Meanwhile, at ResLife
While working on her column about how awful floor funds are, Voice features editor Kate Mays got this email from Patrick Killilee, the Associate Director of ResLife (emphasis mine):
Students are asked to contribute to residence hall and apartment programming efforts through floor funds. This is a voluntary program. These funds are used by RAs, Community Councils and Neighborhood Councils to sponsor events for resident students. Last year there were over 1,800 programs in the residence halls and apartments, with over 13,000 students attending these events.
Hopefully you’ve managed to avoid paying so far and can use this post to keep your money. Not that you should throw away a chance to legally bribe your RA without thinking about it.