Meeting Over Housing
The problem began as an internal housing issue concerning financial matters. Despite the fact that the issue was internally solved at a house meeting, ill-feelings between the house mates resulted in the researcher moving out. In the meantime the SSH-W had invited the student to a meeting. Due to lapses in communication, however, that meeting never occurred, and the student felt that he was being subjected to investigation, despite the fact that the SSH-W and the Dean's office consider it normal procedure to meet individually with all parties when difficulties between housemates are reported.
Things progressed to the point where the foreign student sent a letter of complaint to the Advisory Commission at the SSH-W, highlighting his frustrations with how the SSH-W had handled his case. Not all members of the commission saw the letter, but the chairperson, having realized that no meeting between the student and the SSH-W had been held, returned matters to the SSH-W and Dean's office to sort out. At the top level meeting last week, the SSH-W admitted that procedural errors had been made, and it was decided that the matter would be reexamined in full.