Administration Cancels Townhouse Day 2015

TAYLOR LONGENBERGER, News Editor

An email addressed to townhouse residents was sent from Dean of Students Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo Monday morning, informing students of Townhouse Day’s cancellation.

“Pace staff and administration is unable to support events and activities that might compromise student safety and violate our policies; thus, I am writing to inform you that Pace University can no longer support Town House Day,” Moscaritolo’s email said.

Based on the exhibition of student behavior in previous years, the Dean of Students, the Director and Assistant Director of Residential Life, the Pace Pleasantville head of Security, and the Residence Director of the townhouses have determined the event “to be a risk and safety concern for each student.”

As Townhouse Day was originally started as an event to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of spring, Townhouse Hall Council held a preliminary meeting to discuss the plans for a new tradition located at a different area on campus in order to celebrate the spring.

Students joined the Dean of Students and the Townhouse Hall Council at the Residence Hall Association (RHA) on Tuesday to express comments and concerns regarding the cancellation. Any further information that is presented or uncovered regarding the Townhouse Day cancellation will be released to students in the near future.