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Alcohol to Be Allowed in Common Areas?

At tonight’s CCSC meeting, VP for Policy Adil Ahmed announced that, after a meeting with Dean Cristen Kromm, alcohol may be allowed in common areas next year. Currently, Columbia does not allow alcohol to be kept anywhere except in an overage student’s room, declaring the common area a “public space” (locks and doors not withstanding).  

Ahmed emphasized that the step “is still a plan,” and that the changes would have to be written into official ResLife guidelines over the summer. If it goes through, the change will be in place by next year, and denizens of EC, Hogan, and other popular senior locales could finally stop pretending that a second door suddenly made their alcohol private. A first step, perhaps, but we doff our caps to the councils. Now let’s work on that whole 40s thing.


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  • HAA! says:

    @HAA! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    In our dreams.

  • cap's still on says:

    @cap's still on booze bottle: 1 baby: 0

  • seriously? says:

    @seriously? i had no idea this was even a rule.

  • Tomorrow says:

    @Tomorrow Kromm returns to the other 27 of the 28 days, during which she is PMSing, and hauls in all of CCSC under probation for suggesting the idea.

    1. i bet says:

      @i bet I bet Kromm reads these comments.

      1. she did says:

        @she did refer to the War on Fun herself

        1. she does... says:

          @she does... I got put on probation as an RA because BWOG is her homepage.

          1. good says:

            @good (that she reads bwog, not that you’re on probation) … she should know what students really think of Columbia’s largely ass-covering, idiosyncratic policies.

            Ms. Kromm, if you happen to read this, we think that Columbia’s policies are a joke and demonstrate a much more profound concern for Columbia’s insurance arrangements than for either the safety or happiness of its students. These policies make many of us (rich and poor alike) rigidly determined not to give back to this place, which frequently goes to such tremendous lengths, to spoil our fun. Put youself in our shoes, and fix some of the mindblowingly stupid stuff (not all of it of course … this is Columbia after all, where would we be without a little ridiculousness from the administration … but emphasis on the little part).

          2. ... says:

            @... do you have any idea how obnoxious that tired “if they don’t do what i want, I WILL NEVER DONATE A PENNY” bullshit is? get the fuck over yourself. it’s people like you that make me ashamed to be here.

          3. umm says:

            @umm honestly i dont see what’s wrong with that
            if you have a bad experience here (thanks, Kromm) then i don’t see why you should ever be inclined to donate money in the future.

          4. how.. says:

            @how.. how did you get put on probation? bwog comments are anonymous…

  • well says:

    @well adil is always wasted.

  • Nobler says:

    @Nobler More like MGD 64 weeks.

  • Angry Black Man says:

    @Angry Black Man Dear Ms. Cromm
    To put it tersely,
    My President is Black
    My color’s white and blue
    But I gotta say CU policies suck too.

    Angry Black Man Strugglin’ at CU

  • message for Kromm says:

    @message for Kromm FUCK YOU.

  • freals says:

    @freals Kromm:
    No good Samaritan policy is dangerous and ridiculous

    The constant fire-alarming in ec is dangerous and ridiculous

    The draconian disciplinary process-which assumes guilt and gives minimal due process-is pathetic, especially considering what we read in CC.

    And on, and on. Just stop sucking the fun from college.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous that kid is the biggest alcoholic on campus, after the mark johnson-look alike.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous that kid being adil.

  • Alum Guy says:

    @Alum Guy Ok, so the stats on the War on Fun might be up, but you guys need to relax. I lived in an EC townhouse with someone underage and we had alcohol in the refrigerator and on top of the cabinets during many “careless cooking” incidents.

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