Much of last night’s CCSC meeting split two ways was concerned with the CCSC Town Hall and College Days, with George Krebs and Robyn Burgess reminding the council members to come out. Actual news was little in evidence, with one exception:
VP for Policy Adil Ahmed, CC 2010 President AJ Pasuca, and CC 2010 VP Sue Yang reported on their Wednesday meeting with Dean Cristen Scully-Kromm, in which they discussed noise policies and other parts of the War on Fun. Yang told the council, “In terms of the noise policy, I feel we agreed there needs to be a more informal system for minor noise warnings to small groups.” Currently, some RAs have logs differentiating for these, but there is no formal system for this approach: each complaint must be registered with ResLife.
Pascua noted that “”Dean Kromm expressed a strong willingness to move forward in the near future with CCSC. She’d prefer to work over the summer, rather than working hastily now.” However, he also cautioned the council: “although Adil, Sue and I felt that we’d like a resolution as soon as possible, we felt some intransigence on the other side.” Ahmed also expressed concern about the actual influence CCSC would have: apparently, Kromm told them that ResLife is already working on a new policy, but when the CCSC representatives asked to see it, Kromm refused, saying that the policy was “unconfirmed” and asked CCSC instead to submit their own ideas separately in writing. Hey, at least she’s consistently secretive.
After Ahmed also announced that the current ban on alcohol in common areas may end, the floor was opened for comments and questions. Several members of the executive board and CC 2009 expressed their concern over submitting a separate noise policy, saying that it would be better to be involved with the noise policy from the beginning, so that the council could avoid being in the same position next year. Presumptive VP for Funding Nuriel Moghavem noted that he and presumptive VP for Policy Sarah Weiss would be in New York over the summer to follow up on the progress. Laura Doan reminded the council that any policy would need to be completed by mid-August (before RA training’s completed). Good luck.