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  1. Disallow incoming freshmen (Fall 2020) living on-campus to purchase parking permits

    This year, Mines is waiving the requirement for freshmen to live on-campus. Therefore, it's understandable to allow freshmen who choose to live off-campus to have parking permits.

    However, as confirmed with an email I've attached below, freshmen living on-campus will be allowed to purchase parking permits. As everyone knows, the parking situation at Mines is than optimal. The number of commuters, freshmen and returning students, will certainly increase this upcoming school year (especially with reduced dorm capacity). Sufficient parking space is an absolute necessity.

    Allowing on-campus freshmen to occupy parking spaces indefinitely throughout the school year defeats the purpose of…

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  2. Please don’t shut down Blaster’s Brew and Marlene!

    If you’ve ever walked through Brown building you’ve probably seen Marlene serving up some delicious coffee and taking care of her students at Blaster’s Brew. As of this week they will be shutting down Blaster’s Brew for the foreseeable future! Please don’t! Getting coffee from Marlene in Brown building is consistently the highlight of my and many students’ days. While we understand demand has decreased, Brown building is still one of the most used buildings on campus for senior design, homework study areas, and classes. Please consider keeping it open, Marlene and Blaster’s Brew together are a staple of the…

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  4. Give commuters another lot on campus until covid testing is done!

    Currently the covid testing is taking up all of A lot and some of F lot. Given commuters already have limited places to park, we should be given access to another lot on campus. I lot by CTLM never has more than 10 cars in it and would be helpful for commuter students in finding parking.

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  5. Rec Center Reservation Process Needs to Go

    The new rec center reservation process is inconvenient, unnecessary, and ridiculous. The only way to get in is to reserve one of the handful of spots almost a day in advance. The rec center is the only way I usually get any exercise and I haven't been able to get a spot for the last week. Ironically, a system that was designed to help student health is not becoming detrimental to it. Please don't keep this up next semester without lowering rec center fees because no one can use it like this.

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  6. Fall 2020 Pass/No Pass option

    http://chng.it/255GsKgzDD

    In light of the transition to a new and unfamiliar course delivery method for a normally in-person university, there should be a pass/no pass option for students and their classes.

    Online classes present a challenge to STEM students because of the need for hands-on learning which has been sparse even in "hybrid" style classes. It has been evident that students struggle to uphold the same level of comprehension, and professors find it difficult to provide the same level of teaching in this enviornment.

    Giving students this option will allow for more peace of mind when dealing with unforeseen circumstances…

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  7. Equality, Not Equity

    I am seeing a new push by Mines towards "equity" instead of "equality." This is not only immoral, racist, and unjust, it is illegal under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution which states in part, "No State shall... ...deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."

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  8. Undergraduates Not Allowed Take-Home Exams

    We have all probably been told by our Professors that they are not allowed to administers take-home exams to undergraduate students. The complete wording is as follows: "Final exams for undergrads should not be take-homes where they have a week to take it. Instructors should stick to their allotted 2 hours and should administer during or close to their scheduled times. We don’t want students to have multiple take homes where faculty expect them to spend 10+ hours on each." Never have I had an exam that has taken me 10+ hours, if anything these take homes take 1 hour…

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  9. Online Tuition Unchanged

    Summer I classes are going to be online, and the school is not lowering the tuition. This seems unreasonable since we are not getting the same instruction and experiences that the Mines tuition usually covers. Remote learning is nowhere near as beneficial as in-person instruction. While Mines is doing the right thing by still offering classes online given the situation, they should do so fairly.
    The school should lower tuition for the online courses to more accurately cover the education we will be receiving.

