Bwog has been operating under the commonly-held assumption that Core Professors have to petition with the Core office to give you anything under a B-. This, to us and scores of friends, was common knowledge. Um, guess we have to get on our shit.

From: Sarah Camiscoli
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 10:11 AM
To: Roosevelt Montas
Subject: Question about core grading

To Dean Montas,

My name is Sarah Camiscoli, I am a second year in the college, and I write for a publication on campus that is interested in investigating a question many of readers have presented to the writers about the core – Do professors of core classes really have to petition to give a student lower than a B-?

If you could write me back with a response to this question and any background information on how this question may have arisen (or if in fact this is true), it would be really helpful for us and for our readers.  If you would like to meet in person at some point this week to talk about it, I could do that as well.

I look forward to hearing back from you soon.



From: Roosevelt Montas
Date: Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 4:24 PM
Subject: RE: Question about core grading
To: Sarah Camiscoli

Dear Sarah—

I have never heard of what you suggest.  As in other courses, Professors in the Core can assign any grade to any student.  No petition is ever necessary to assign a grade.


Roosevelt Montas