have formalized opt-out email lists
As students, we are various email lists. But what if there were a centralized location to opt-in and opt-out of various lists. Just like you subscribe and unsubscribe to online newsletters, all of Middlebury's listings from various student organizations (weekly Mountain Club emails or Lindy Hop meets) to administrative emails (health and wellness reminders or Cafecito Hour emails) to lecture lists (Rohatyn Center lectures or Faculty Lecture Series reminders). Of course, some emails such as emergency notifications, classes, etc. would not be able to be opt-out.
This will help our community deal with the email influx while giving us control over what comes into our inbox.
Kinda like at Williams: http://wso.williams.edu/mailman/listinfo
Adminrkellett (Admin, MiddBlog) commented
So maybe we should opt for a single email a day from various "regions" of the school... one comprehensive Student-Org/SGA/Announcement email, one comprehensive Rohatyn Center/Lecture Email , one health center/health&wellness email, etc.?
While too many duplicate messages each day is a pain, there is value in getting the random Cafecito Hour or all-student announcement. One of my favorite past times at Middlebury is attending random lectures and hearing about a brand new discipline. I agree that smaller groups should be created easily (like the crew of an MCMP production), but Williams' list database is ungainly and uninviting.