Recently, day students were given the good news that they could now park their cars behind the Koch Center. Now however, if day students fail to park in the designated area, they are given a letter of reprimand. There was very little communication about why this change was made, and, in fact, in the online handbook it still says that the punishment for this minor offense is only accountability points.
More troubling, though, is the fact that a letter of reprimand was the only punishment given in a few cases of alleged disrespect for others and harassment. What message does it send to the community, especially girls and day students, when the punishment for these alleged actions and parking a car in the wrong place are the same? If there is a reason, the community has a right to know, especially when we speak of trying to be an inclusive community and emphasize our respect for others.