INSEAD Has Ways Of Dealing With MBA Students Who Can't Keep Their Pants On

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From: Student Council - Social Reps
Subject: Campus Exchange - Update on Restrictions

Dear all,

As some of you are aware, the MBA office has decided to put in place certain restrictions on the campus exchange.

Since the beginning of this year, and particularly in January/February, some students have behaved in an unacceptable manner, usually involving irresponsible alcohol consumption, raucous behaviour and partial nudity on and off campus. This has coincided with executive programmes and careers events and has placed INSEAD in a negative light with many visitors. The Social Reps uphold the “Work Hard, Play Hard” ethic at INSEAD, after all we basically invented the notion, but we have to agree with the MBA office that some recent behaviour is beyond reasonable and may adversely affect us all.

The MBA office has proposed a 'freeze' on the campus exchange to Singapore next period because the worst behaviour is usually displayed by Fontainebleau students who see one period in Singapore as a “holiday”. Plans are currently underway to move the curriculum to the newly opened Abu Dhabi campus, where alcohol is not readily available. The hope is that this will limit the bad behaviour and allow the students to focus on their studies. Under these plans, the majority of Fontainebleau students who bid to go to Singapore in P3/P4/P5 will be automatically transferred to the Abu Dhabi campus.

Please do not make any changes to your campus selection at this point. The Social Reps & the Student Council recognises that Singapore is an important part of the INSEAD experience and hope to maintain the current campus exchange tradition. We continue to work with the MBA office to find an acceptable solution. In the meantime, please watch the amount you drink and try to keep your clothes on.

Your Social Rappers

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