The residence hall will house students relocated due to future renovations, and will have to balance, among other issues, sustainability goals with students’ need for kitchens.
The Division of Student Life has been working on improving the conditions, but the process is “slower than expected.”
One “very likely” change is the introduction of a meals per semester system in addition to the current meals per week system, says DormCon dining co-chair.
The center is in part a response to recommendations from student groups, including the Black Students’ Union, Black Graduate Student Association, undergraduate women, and the LBGTQ community.
We agree that the foundation for good relations is hearing each other out, understanding others’ perspectives, and trusting that we all want what is best for our community. We know that reaching consensus isn’t easy, and that top-down, one-size-fits-all solutions don’t work well. The DSL keeps these realities in mind when we work with students on projects like designing the New Vassar Street residence hall or improving the room-assignment and move-in processes. Every project is different, but our approach is to listen to students’ ideas and concerns, and we ask that they listen to ours.