Although the economic and environmental justifications of the ban are reasonable, the prevailing sentiment that the student body was cut out of the decision-making process, as well as the significantly late timing of the announcement, has upset many.
Still, it seems unlikely that the ban will be reversed. Luckily, Student Council has proposed a plan that would allow fridges through next year for current owners.
Instead of an abrupt change, this strategy phases out fridge use over the next school year. New students will be subject to a more stringent medical excuse evaluation in order to receive fridge-privileges.
The Scroll applauds SC for incorporating student input to its new plan, and hopes that this policy will be approved by the deans.