All photographs hung in the photo hallway had been taken down. Some lay in piles, some stuffed in the trash. We recovered a few and printed some more. Digging through the garbage, we found old exposed photo paper and printed digital images onto ruined contact sheets from the color dark room. 30 minutes prior to the building closing we hung our art work all throughout the photo hallway to initiate a student exhibition. There were no signs saying “where’s john”, just our art work. This morning the building was opened at 5:30 by the house cleaner, she came back at 7:30 and found all our photos torn and wrapped in masking tap in the trash.
The administration would be much happier if we were more complacent, less experimental sorts who knew when to submit to their unquestioned higher authority
I love Simon’s Rock. Truly. I do.
I love the people. The classes. The professors. The opportunity it provides.
I am, however, sick and tired of the policies and administration at this school that only serve to make students’ life difficult. Many of the policies I refer to exist at essentially no other college as they do not make sense and, yet, they are defended anyways. And the administration? They claim they want to help; but then around and make decisions that cover their asses and make their lives easier, instead of taking the student into consideration.
And that is making me want to leave.
When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion
—Dining Hall Fortune Cookie
50-60 people in attendance
Decided to keep stack-Stephanie and Ariel facilitating & keeping stack
-Overview of the conversation with Anne
Carrie: when I talked to John, he wasn’t saying the reasons for being fired—he’s allowed to but didn’t want to say. He’s still in Great Barrington.
Zoe: In all this we should, first and foremost, be respectful of John’s wishes—if he doesn’t want to talk about it then we shouldn’t push it; we can express our discontent with the administration regardless.
Lucy: Based on me talking to him, he didn’t want to disclose it because he wanted to have the option of getting his job back-we should be careful as well not to speak for him
Isaac: As students we can have a voice on what happens and what doesn’t, but the last thing I’d want is for our actions to have a negative impact on his life. We should think about what the immediate difference is for us in terms of him not being here.
Edan: For those that did the petition regarding academic/social probation, I collected those and I’ll hold on to them until we decide what we want to do with them.
Lucy Z: As a 2nd semester senior, i’ve gotten pretty consistently fucked by the photo department this year, there’s no sense of history to the department at this point, i don’t know anybody, i feel like it’s irresponsible of the administration to leave the dept. with a teacher who’s had 1 job teaching at a college level before this; I want to know how Anne expects me to thesis in an environment that’s constantly crumbling.
Display your art, your politics, your soul—for any, for all.
What is this school without Dialogue?
What is this school without Integrity?
What is this school without Sincerity?
What is this school without Camaraderie?
It’s an internet takeover!
All these accounts—gmail, tumblr, twitter, yahoo, and youtube—are for any and all current or former simon’s rock students. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org from an src e-mail to gain access!