Michael Morgenstern, Damian Maldonado, David Pacheco, Laura Supkoff

Tardy: Adam Axler

  1. Meeting begins at 12:03
  2. Policy
    1. Housing fees for OWC, commencement weeks are really high, most students there are providing services and housing fees are really high --a project for next year
  3. Renovations updates
    1. Plastic furniture is uncomfortable, they won't use it in renovations.
  4. There will be a lottery for summer storage, top 600 will get vouchers.
  5. Reccomendation to pass this over to policy committee about expanding storage
  6. Spring Review
    1. Next Monday, May 1 from 5-8
    2. In-depth review
    3. If a program house fails for the second time, they will be placed on probations
  7. Discussion about upgrading Art House and Interfaith to Class B status
    1. They have existed for three years and are functioning well
    2. Motion passes to notify them of their upgrade next week
  8. Discussions about preset list of probations
  9. Options for probations
    1. Up the community service requirement (possibly approve events at start of next year)
    2. Take away one or all of basement rooms
    3. Take away lounge
    4. Must still throw events but not involving alcohol
    5. Must designate one or two people in charge of independent relations
    6. Take away early move-in for program houses
  10. Issue brought up to allow program houses to fill rooms
    1. After super-deadline day and member list submitted, decision of how many additional rooms could be filled by independents.
    2. This would alleviate problems of complaining independents!
    3. General support for the issue
    4. Policy should be at Rosario's discretion
    5. Is it fair to take housing from sophomores?
  11. Meeting adjourned at 12:55

Submitted by Michael Morgenstern, Residential Council Secretary 2005-2006