You’re Odysseus and you’ve been sailing nearly 10 years around the Mediterranean. You’ve lost all of your friends, you’ve slept around a bit, you’re weary, and you just want to take a break. Finally, you spot land! You spot home! But wait—you’ve got to deal with those cocky suitors before everything goes back to normal?! Eurymachus and Antinous are your finals, and extra study space in Butler is your enormous bow…or we think that’s what the sign at the Circulation Desk in Butler meant:
Beginning at 11 pm on April 21st, select graduate reading rooms* on the 5th and 6th floors will be open 23 hours a day, making approximately 150 additional seats available for late night quiet study. Each room will be closed from 5am-6am for daily maintenance.
The asterisk notes that rooms 601, 602, 603, and 604 are excluded from this (they’re all of the north-facing reading rooms). In addition, Lehman library will be open until 4 am until the end of finals.
In addition, CCSC, ESC, and GSSC presidents sent a letter to the University Senate Libraries Committee that deplores how Watson sits “half-used” and calls for the continuing of the study space conversation on the Senate level.
Kick some butt, take care of yourself, and tip dark nights of the soul. We all know how the Odyssey ends, unless you’re in SEAS.
Badass mermen whom we don’t think Odysseus slept with via Wikimedia Commons