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Residential Council Minutes :: October 31, 2006

Present: Adam Axler, Peter Donnelly, Mark Fuller, Justin Glavis-Bloom, Thea Hinkle, Jimmy Kaplowitz, Allison Kwong, Katie Lamm, Damian Maldonado, Michael Morgenstern, James Reed, Chris Sunu, Laura Supkoff

Absent: Alexander Dean, Sri Kalyanaraman (absence excused on Nov 07, 2006), Evan Stone

Guest: Thomas Forsberg

  1. Issues for later: first aid in dorms, lighting, renovations to dorms (UCS)
  2. Program Houses
    1. a. Meeting tonight to go over folders
    2. b. Upgrading program houses to class C
      1. i. Getting the Wriston suites, independent privileges
      2. ii. Cash prize for good houses?
        1. 1. Money would come from ResLife
        2. 2. Would it be earmarked for a certain purpose? ResCouncil can decide how the money should be spent.
      3. iii. Is money the right incentive?
      4. iv. Possible competition between houses for the monetary award…dynamic
        1. 1. Original intention was recognition of exceptional houses.
        2. 2. Give housing privileges to class C, but monetary award to the top few?
      5. v. Perhaps award to those who would “contribute to the community the most?”
      6. vi. Program House Committee to draft a proposal for the conditions of class C housing after Mike talks to Program House Council & Greek Council
    3. c. Starting a film program house
      1. i. No space on Wriston left, new space must be ADA compliant
      2. ii. Making program houses more “prevalent” off Wriston
      3. iii. What about making program housing less Wriston-centric?
      4. iv. Dorms with available single/double distributions? Em-Wool?
      5. v. Taking away (decent,) available housing from the lottery
  3. Next week: building more dorms to bring seniors back on campus
    1. a. Next priority: new spaces

End of Meeting

Submitted by Allison Kwong, 2006-2007