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Number of fall bickerees down from last year



The number of fall bickerees across the four clubs that participate in fall Bicker — Cannon Dial Elm Club, Tower Club, Ivy Club and Cap & Gown Club — fell significantly from a total of125 last yearto 70 this year.

About 70 percent of bickerees were accepted to one of the four clubs this year, compared with 38 percent last year.

While the Interclub Council instituted thenew multi-club Bicker system in spring 2013, which allows students to bicker two clubs simultaneously in the spring, students are still only allowed to bicker one club in the fall.

As in the past, Tiger Inn and Cottage Club did not conduct fall Bicker.

Ivy saw its number of bickerees drop by over half, falling from 25 in 2013 to 11 in 2014, according to sources within the club. It was once again the most selective and least bickered club this fall, taking five out of its 11 bickerees. Ivy took five of 25 students in 2013 and eight out of 22 in 2012.

Acceptance rates at Tower increased from 47 percent in 2013 to 81 percent in 2014, according to sources within the club. While the number of bickerees dropped slightly, from 34 to 27, the number of students accepted rose from 16 to 22. The number of bickerees has remained stable after it rose to 66 in 2012.

Cap president Bo Peard ’15 said that 14 out of 21 students were accepted this year, translating to an acceptance rate of 66.7 percent. This acceptance rate is an increase from 2013, when Cap accepted nine of 34 bickerees.

Although Cap had a higher number of bickerees and a lower acceptance rate than Tower in the spring, the differences in this year’s fall Bicker were much less significant. Ninety-eight out of 213 students were accepted to Cap last semester, compared with 116 out of 151 accepted to Tower.

Cannon,which was the least selective last year, was more selective than both Cap and Tower this year, with nine out of 17 bickerees accepted for a rate of 53 percent.

Correction: Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Cannon was less selective than Cap and Tower during fall bicker this year. In fact, it was more selective. The 'Prince' regrets the error.

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