The Case of the Missing Chairs

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Once again, many a wooden chair has gone missing from the Schapiro lounges, and Housing is prepared to take action. Darleny Cepin, Associate Director of the Office of Residential Programs, warned residents that all of the furniture must be returned by 9am this Friday, or else a team of Res, Housing, and Facilities staff will open and search every room. For real! Don’t think they won’t do it.

Full email after the jump.

Dear Schapiro residents:

The Office of Residential Programs is committed to providing a residential experience that encourages respect, mutual understanding, and a sense of community.  I write to bring the issue of missing Schapiro communal lounge furniture to your attention. When individuals in our community remove furniture from our common lounge for private usage, the entire community is impacted. Schapiro RAs previously sent an e-mail encouraging the prompt return of all lounge furniture – thankfully, some of that furniture has reappeared.

Below is a list of the missing furniture that has not been recovered:

15th Floor (2) wooden chairs and (2) large 1 seaters

14th “  (1) wooden chair

13th “  (3) wooden chairs

10th “  (1) wooden chair

7th “  (1) wooden chair

6th “  (1) wooden chair

5th “  (1) large 1 seater

3rd “  (2) wooden chairs  and (1) large1 seater

2nd “  (2) wooden chairs

Our primary goal is to have this furniture returned to the lounges immediately so that our entire community can benefit from full use of the lounge.  Conducting room searches is always a last resort; however, if all of the furniture has not been returned by 9am on Friday, December 10th, Residential Programs, Housing, and Facilities staff will need to enter residential rooms between then and 5pm on the same day.  Any piece of “missing” furniture found in a student room will immediately be removed from the room and returned to the lounge.  Each resident who has furniture in their room will be subject to further follow up from our office. We hope that we will not have to take this step and would therefore appreciate everyone’s cooperation in resolving this matter.

Thank you for your consideration of the Schapiro community.

Darleny Cepin, MA

Associate Director

Office of Residential Programs

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  1. BWOG  

    I have lost all respect for you after you deleted my last comment on a previous topic. What is wrong with criticizing someone who chooses to go on national television and represent the entire Columbia community who then completely makes a fool of herself and by extension us.

    So from me to you, here is a heartfelt FUCK YOU. You're an embarrassment to everything I like about this university you censoring POS. Feel free to delete this comment as long as you read it first.

  2. yeah  

    BWOG - please stop censoring. the old BWOG never would have but in wake of the recent crisis this is all you have done recently.

    In addition, does this just seem like a excuse for housing to go into our rooms to find drugs before the NYPD does next time? I call bullshit. student government - stick up for us right now. quit letting this happen.

  3. Thirded  

    I've been saying for a while now that Bwog needs to put some sort of comment like "Comment deleted by moderator" when they delete a post, like they used to do a couple of years ago.

    The current Bwog editors likes to be shady though, and won't do that. They have demonstrated over and over again that they prefer to delete comments without so much as a courtesy notification to their readers.

  4. Dumbledore's Army  

    the furniture needs to start practicing constant vigilance.

  5. Eliza  (Bwog Staff)  

    Hello, hello! We have censored comments this week, and there's a good reason why we have. People have written personally vindictive, racist, sexist, generally malicious, and untrue comments all over this blog, and out of respect for the gravity of the situation and the fact that five of our peers are involved, we've been vigilant about keeping this forum at least semi-respectful. There are legal proceedings and the futures of five individuals who, three days ago, were our classmates on the line. If you have questions about specific comments, please email me directly at

    • Anon  

      Can you at least TELL us when you delete a comment? I don't understand what your motive behind not writing "comment deleted" is. Are you afraid that we'll see all of the deleted comment notices and think you're censoring the comments too much? Because as you can see from this comment thread, people already do notice that.

    • ...  

      "who, three days ago, were our classmates"- They still are our classmates until expelled. Even if they were expelled i would still consider them my classmates.

  6. ..  

    eliza is completely right... you guys are assholes. this is a LEGAL proceeding and their lives rest on it, it's not okay for your BULLSHIT comments to be on this blog. hello? grow up.

  7. If they come into my room

    I have half a mind to pull my dick out and piss on them.

  8. Anonymous

    Being classified as a sex offender or watching my piss delicately falling from their astonished, under-qualified lips? Worth it one hundred percent. When you've watched a hooker urinating on your passed-out next door neighbor, that's a lesson you don't just forget.

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