January 9th, 2012 | University

Silliman pioneers new laundry system

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Photo by Madeline McMahon.

Silliman College has revamped its laundry system to include baskets in which students can place laundry from washing machines whose cycles have finished, Master Judith Krauss told students in an email.

Laundry on one side, personal ads on the other.
Madeline McMahon
Laundry on one side, personal ads on the other.

The program, conceived by the Yale College Council, includes numbered baskets and a white board on which students can write notes specifying which basket holds clothes from which dryer. For now, Silliman is the only residential college to implement the new program — it was chosen by the YCC to pilot the system, which is modeled after a laundry management system at Princeton, YCC President Brandon Levin ’13 said.

As it turns out, the white board has uses beyond mere utility: one Sillimander used it to post a personal ad, calling himself a “southern gentleman.”