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Invisible Hands

By Alison B. Reed, Contributing Writer

When the single-gender policy came out last semester, the dining halls buzzed with robust debate. The topic loomed so large that it even spawned imaginary scenarios about the policy’s few visible craftsmen. Friends assigned motivations to administrators and speculations of political maneuvering ran rampant, and I began to feel that we were living under the dystopic rule of villains like those in “House of Cards.” As a large, bureaucratic, faceless entity, the administration is easy to demonize. But what happens when we assume best intentions? In the coming weeks, this column will use personal portraits to introduce some of the not-so-visible administrators who work to form our community.

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