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Discussion: UD alums

in: Tom O; Tom O > 2018-03-24

Mar 24, 2018 9:58 PM # 
JanetT:
I'm also a graduate* if you need more support; could write (or sign) a letter.

*and donate annually
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Mar 24, 2018 11:30 PM # 
Tom O:
Thanks Janet - didn't realize you were a Blue Hen. I'll keep it in mind. There are other UD grads in the club too - Ron & Phylis Wood and Kathy Moss come to mind.
Mar 25, 2018 12:17 AM # 
Sandy:
That would be great if you can get us in to UDel. Lehigh was not willing to let us in for a Wednesday evening sprint event this summer. I don't know if more extensive in person negotiations would have had a different outcome but they pretty much shut us down from the email inquiry.
Mar 25, 2018 1:23 AM # 
Tom O:
Seems strange that Lehigh would not let us use the campus during the summer given that they have allowed us in there before during break.
Mar 26, 2018 1:12 PM # 
j-man:
Yeah, that's too bad about Lehigh. I'd be curious what the ostensible and implicit concerns are.
Mar 26, 2018 1:56 PM # 
Sandy:
One concern is that they have minors on campus during the summer and so they are wary of letting random strangers have "approved" access. (Faculty at most institutions are now required to get background checks if there are any minors in their classes and all sorts of other conditions.) A second concern was that they did not want to let us use restroom facilities in any of the buildings (again citing concerns about minors) but did not want us on campus without having access to such facilities - kind of a catch-22.

I think that if someone went and talked with someone in person, some of this stuff could be negotiated and solutions found. But it was clear that the email communication wasn't going anywhere. I will try again some time in the future when I have time to go meet with someone and talk through the issues.

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