October 27, 2007

Jewett Incident Grows

Residents of the Jewett house have received four emails (not including the original Cappy email) regarding the "noose" found on the sixth floor.

The House Team put a poster up by the main entrance reading, "HATE HAPPENED HERE...NOT IN OUR HOUSE."

The House Team is holding a mandatory meeting for all Jewett residents this afternoon, followed by a "Unity Jam" forum for students to "express how they have been impacted."


Residents of the sixth floor have told Mads that "no one one the floor is responsible."

Is the Jewett House Team and administration doing the right thing, or has this been blown out of proportion?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

blown out of proportion.
everyone needs to chill out.

Anonymous said...

BLOWN OUT OF PROPORTION.

Anonymous said...

This has been blown way out of proportion, and a "diversity jam" is completely absurd. I hear "the noose" actually was not a noose at all, but so what if it was? Considering that we are approaching Halloween and "the noose" was "hung" in a public area, there is nothing racist about it. We are letting the racists win by allowing their isolated incidents to define the use of this symbol. In this case, celebrating Halloween with the individual freedom that Vassar is all about trumps the administration's hypersensitivity.

Anonymous said...

yeah this is kind of really stupid.

Anonymous said...

Omg I LOVE diversity jam. I wish they served it at the Dc.

Anonymous said...

is the last line in the poster meant to be sarcastic?

Anonymous said...

fuck the 6th floor- seriously get over yourselves. recognize a noose when you see one or be prepared to face the consequences. like an ass whooping from some upset people