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DormCon, IFC elect new officers

By Sarah Keightley

Both the InterFraternity Council and the Dormitory Council held elections for new officers at the end of last term.

James F. Miskel III '93 of Lambda Chi Alpha is the new IFC president. Maroula S. Bratakos '93 of WILG is vice president, John R. Westlund '94 of Delta Tau Delta is treasurer and Shourov Keith Chatterji '93 of Theta Xi is secretary.

Also elected to the IFC Executive Committee were Community Relations Representative Ateev Mehrotra '94 of Theta Xi, Judicial Committee Chairman Eric A. Ask '93 of Delta Upsilon, Public Relations Representative Malee V. Lucas '94 of Alpha Phi, Rush Chairman Karl L. Yen '93 of Phi Sigma Kappa, Panhellenic President Maria B. Killos '93 of Kappa Alpha Theta and Womens' Conference Representative Alicia Pando '92 of WILG.

"As rush chairman, I'm looking to address the freshman housing issue and to eliminate flushing problems by taking a pro-active stance -- that is, meeting with rush chairs and discussing things before they happen," Yen said. Several officers want to work on better communication between houses, especially between neighbors, he added.

There will be a transition meeting in February for the new and old IFC officers, said Neal H. Dorow, advisor to fraternities and independent living groups. Suggestions that have already come before the council include investigating the idea of rush videos for incoming freshmen and having a spring rush for interested upperclassmen, he said.

Several DormCon posts empty

The new Dormitory Council president is Elizabeth T. Smith '93, and DormCon's Judicial Committee Chairman is Michael S. Keynes '93. The offices of secretary-treasurer and vice president, who also serves as rush chairman, have yet to be filled.

According to Smith, elections for these two positions will take place in the first week of February. Anyone who lives in a dormitory is eligible to run.

"The first and foremost thing I hope to accomplish [as president] is finishing up the alcohol policy," said Smith. She will also work for "more dorm-wide unity."

Keynes said, "One of my main goals is to make sure that rules are set up early and well-administered. During the school year I'd make sure JudComm is established and accessible to people."