Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or unless you don’t attend Wesleyan and you don’t read Fox News), then you’ve probably noticed that the university’s revised housing policy—developed in response to a long-standing kerfuffle between the administration and the Beta Theta Pi fraternity—has sparked a revival of righteous (and self-righteous) activism on campus.
From what I can tell, few students support the new measure. Some people, myself included, have a difficult time caring either way. But it does seems that the administration may have gone too far this time, at least in terms of how it chose to word the policy revision.
According to Cameron Couch ’13, a WSA Representative: “Under this policy, if you go to eat at church, that’s grounds for suspension. You also can’t go and help out at the soup kitchen and eat meals there after volunteering.”
The university won’t enforce the countless inevitable violations that will emerge from its broadly worded, out-of-touch, and obtuse response to the Beta problem. But the whole thing does seem a bit silly.
Anyway: some rebel/prankster put a “private residence” tent in the snow outside of the Admissions Office. Now Michael Roth and a bunch of prospective students all know what’s what.