After professor Mary Johnson’s Public Policy students found themselves stuck on a short answer question where they had to list the five rights guaranteed under the First Amendment, many of her students found the answer spelt out over Newhouse III.
Brendan Margolies a sophomore Public Policy major was sitting at his desk in Crouse Hinds Hall when he made the discovery. “I was completely drawing a blank but when I looked out the window I remembered Newhouse has the First Amendment written all over the damn thing.”
Upon learning that her students used Newhouse III as a “cheat sheet,” professor Mary Johnson was appalled. Although, she did admit that she let her students keep their points to the question. “They can take a higher grade while I can look like a better professor at the same time, so it’s a win-win.”
Johnson also said she would support seeing more buildings on campus follow Newhouse’s lead. “Not only can we have education materials within the buildings but, on the externals of the buildings as well.”
Ron Flendon, a senior Engineering major, also noticed the potential of printing academic materials on buildings around campus. “When I take a calculus exam I would like to be able to look out the window and see some calculus formulas there for me.”
As opposed to having the engineering building decorated with engineering materials Flendon proposed a different solution. “It wouldn’t make sense for the equations to be on the building that I am sitting in,” said Flendon. “When I look out the window I want to see them on the Schaffer Art building, that’s where my desk is pointed to.”
Recent interest in this program has struck the curiosity of Chancellor Nancy Cantor. “I think it’s great that the students want to decorate buildings on campus with academic materials but, I don’t understand why they wouldn’t want to have it on their own specific departments.”
Chancellor Cantor is currently looking over a large range of requests by students. Among them are posting the Periodic Table of Elements across from the Life Sciences building on Slocum Hall and oddly specific requests like listing the landmark Supreme Court Cases post-1865 outside Eggers Hall before Sarah Mooney’s midterm exam on March 28.
Nancy Cantor also showed interest to participate in the program. “I’ve noticed how popular this trend is becoming among SU students so, I’ve been thinking about getting in on the fun too!”
Several reports confirm that plans are being made to print several Theories of Educational Management outside the chancellor’s home office.