Update: Community Council member Barrett Smith ’13, issued the following quote to MiddBlog in a phone interview tonight:
“Going forward, I believe the most important thing for the community will be for [the houses of] Palmer and Prescott to be social houses. These spaces were meant to be social houses and should serve that purpose. New student organizations can be created to fill these roles and I hope to work with the council to outline what the process of forming new social houses. It takes a lot of work, but I hope that student leaders on this campus will step up to the challenge.”
Middlebury’s Community Council voted earlier this evening to disband Delta, the social house often referred to as ADP, in a 13-4-1 vote. Last Tuesday the council held an open meeting to discuss the house’s future but tabled the vote until today when they reconvened in an executive session. Discussions over the fate of the social house lasted over an hour and other possibilities were considered, although ultimately discarded. The ruling will now go to President Liebowitz for approval, though he is unlikely to overturn the council’s decision.
The rest of MiddBlog’s coverage on the Delta case can be seen here. Keep following MiddBlog for updates as they come.