Jan

27

What’s Happened to Study Day, and to ESC

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Credit where it’s due: ever since Bwog noted the strange existence of next winter’s Study Day, the student councils have been working to make the best of a bad calendaring situation (the academic calendar that spawned study day was set into place back in the 90s). And now according to CC 2010 VP Sue Yang, a solution could be but a month away. 

Last night, ESC joined CCSC in passing a resolution (authored by multiple representatives, including Yang and ESC President Peter Valeiras) that offered two possible solutions: either canceling classes on the Monday before exams, or holding exams on the Sunday of exam period in order to start them on Thursday rather than Wednesday. The resolution has been sent to the school deans, and will be presented to the Committee on Instruction on February 4th. By mid-February, “a solution will hopefully be confirmed and implemented.”

As for other ESC business, last night’s meeting saw the ’09 class council announce that graduating seniors in ABET-accredited majors can join the “Order of the Engineer” (Bwog wants the regalia to include water buffalo hats). Also, ESC Student Services Representative Emma Lebwohl is currently working with the management of Dodge Fitness Center to move the signup for cardio training machines online.

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12 Comments

  1. problem...  

    this still doesn't deal with the problem that exams end on the 23rd, which means students are flying home on the 24th the day before christmas and that international students especially might not get home in time for christmas

  2. wait  

    is it me or is the spectator website down?

  3. ESC and CCSC

    are working on the issue of people flying out late. just the study days side of the issue is being reported on

  4. wtf  

    "order of the engineer"? so this is like freemasonry?

  5. wwtf

    Online signup would suck. Just making it harder to grab a machine for a quick run when you see it free. Likely to also cause hoarding unless signup is only a few hrs in advance in which case what's the pt?

  6. Genius  

    I'm in love with Emma Lebwohl.
    And I don't even know her.

  7. guess what!!  

    i don't know what cardio has to do with engineering, but i think the idea is fabulous! so there!

  8. does  

    anybody else find it the least bit sad that this study day situation has inspired probably more unity and action in the student body and council than any other recent issue or activity? For those all excited about this story, the words get a life come to mind.

    • well

      1) this shouldnt be a surprise. The Student Councils also swung into collective action following Bakergate back in 2005 a.k.a. That Time Diane Murphy Thought Students Would Still Come To Football Games Without Beer.

      2) Having exams on Sundays is not necessarily a great idea. You're not adding study days, you're just moving them. Instead of a 1 day break between classes and exams and a 2 day break in the middle of exams, its a 2 day break before exams and a 1 day break in the middle of them.

      Just thought I'd point that out.

  9. Solution?  

    I don't understand why we can't just start classes September 1st. That would solve all study day and getting home before Christmas related issues.

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