In October, PAW posted at PAW Online a detailed description of how an alternative selection process for the clubs might work. The proposal, based on the computerized match program used to place medical students in residency programs, was developed by the University’s eating club task force. We invited alumni to respond; following are some of the comments that were received online and by letter. Additional letters on this topic were published in the Sept. 22 issue.
If the selective club’s first list contains the club’s first choices, I do not see why the options do not include going to a second round to pick up those on its first list who listed the club as their second choice but were not selected by their first choice. In other words, I would think that a selective club would want to fill its section from its first list, regardless whether the club was the bickeree’s second, or third choice, before going to the alternate list.