Rising juniors seniors are choosing neighborhoods right now. Good luck to all. Special kudos to Doug Bazuin and CUL for acting so quickly on student concerns about common room space in the to-be-renovated dorms (Lehman, East and Fayerweather). Although the Williams Housing System is a bad idea overall, the
speed and sensitivity with which Bazuin et al have dealt with student worries is impressive.

And, don’t forget, the official EphBlog position is:

Currier == Hufflepuff
Dodd == Slytherin
Spencer == Ravenclaw
Wood == Gryffindor

Explain this to them at the Log! (Special thanks to Linda Hall for helping EphBlog with some research questions on this topic and to Professor Frederick Rudolph ’42, author of the indispensable “Mark Hopkins and The Log,” for kindly considering the issue at my request.)

Details below.


Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 16:11:14 -0500 (EST)
From: getaroom@williams.edu
Reply-To: getaroom@williams.edu
Subject: GetARoom Update 3/7/06
To: students-09@williams.edu, students-08@williams.edu,
students-07@williams.edu

Tonight is the first Neighborhood Draw – Class of 2007, at the Log!
7pm Groups 1-20
7:30pm Groups 21-40
8pm Groups 41-60
8:30pm Groups 61-80
9pm Groups 81-97
9:30pm Groups 98-114

Also, an update on *common rooms.* Morgan Goodwin, Jonathan Misk, and Suranjit Tilakawardane met with Doug Bazuin at noontime today to discuss common rooms in Morgan, East, and Fayerweather. Morgan, Jonathan, and Suranjit said that student preference would be to add at least some small common rooms, even at the loss of neighborhood bed flexibility and 4 singles. Based upon their feedback as representatives of College Council, we have decided to use one single room space on Morgan 2, Morgan 3, and Morgan 4 as common rooms, as well as one room on Fay 2 as a common room. The students agreed that, given the smaller size of East, one first-floor common room will suffice, so the current plan will remain. In Fay, which is a bit larger than East, we decided to add one small common room on an upper floor to give another space. Please note that the added upstairs common rooms are not huge, will not have a house TV or cable, and will not have kitchenettes. They will have lounge furniture. (A kitchen and TV/cable will be available in the house common areas – Morgan ground floor, Fay ground floor, and East 1st floor.)

In Morgan, the added common rooms are: 202, 327, 414
In Fay, the added common room is: 204

This changes two house room/bed counts, as follows:

Morgan Total Beds = 106 Singles = 88 Doubles = 9
Fayerweather Total Beds = 59 Singles = 35 Doubles = 12

Due to the lateness of this change, we will not be adjusting the caps.

If you have questions about this decision, we suggest that you contact your CC rep or contact one of these three guys directly. (Godfrey Bakuli, CC president, also just stopped by and said “yes” to this plan. So you can also contact him if you need to.)

Thanks – and we’ll see you ’07-ers tonight!

-your GetARoom Staff

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