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DSG to vote on basketball policy

Legislators will vote on the undergraduate basketball game admissions policy and amendments to the Inter-Community Council By-laws this evening at a Duke Student Government legislative session.

Head Line monitor Jeremy Morgan has proposed two major changes to the basketball policy��stricter monitoring of walk-up games and early Maryland game registration for tenters also registered for the North Carolina game.

For walk-up games, monitors will observe the line until a "significant" number of people have gathered, when they will begin registering students. Groups of up to 12 can register, and one-fourth of the group's members must always be present for random checks by line monitors. Three hours before the game, new students must form a secondary walk-up line, which line monitors will not watch as closely.

With the Carolina and Maryland games only two weeks apart, tenters for the Carolina game will be able to transfer their place in line to the Maryland game.

Veteran tenters had mostly positive responses to Morgan's proposed policy.

"I think it's good to reward people who've been living in a tent for a few weeks," senior Jennifer May said.

Sophomore Merrill Roller said he thought having the tenting seasons close together would maintain enthusiasm in Krzyzewskiville. "It'll help this year because if you want a good spot for Maryland, you'll have to get a good spot for UNC," Roller said.

Senior Andrew Cossar supported giving preference to the "hard-core" tenters, but he raised one concern.

"The only problem... is that if you don't arrive at school early enough, you can't get set up for the first tenting season, and with this policy you lose out on the next one," Cossar said.

On the Inter-Community Council By-laws, Thaniyyah Ahmad, DSG vice-president of community interaction, said she was still finalizing amendments introduced at a meeting last Wednesday.

"I have until midnight to make some more changes to the by-laws, and so I'm kind of going back and forth about a couple of things," Ahmad said.

One amendment proposed removing the chair of the Undergraduate Publications Board, The Chronicle editor and the DSG president from the ICC, but Ahmad changed the amendment this week to keep The Chronicle's editor on the board.

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