Dormcon will not comply with spending restrictions
(Editor's Note: The Tech received a copy of the following letter addressed to Associate Dean for Student Affairs James R. Tewhey.)
From your Nov. 6 memorandum, it is clear that you are dissatisfied with our alcohol policy. It is also clear exactly what kind of policy would satisfy you.
Your primary concern is that we place limits on our expenditures on alcohol. However, the only limits acceptable to you would be calculated as follows: (1) Figure out how many people in a typical dormitory are over 21; (2) Decide what number of those drink at a typical party at a typical dormitory; (3) Decide what is a reasonable number of drinks per individual; (4) Decide how much each of those drinks should cost; (5) Decide what a reasonable number of parties per year should be for a typical dormitory; and (6) Do the multiplication and set the limit.
We are not prepared to set a limit on any of our expenditures in this manner. To set such a Dormitory Council-wide limit on the purchase of anything -- alcohol, soda, meat, music or hockey equipment -- is unacceptable. This is because undergraduate houses represent a diverse set of communities, each with its own customs and standards. Each has its own style of party or social event, each has its own number of such events, each has its own choice as to what it will serve at those events. We are willing to work with you to come up with a mutually satisfactory policy, but this will involve some compromise on your part as well as ours. If you are unwilling to compromise your position, then we will leave it up to each undergraduate house to create its own policy, and you can negotiate with each house individually.
David Hogg '92->
and seven others->
Linda Cavazos '92->
Seth Cohen '92->
Geoffrey Mayne '92->
Hung-Chou Tai '94->
Judy Chin '92->
for information: , Senior House A201E, x5 6664] To: James Tewhey, Associate Dean, Residence and Campus Activities Cc: Eliot Levitt, Residence and Campus Activities Arthur Smith, Dean for Student affairs The Tech From: