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Dormcon Deserves Commendation for R/O Changes

Dormcon Deserves Commendation for R/O Changes

I would like to commend the Dormitory Council on their commitment to the interests of residents of dormitories, but more importantly to the interests of incoming freshmen. As a freshman during residence and orientation week , it was apparent to me that Clearinghouse did not serve anyone but the fraternities. As the years have passed, this has become only more obvious. Not only does Clearinghouse serve no real purpose for the dormitories or freshmen, but it greatly inconveniences the dormitories by requiring a significant amount of tedious work. It also severely violates the privacy of the freshmen. The fact that you can "hide yourself" from fraternities is largely unknown to the freshmen, and when you are as busy as you are during R/O, you don't have time to wander around and find out how to do that.

As to whether or not Clearinghouse is needed to locate freshmen in an emergency, there are many ways of getting notices to freshmen without using a system as intrusive as Clearinghouse. I am glad that Dormcon has exerted its authority in refocusing dormitory rush to the interests of the dormitories and the freshmen.

Douglas K. Wyatt '96