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November 17, 2011

Translating the Secret Code of Course Listings

Everyone who’s registered for classes at Wash U knows one thing: the WebSTAC course listing tells you absolutely nothing about the course you are about to take. Or does it? Could there actually be a secret language, giving you insider-information on the courses, simply waiting to be decoded? MORE »

Article by apost
September 9, 2011

New Online Blackboard: Worse Than Chalk

Coming back to Cornell every August and signing into your Blackboard account used to be a simple task. But, this year, for some reason unbeknown to the student body, blackboard has changed. GASP! I logged in and there was a warning. IN CASE YOU’RE TOO STUPID TO HAVE NOTICED THE MAJOR CHANGES, WARNING THERE ARE... MORE »

Article by Leah Folta
September 4, 2011

“Discussion” sections renamed “please, anybody say anything” sections

“For the love of God, someone try to answer this question,” goes the typical banter between 20 resiliently silent students and their desperate TA in the section I sat in on one warm Friday afternoon. “Say one. Word. Free associate. A single word that relates, in some way, to the assignment. You don’t even have... MORE »

Article by Rud
August 29, 2011

Syracuse Adds New Majors; ‘Greekonomics,’ ‘Talking to Old People’ Programs Growing Rapidly

It was announced by University officials on Friday that Syracuse would be adding four new majors and a minor to their curriculum. The new majors are “Greekonomics, Waiting For the Bus to South, Talking to Old People and one major simply called “Snow.” The minor is a concentration within the Talking to Old People major... MORE »

Article by Piliour
August 29, 2011

The Schedule: Why Lacking Class is a Good Thing

It’s the beginning of the year, time to decide which classes you’ll keep, which ones you’ll drop, and, most importantly, which ones take attendance. If you’ve scheduled your classes correctly, then none of them will take attendance and, even better, the professors won’t believe in grades. But if you aren’t sure about your schedule, here’s... MORE »

Article by Lia Woodward
August 29, 2011

Professors confuse “Class Book List” with “classy-books-I’ve-read-over-the-years-list”, mistake too expensive to laugh about

Many students this semester were more than a little perplexed at the release of the Fall Book List, detailing the required, non-refundable texts that needed purchasing. This week professors finally came forward to admit that these particular lists were something of an accident. “I honestly don’t know how this came to be,” laments Professor Benjamin... MORE »

Article by Piliour
August 27, 2011

Students Already Plan to Skip Class Because of Hurricane Irene

Students across the country have already begun emailing professors excuses for not attending classes this week, citing the effects of Hurricane Irene. “How can I go to class at a time like this?” asked University of Texas sophomore Gary Willard. “It’s raining on the east coast, grocery stores are out of Funions. It’s madness!” Students... MORE »

Article by apost
June 10, 2011

Cornell Holds 80th Class Reunion

It truly was an incredible event. At the Cornell Club on June 9th the University held a reunion for the 1931 Graduating Class called the “Spirit of ’31.” Two alumna were honored at the event. Laible Tallmadge and Rosemary Hunt Todd of the class of 1931. Although 28 others are still alive they were unable... MORE »

Article by Kevin Slack
March 23, 2011

Newhouse Renames Courses Again Using Klingon, Heiroglyphs, Random Nouns

In an effort to pretend that Newhouse is keeping up with the rapidly changing media landscape, the former communications school giant announced the third overhaul of its curriculum in the past three years. The changes, announced in a press conference held Tuesday, were described by spokesman Ron Harris as “really we’re just giving all our... MORE »