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The day the honor code died?

We received this email today from the post office director.

Attention Campus Community,
Effective August 27th, 2008 all campus mailboxes located in the Alston Center will be closed and secured. Our campus Post Office is also utilized by the public and the personal information of our students and staff being kept in the boxes must be secured 24 hours a day. The combination to your box is on the inside part of the mailbox door along with the instructions on how to open it. Please write your combination down. If you have a mailbox that is not working properly please inform me and I will assign you a new one and have the old one repaired. If you have any questions please call or come by the Post Office and I will be happy to answer them. Welcome back and have another great year here at Agnes Scott College.


So is today the day the honor code died? Or is that later this year? I mean, the class of 2012 is coming in this year.

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ewok_626
Aug. 19th, 2008 07:51 pm (UTC)
So if all of the mailboxes right now are open, can you go steal other people's combos and periodically steal their mail throughout the year? ;)
sushimustwrite
Aug. 19th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
Actually, you could, but we have an honor code here, and assuming everyone follows it, we won't do things like stealing combos. And since we all signed it when we came here (there's even a huge ceremony for it--it's a pretty big deal), getting caught at that would end very badly, and not just for the obvious reasons.

And when I read your comment, I thought you were talking about the food Combos instead of combinations. And why doesn't Firefox spellcheck recognize combinations as a word?
ficwize
Aug. 19th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
I wonder if that is related to some sort of federal regulation?

*is sad to see the Honor System decline*

I sat on the Honor Court and the system wasn't perfect, but it worked.
sushimustwrite
Aug. 19th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure, but I'm asking and starting one of those obnoxious protests. You know, being that kid who forgets her combination every day. I hear that at least one petition is getting started to change this, though.
ficwize
Aug. 19th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
I guess I could understand it if it was a federal regulation that they had to abide by, or if there ahd been a rash of thefts or something, but just changing it for the sake of change seems stupid to me.

good luck!

poisonedwriter
Aug. 19th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
My question:

If we open our box back up after they close it, will they go by and close them again?

I think the post office is going to have a hard time of girls asking them to open the boxes from the inside for the first month. I don't think this change will last very long.
sushimustwrite
Aug. 19th, 2008 08:55 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking the same thing. What else are we supposed to do when we're not in class and on the Internet, study? :P

As for your question, I don't know. If your box gets closed somehow, I recommend leaving it open after checking your mail. If enough people do it, maybe they'll also get tired of closing all those mailboxes.
satellitewish
Aug. 19th, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)
Were the boxes not public before?
moonglade_swan
Aug. 20th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
That's kind of sad. I wonder why they're changing it now.

And now that I think about it, I can't even remember if I left mine open when I was there. I guess I've just gotten used to having to actually open my mailbox at Tech. I probably did leave it open though. I've always hated memorizing lock combinations.

I still miss Agnes. I'm sick and tired of TN Tech. :(
ficwize
Aug. 20th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
I really hate to be this person, but I just heard that Dr. Lynn left campus suddenly. there's no other information available, and I always liked him. Can you tell me what happened? Is he sick?
sushimustwrite
Aug. 21st, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
I've heard almost all the rumors, but he is longer there. He was having health problems toward the end of spring semester and is now deaf in one ear; I don't know if health is why he left, but a history major has revealed that an email from the department said that he did leave and didn't get fired. Whether this is true or trying to get people to shut up, I don't know. I hope it's the former.

(And I'm sad too--he went to France with us!)
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