A week after creating a YouTube video she admitted was “disastrous,” Dean of Students Lori Berquam resorted to her usual mass e-mail to warn students of the dangers associated with the Mifflin Street Block Party.
While the medium is different, her message is the same: Students should not go to Mifflin, and those who do should be aware of the risks and listen to police.
“My video debut wasn’t elegant, but I want you to know that I’ve spent the past week listening to your feedback about the event and how [to] approach it this year, and in the future,” Berquam wrote in Wednesday’s e-mail.
She also reaffirmed that students should be culturally sensitive, especially in regard to Cinco de Mayo, which falls on the same date as the block party.
“Mixing Mifflin with ethnic stereotypes related to Cinco de Mayo isn’t funny, and is actually offensive to many members of our campus community,” she said.