Fire-Safety Fines Sit-In

There are two issues students are taking huge issues with when it comes to fire safety this year. The first being the ridiculous ideas Fire Safety has come up with to dispose of the more than $40,000 they collected in fines. The second being the fact that there is no accountability for what they destroy, no way for students to appeal the fine, and no way for the student body to express their anger with a pretty much flagrant disregard for our personhood.

Matthew Danzig ’09 set up a facebook event slating this Tuesday lunch time to be a good time for a sit-in in front of South College to express peacefully our disdain for the current policy and promote better uses for the fine money such putting it towards financial aid grants.

If you’re pissed off about it, let’s start talking about it. Leave your ideas in the comments.

10 thoughts on “Fire-Safety Fines Sit-In

  1. Anonymous

    holding a sit-in in front of the photography office makes perfect sense…think about it…

  2. Anonymous

    holding a sit-in in front of the photography office makes perfect sense…think about it…

  3. Anonymous

    While the waste of $40,000 is ridiculous (and I totally agree that it should be spent I something else),I think you all should know that there are ways to appeal fire code violations.I was able to get my fine waived and was told I could come pick up my confiscated candle if I wanted. Granted, it was a first violation, but I know that other people have gotten their fines waived. Contact Barbara Spalding.Barbara W. Spalding, CFPSAssociate Director, Campus Fire SafetyWesleyan University 170 Long Lane Middletown, CT 06459(860)685-3780 T.(860)685-3754 F.

  4. Anonymous

    While the waste of $40,000 is ridiculous (and I totally agree that it should be spent I something else),I think you all should know that there are ways to appeal fire code violations.

    I was able to get my fine waived and was told I could come pick up my confiscated candle if I wanted. Granted, it was a first violation, but I know that other people have gotten their fines waived. Contact Barbara Spalding.

    Barbara W. Spalding, CFPS
    Associate Director, Campus Fire Safety
    Wesleyan University
    170 Long Lane
    Middletown, CT 06459
    (860)685-3780 T.
    (860)685-3754 F.

  5. Anonymous

    holly – can you emphasize that the main aim is to use the money to endow a scholarship

  6. Anonymous

    holly – can you emphasize that the main aim is to use the money to endow a scholarship

  7. Anonymous

    With the exception of the President’s Office (and that’s admittedly a pretty big exception), South College really has nothing to do with this. The top two floors are University Communications, which deals with the Wesleyan Magazine, Wesleyan Connection, university photography, and all the publications around campus. Oh! and the bell tower. But I guess symbolically it makes sense.

  8. Anonymous

    With the exception of the President’s Office (and that’s admittedly a pretty big exception), South College really has nothing to do with this. The top two floors are University Communications, which deals with the Wesleyan Magazine, Wesleyan Connection, university photography, and all the publications around campus. Oh! and the bell tower.

    But I guess symbolically it makes sense.

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