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Uninformed and uninvolved: ResX and the dystopian future of undergraduate housing

Monied clusters of Greek organizations, geographically segregated ethnic houses, and nepotistic, thematically-lifeless Row houses plague Stanford’s housing system, bemoan University administrators. Stanford has consequently adopted the belief that a vast overhaul of campus housing is the cure-all for these ills: the University’s ResX Task Force — a branch of Residential Education (ResEd), has recently been discussing what they call “the ideal neighborhood concept.” Substantive details on this proposed housing restructure are scarce. Nonetheless, we believe it would be useful to infer what the consequences of such systematic changes might be.

North American Interfraternity Conference bans hard alcohol in fraternities, Stanford policy changes to be discussed

The North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) is requiring its 6,100 fraternity chapters — including 10 of the 11 chapters on Stanford’s Inter-fraternity council — to ban hard alcohol from fraternity facilities and events by Sept. 1, 2019. The decision was made through a near-unanimous vote in the NIC’s annual meeting on Aug. 27.