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<P>Dormitory Council Elects Officers

Dormitory Council Elects Officers

By Marissa Vogt
NEWS EDITOR

The Dormitory Council elected officers for the 2006–2007 school year at its meeting at Baker House Wednesday evening.

David A. Nedzel ’07 was elected president and Laura C. Martini ’08 was elected vice president. Nedzel said that the president’s job involves providing oversight and coordination for DormCon and running meetings. He will also be responsible for representing DormCon to the general MIT community and “making sure we’re all working together on issues that affect the broader community.” Nedzel said he hopes to continue to foster student involvement in DormCon, citing a retreat held in January for dormitory officers that resulted in a stronger participation in the spring.

Martini said that the vice president fills a supportive role to the president and that she will be responsible for meeting with administrators and “keeping a lot of transparency in what’s going on.” She echoed Nedzel’s desire to keep students involved, saying that she hopes to “inspire the people around me.”

Also at Wednesday’s meeting, DormCon passed a revised set of procedures for its judicial committee, Nedzel said. The new procedures will address the ways in which Judcomm reports and is allowed “to hold hearings, conduct mediation, and report to folks in the MIT community.” He said that the changes had just been approved by MIT’s lawyers last week.

Nedzel said that DormCon’s upcoming agenda includes planning for residence exploration and addressing security issues in the dormitories.