Denying commuter students swipe access is unjustifiable.
Administrators have revised the swipe access policy for commuter students and will allow them to access one Columbia residence hall, though students say the policy still creates painful consequences.
Administrators will allow swipe access for commuter students to at most one residence hall on campus, Engineering Student Council president Siddhant Bhatt, SEAS ’14, announced at Monday night’s ESC meeting.
When institutions make decisions as corporations, the implications deserve to be debated.
Students attempting to sign in to the East Campus residence hall this weekend will likely continue to face long lines and annoyed guards, a problem that has only been exacerbated this semester by the expanded number of students who need to be signed in.
Scott Wright, vice president of campus services, said that administrators’ main concerns were about who should be eligible to use spaces designed for and paid for by CC and SEAS students, and who would be accountable for those additional students.
Columbia University should wise up about the swipe system in dorms.
General Studies Student Council President Katherine Edwards said the administration wouldn’t allow for GS swipe access because of security concerns, even if all four undergraduate student bodies were to oppose the decision.
Not enough is done for GS swipe access
General Studies students hope to gain swipe access to buildings they must currently be signed into.
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