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UAA Plans to Discuss Next Year's Residence and Orientation

By Christopher Falling
Associate News Editor

After residence and orientation activities end, Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office Staff Assistant for Student Programs Ida G. Faber will hold a series of meetings with R/O Week Committee members to get their impressions of how rush went.

Faber will also debrief Dean's Office staff members for their ideas on future improvements, she said. No concrete timetable has yet been set for these meetings.

"Innovative ideas will be born out this series of meetings and next year's committee," Faber said. "The entity of R/O is constantly evolving."

No decisions have yet been made regarding R/O schedules or activities for next year, but the informal feedback from freshmen has been quite positive, Faber said.

"R/O was great. I loved it," said Jeremy D. Sher '99. "There are a lot of faculty and support staff that are really helpful. It is really nice to find people who care about you," he said.

The current committee "has done a wonderful job with the budget that they have," Faber said. "I don't anticipate any cuts for next year."

Events being reviewed for next year

Some of the events of this year will be seriously considered in the meetings, Faber said. While there has been a positive response to the student speaker at the Killian Kick-Off, no definite decision has been made on whether or not to continue with student speakers, Faber said.

Thursday Night Dinners will also come under intense review, in large part because of the unruly crowd that surrounded its start this year ["Overzealous Crowd Mars Frosh Dinners," Aug. 25], Faber said.

Three new paid interns will be selected along with a new R/O Week Committee to help make decisions about next year's R/O, Faber said.

This year about 35 students, including many sophomores, were involved with the volunteer R/O Week Committee, which manages and staffs R/O Week activities. "There was a real cooperative spirit among the committee members this year," Faber said.