[Lifted up to the top today for the update at the bottom]
So: the administration has responded to the Telebears "scandal" (see comments for full email).
Key quote: "Modifications will be made, beginning with the Spring 2009 iteration of Tele-BEARS, so that the appointments are assigned in a more randomized fashion."
First: Congrats Patrick, you've single-handedly taken down a system that has existed since 2003 within 24-hours of you wielding your sword.
Second: What does everyone think now?
UPDATE: the school's student paper has picked up the story. More specifics on what happened, as well as the school's [lack of] reaction, can be found here.