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  10. The gym is too small (new dorm, covid-19, mental health)

    The Mines gym is not large enough to accommodate peak hours. After many students are done with classes around 3 pm the gym is packed until around 7 pm. Although there are some times when there are very few people there, most Orediggers have to workout during this extremely busy time span in the afternoon. Previous solutions have been to try to have as high a density of equipment as possible to cram as many students in the gym as possible, but during peak hours nearly all of the free weights are in use. The current situation with Covid-19 does…

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  11. Elements is overpriced

    Why is Elements so insanely expensive? The prices for Elements have been high for at least the past few semesters (since I've been noticing). From what I have noticed many items are priced 20-30% higher than gas stations. Even the drinks in the Book Store are cheaper than Elements. Not sure who sets these prices but they have forced me to look elsewhere. I feel like they get away with this because most students just swipe their card and don't even pay attention to price (whats a 4$ monster when you're $80,000 in debt?). I think Mines should run this…

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  12. Do we (or any other school) really need homecoming royalty?

    I realize this is meant to be a good-natured diversion, but this sanctioned popularity contest is an antiquated tradition rooted in classism and gender-binarism. Isn't it time to end the monarchy?

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  13. Pre recorded video lectures

    While I appreciate the thought of offering flexibility to students by having lectures pre recorded, some classes are using the fact that lectures are available to not cover all the pertinent material during class meetings. This means that students have to take time out of their schedules to watch a lecture series as well as attend classes since the professors often discuss worksheets, homework, or other valuable material during class times. For students trying to juggle clubs, jobs, homework, commutes, or other activities during an already trying semester the fact that some classes have material during class and lectures to…

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  14. Campus should not be open at such high capacity in August.

    As of writing this, on June 23rd, Colorado's daily COVID cases are in the same place they were in April. They're the highest they've been excluding the three peak weeks in May. Denver, Littleton, and JeffCo public schools all have plans in place to start remote, or start late. As time goes on, we'll likely see more schools switch.
    Administration admitted that they do not have a metric for determining when the re-opening of campus to a majority of students is unsafe. Maybe it's time they come up with one.

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  15. "Meaningful Expansion" Unjustly Taking Precedence over Mental Health, Parking, Housing, & Classroom Sizes

    We believe PCJ and the Mines Administration's goal of "meaningful expansion" is being inappropriately prioritized above more pressing issues such as: mental health, classroom sizes, parking, and housing availability.

    We acknowledge the attempts at addressing these issues currently underway, but our point is that not enough effort nor focus is being dedicated. Instead of focusing on expanding the campus, PCJ and the Mines Administration must resolve these issues first. It is our right as students and human beings. See full essay (attached) for specific viewpoints and arguments.

    If you have connected with any or all of these points, join us…

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  16. Rumors re: graduation schedule for next semester

    It is rumored that the graduation schedule will be changed next semester so some students would graduate on Thursday night, others on Friday, and all inside. We would be divided by majors. We started together, we should end together. Dividing for the sake of convenience for the school greatly takes away from the meaning of the day for us. Graduation is an incredibly important day that we have all worked towards TOGETHER, we should all be together in the end.

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  18. MAC should choose artists that don't harass women

    When B.o.B. brought female students on stage and was grinding on them, I felt that it was extremely inappropriate. I feel that at the very least, MAC could choose artists capable of being respectful to the students of the school. I think that it is important to raise awareness of the issue of sexual harassment and for MAC to make choices that don't contribute to a culture that is accepting of such behavior.

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  19. Mines Registrar Ineffectively Communicates

    Mines Registrar has made several major mistakes in their communications with me including telling me I had passed a class I had actually failed and failing to inform me that a summer course I was taking elsewhere would not satisfy Mines requirements. I have heard from other students that the registrar has made similar mistakes in their communications with them regarding passing/ failing classes, study abroad credit, and transfer credit. Such miscommunications can lead to significant wasted time and effort by students and much frustration. It is unacceptable that this is a recurring problem at our institution. I would like…

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  20. CSCI 101 In-Person for Fall 2020?

    I'm noticing several of our classes are being moved to online instruction, but not CSCI 101. In fact, it looks like accommodations are being made specifically so it can be in person, such as booking large rooms in the Green Center and Student Center. I was hoping for some clarification as to why this, of all classes, has been prioritized for in-person instruction, when it consists of lecture by powerpoint and python assignments.

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