Working till 4:30am in the sound lab in MacKinnon was an experience, not to mention a new record to say the least. It was fun playing with all those microphones, get tangled in a mess of cables and wires, and feeling the pressure of getting that recording just right. Reminded me of both Mac Media and the days working for PTS.
School madness, and life chaos continues, stay tuned to find out if Timbo will survive, if you’d care to.
In other news, anyone else who reads Harry Potter or watch the movies fell out of their chairs this morning when JK Rowling said Dumbledore is Gay?
Each year the Globe and Mail publishes a survey and assessment of Canadian universities from the student perspective. It’s called the University Report Card and the 2007 edition was issued today.
I have to admit, I was never really into the whole ranking thing. Academic wise Guelph scored pretty high in almost everything including teaching quality, subject knowledge, conducting leading-edge research, reputation for undergraduate studies and availability outside of the classroom. But what excited me was the following:
Despite many outcries, heated debate, and the general discontent of the student body, the Senate still went ahead and put the first day of class on the Thursday of the new o-week as mentioned previously.
The proposal passed 53-49, and well, let’s see what happens to good o’l Guelph when no one wants to volunteer for O-week, when traffic jams up like crazy on the weekend before O-week, and just about everyone look dreaded, tired, and disgusted on that particular Thursday in September of 2008.
I still can’t believe that my very own university in which I trusted would go ahead and ignore the outcries of the student body. Nevertheless, I thank the student Senates that worked very hard in coming up with defenses and arguments for the safeguard of the current schedule, too bad it was in vain.
The University of Guelph board of undergraduate studies are sure causing quite a stir on campus with their recent proposal to start classes two days early. The proposed schedule would have school start on the Thursday of the Orientation week, and leaving two “reading days” for student at the end of the fall semester to study before the commencement of exams on the following Monday. This change has been proposed to address the lost classes on Thanksgiving Monday (currently 3000 students are registered in Monday Night classes). Starting earlier would allow these classes to be made up on the final Thursday of the semester and also give Friday as an additional study day for all students.
Several pros has been mentioned about the proposed schedule — More time to study for finals, and the ability for upper year students to get some administrative chores that presents itself at the beginning of the semester out of the way — but that’s the extent of the pros. Read On…