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ASA poster regulations apply to all activities

As I was walking down the Infinite Corridor last Friday, I noticed a classmate of mine tearing down all but one poster for the Nu Delta party on Saturday from a particular bulletin board. I approached her and asked her why she was removing the posters.

She replied that the Association of Student Activities policy is one poster per bulletin board, that it was stated in the rules, and that Nu Delta was violating it. Okay, fine. She was correct.

(I checked with the ASA.) She was also correct in enforcing the policy.

But as I continued walking, I noticed that Nu Delta was not the only violator of this policy. Four posters per bulletin board advertised an Ashdown party.

I recalled passing a student putting up posters for an event, two on a bulletin board, and both of these posters were sticking out into the hallway (which is not against the rules, but is sometimes a nuisance). I began to wonder why my classmate didn't pull all but one of those posters down as well.

I agree that there should be one poster for an event per bulletin board. But I don't agree with selectively tearing down posters for certain events and not others.

Does that mean some MIT groups can break the rules and others can't? Or was she using the poster policy as an excuse to pull down extras of the posters she deemed offensive?

I hope I'm wrong and that this wasn't a deliberate act against Nu Delta or fraternities in general, but I will continue to watch the bulletin boards just to be sure.

Donna J. Khodarahmi '91->