Minutes of the Dormitory Council of MIT
Recorded by: Joel Corbo
Present: Johhny Yang, Joel Corbo, Nikki Johnson, Matt Malinowski,
McCormick Secretary, UA treasurer, Snaggs, the new RLA,John DiFava,
DiFava and Pierce:
- introduce themselves. express surprise at disfunctionality of
CPs, in terms of community relations. about 15% of CPs cause
problems. need feedback from community to fix things
- nikki questions where CPs fit into the law enforcement heirarchy.
answer: they are at the bottom in terms of perception. many people
use CPs as a stepping stone to higher law enforcement, to gain
experience. those blocked from moving on are often resentful. lots
of attrition due to this. also, many people join CPs after retirement
from higher law enforcement. these are often good people who understand
how to do their jobs.
- snaggs: surprised about disconnect between students and CPs.
would plain clothes help?
uniform is a prosence and a deterrent. when calls come in, they
are often not accurate, so more CPs show up than it necessary.
in general, probably a bad idea to switch to plainclothes CP details.
- difava comments that the biggest crims problem on this campus
is theft, although its not as bad as many other places. also, we
have almost no crimes against the person (ie assaults, etc)
-snaggs: how about dinners with CPs at dorms?
sounds like a good idea. niiki comments that there are dinner with
admin nights at simmons, and it works pretty well.
- nikki: dorm security?
difava says that security at dorms is not so good, but it cant
improve unless the people living there do something about it. the
institute does no background checks on any of its employees (except
the CPs). the idea of CPs mini-training deskworkers comes up. difava
comments on the problem that there are too many people in charge
of different aspects of security and no centralization.
NEXT MEETING: Simmons
- halloween party at simmons for kids and spooky skate at johnson
10-midnight on Friday. pumpkin carving, cookie decorating, costume
contests, good clean fun.
- how are first years doing? general consensus is OK
- agrees to organize retreat
desk captains should email crimbite@mit to set up mini-training
sessions for deskworker with the CPs
UA DINING COMMITTEE
wants reps from all dorms. currently missing random, senior, bexley,
Campus dining advisory board and CAC advisory board:
also want reps from us. maybe mike childress will take CAC?
Election Day Event:
Matt Deberg is throwing a party on the W20 steps on Nov 4. We will
Joel discusses events at Random that precipitated the review process.
he says that some randoms are going to draft new policy, and
will report back on progress at next meeting.