November 17, 2008

By Word Of Mouth

We just heard that the Senior Officers have approved gender-neutral housing, but we don't have confirmation on this.

Supposedly Cappy told a group of Joss students at the Joss "town hall" meeting that she had approved gender-neutral housing but hasn't officially signed off on it yet. So maybe it's still a little early to call it official.

An insider tells Mads that this cannot be confirmed just yet.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was just in the town hall meeting in Joss with Cappy, and basically all that needs to be done is Cappy has to sign it into action.

Anonymous said...

Gender neutral housing is in there like swimwear.

Anonymous said...

i'm sure MICA will pitch a fit about this following in their pattern of being contrarian for the sake of it.

Janusz said...

Was that really necessary, 11:00?

Anonymous said...

i mean... they probably will.
we can at least expect an article criticizing it in the Misc...
not that there's anything wrong with that. they have just as much right to write that article as I do to skip over it.

Anonymous said...

I was just at the Joss smeeting too and Cappy basically implied that it would be going into effect, she just needs to sign it and she said she would..

Anonymous said...

umm the misc endorsed gender neutral housing about 500 times in the past year.

Anonymous said...

Jeremy Bright endorsed gender-neutral housing...didn't he?

Anonymous said...

*follow up: and isn't he president of MICA, or something like that?

Matt Bourne said...

i think that the people i know in MICA would probably support gender-neutral housing. they're conservative, not unreasonable.

Anonymous said...

yeah guys. don't be so quick to judge mica. as they proved with kick coke, many issues do not split right down liberal/conservative lines the way many would think. jeremy bright, for example, supports gender neutral housing as does one of my friends who is also in mica. i have a friend on the vassar dems who opposes it.

Anonymous said...

While I do support gender neutral housing, I do feel like this is an option for people who are insecure with members of their own sex to avoid having to interact with them. Sometimes you just have to work through the awkwardness, and many times it is beneficial to both parties involved. Speaking from personal experience, I am grateful for the friendship i made with one of my roommates who has few if any close male friends.

Anonymous said...

11:10, what are you talking about? Both the Misc and their Opinions Editor, Jeremy Bright, have endorsed gender-neutral housing.

Anonymous said...

pretty much everyone i know supports this policy and has from the beginning. the only exception is the group that feels that boyfriends and girlfriends will stupidly decide to live with one another and then break up.

Anonymous said...

But the people who are worried about the boyfriend/girlfriend thing are not nessesarily against gender neutral housing... I think that could be a very big problem, and I still support gender neutral housing.

Anonymous said...

It was a heteronormative policy to have single sex rooms and now these "worries" are heteronormative. Did we have a big problem with gay and lesbian couples breaking up when they lived together and causing problems? No.

MICA approves of it, as far as I know, because it's not utterly dumb.

Anonymous said...

Most of the people in MICA, as far as I know, are small government, "don't tell others how to live," type conservatives. There's no reason why they as a group would be against gender neutral housing.

Anonymous said...

Stop being ridiculous, 11:00. Most people I know on MICA would approve of gender-neutral housing, and their President, Jeremy Bright, even endorsed the policy in a column in the Misc. Stop being so judgmental.

Anonymous said...

You know, MICA meetings are open to anyone who wants to come, regardless of political ideology. If people are really interested in what MICA members think, you're more than welcome to our meetings.

Every Monday at 9m in Joss parlor!

Anonymous said...

wasnt mica the people who rudely gave free coke? i mean, c'mon. thats just childish.

Anonymous said...

I'm a democrat, voted for Obama, and I really admire everything MICA has done on campus - keep coke included - to mix up the political discussions within campus. I mean, hello, there were a lot of people who didn't support Kick Coke and it's great that MICA stepped up and became a vehicle for the cause.

Anonymous said...

I dunno. I usually admire MICA for try to be visual on campus. But I have to agree with 2:41 that giving out the cokes was a bit childish. It also encouraged the coke thing as a liberal vs non-liberal arguement, which I don't agree with.

Anonymous said...

pepsi sucks, drink coke

Anonymous said...

yes, jeremy bright endorsed gender neutral housing in his column in the misc. but didn't anyone read his reasons for supporting it?? i didn't realize there could be such backwards reasons for supporting the policy.