Feb

17

Everybody Calm Down!

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Exclusion is boring, anyway! Photo via Wikimedia.

As you may or may not have heard, some housing news has surfaced: EC Exclusion Suites are no more. So if you’re a freshman or sophomore who was banking on a high rise suite at five for the price of three (inhabitants : lottery numbers, that is), you might be sobbing uncontrollably, or carving “McBain… Nooooooooo” into your flesh right now. But Bwog is here to tell you not to fret!

We’d like to remind you of a few things:

  • Housing selection doesn’t even start to rear its head until March. So do yourself a favor and wait a few weeks to worry and plan and stress out and alienate that seventh person who wants to live in your six-person suite.
  • This whole ECX to just plain EC drama probably won’t make a difference. It’s going to suck for everybody and there won’t be any winners, but it’ll probably just suck less for juniors.
  • It isn’t likely to affect all-senior groups that much either. Groups of 5 seniors that realize they will have to settle for ECX doubles will still have to settle for ECX doubles.
  • And last but not least, there will be lots of snacks (candy and drinks!) at suite selection. Which means that you actually have something to look forward to.

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20 Comments

  1. Are you serious Bwog?

    I might have to live with other people now! OTHER PEOPLE! HOW CAN THINGS GET WORSE?

  2. Aaaaand  

    this renders the Housing Cutoff History even more useless.

  3. When

    does housing selection start?

  4. shut up  

    Bwog. your housing coverage sucks now compared to the shaft. Long live the (long) shaft of the shaft!

  5. perry nickerson  

    this is bad

  6. hahahahaha  

    I love being a senior.

  7. Emperor Palpatine  

    All right let's everybody just calm the fuck down...

  8. CC 2014  

    I AM A FRESHMAN AND AM SO CONFUSED. CAN BWOG PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO A STANDARD, EASY TO UNDERSTAND POST ABOUT HOW THE F**K HOUSING WORKS AT THIS SCHOOL?!?! I SIMPLY DON'T UNDERSTAND AND THERE IS NO INFORMATION ONLINE ANYWHERE!!!

    Sorry about that. But really, please, a step-by-step explanation about housing here would really be WONDERFUL and much appreciated.

  9. Anonymous  

    what rooms are considered to be in the "shaft" of mcbain? i don't get this place.

  10. Why not just

    move off campus like the people who know what they're doing do?

  11. Concerned Alum

    My main concern is that this, and similar issues like this in the past, speak to the disregard Columbia bureaucracy have for students when implementing policy. This change would have been perfectly acceptable had it been announced in say, September. But a month before selection, when people have already formed groups and started to prepare for the drama and stress that is the housing selection process, that is not a good time to release changes.

    Furthermore, to have these changes emerge only through a leak - when were these changes planned to have been announced?

    Often, it is not the policy per se which is problematic, but its method of implementation. Through mishandling issues like this, Columbia only furthers the impression that all the university cares about is image and grad programs (and the two go hand-in-hand).

    • students on housing advisory board

      talked about this a long time ago. it's been coming down the line for > 2 years. councils knew and supported it (i think that priyanka was the CC rep at the time)

      • Disheartening  

        While I understand housing has the right to change the rules of the game and as someone who currently lives in EC, I find myself betrayed by our student council and the columbia housing administration.

        It is, to say the least, disheartening to know that such a significant discussion that has been taken place within student council meetings has not been revealed to the greater campus until last night. This betrayal – even if the verdict was not decided upon until yesterday – calls into question our trust in our student leadership and of course whether they have the student body’s best interest in mind. From the dozens of people i’ve spoken today, we went to sleep last night with our housing lottery plans finalized and woke up to a dramatic rule change. Next time, student council you decide that throwing this type of obstacle into the housing process – do it before you screw dozens of people over and force them to mess over their good friends who may be in different years. It is very disappointing news to hear the way this was handles. Thank you staff writer for breaking the news as soon as possible.

  12. As a senior,  

    My future is wildly uncertain. I'm gonna have rent next year, and bills, and I don't know what state/country I'll be in, let alone what I'll be doing for a living. I already miss this place.

    The one silver lining is NOT having to go to the drama, anxiety, ridiculousness, sexual bribery and emotional blackmail of housing lottery.

    Suck it, 2012-1014. Squirm you little bitches, squirm I say!

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