From today’s Daily Adviser comes the opportunity to serve on this years JA selection committee. Although I never served on that committee, friends who did reported that it was one of the more intense experiences on campus. Choosing 50 JA’s out of 150 well-qualified applicants, many of whom you know personally, is not an easy job. But it is another good example of how many opportunities Williams provides for doing serious jobs with real consequences.

We’ll know that something is wrong with the administration if they ever try to turn responsibility for JA selection over to the Dean’s Office, not because the Dean’s Office would do a poor job but because it would take a meaningful amount of power, and the responsibility that goes with it, out of the hands of students.

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