Volume 92, Issue 31

Thursday, October 29, 1998

behind closed doors


Reaching a mutual agreement

Re: You can't stop the good times, Oct. 22

To the Editor:

In response to the letter written by Bevan Earhart last Thursday, I feel the need to clear up some misconceptions. On Thursday, Oct. 15, Dr. Peter Mercer did attend a Saugeen-Maitland Hall Residents' Council Meeting. However, he did not come to discuss cancelling all of our pubs, but yet to discuss the liability and the safety issues surrounding a pub crawl. Threats were made to disband our council, this much is true, but this was following a heated debate about ways to get around the university's liability concerns.

Bevan, I thank you for your concern regarding the changes that have been made to this building over the past few years, they have concerned me as well. That is why I have accepted the responsibilities of this position and am fighting to keep as much of the ZOO that we hold so dear, alive and well.

Currently, the residents' council has been working along with housing and the university administration to mutually resolve many concerns of Saugeen-Maitland Hall residents, including the use of the word ZOO in reference to the building, censorship of our publications and financing difficulties. We continue to work with the administration and are hoping for a positive resolution to our disagreements.

Jason Squires


Saugeen-Maitland Hall Residents' Council

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