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“When I was a freshman doing Fall Clean-Up, one of the captains told me about someone who had a pet rabbit or something, and then just kept all of its waste in a drawer."
When Caitlin E. Carey ’12 returned to her Lowell House room last Monday, in the midst of celebrating Senior Week and preparing to graduate this Thursday, she found that most of her possessions had disappeared.
You may have noticed that when Dorm Crew workers clean a bathroom, they leave behind a post-it note inviting feedback in the form of questions, complaints, or compliments. Nineteen years ago today, on Feb. 9, 1993, a certain Lowell House blocking group sent a compliment in to Dorm Crew. If you look closely at the seventh name on the letter, you'll see that it was signed by one "Matthew Damon," aka notable celebrity dropout Matt P. Damon (formerly '92). Even before the days of email, students still managed to express their opinions, often in the form of letters, some of which can be found in Dorm Crew's records.
We followed Dorm Crew around Straus Hall as they cleaned rooms and prepared them for the summer.
If you're looking for an easy way to make a few extra bucks before the end of the semester, you may be in luck. Although finals are quickly approaching, with them come storage hours—and some coveted jobs monitoring students as they rush to pack their belongings away on time.
Dorm crew workers—toting buckets, mops, and brooms—are charged with the arduous task of cleaning every single room on campus in just a few short weeks. So how exactly does this happen? On Friday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., we documented the start-to-finish cleaning of Holworthy 16. Watch this time-lapse video to see how it happened.