Computer Labs in the Library or the CTLM should be open earlier.
The Computer Labs in Marquez Hall are used well into the night. The computer labs in the CTLM or the Library should be open later as well.
The CTLM Computer Labs should now be open 24-7. The doors will lock at midnight.
I believe that the definition of an successful engineering student is someone who doesn't get enough sleep... and in most cases, this lack of sleep is due to the students studying well into the AMs. But because the most used computer labs on the campus (library and ctlm) close before the AMs, it makes it much more difficult for an engineering student to be successful.
Now, the main difference between Mines and CU, is that Mines puts out much more successful and extremely superior graduates. But without sufficient places to study during the wee hours or the night, we will only become somewhat superior graduates over CU. So the question is, do we want to be extremely superior, or somewhat superior? And in order to get there, the hours of the computer labs (at an engineering school) must be extended to accommodate the typical engineering student.
ALL computer labs should be open earlier and stay open later (ideally 24/7) and be more accessible in general. Brown building included. Many programs are not available on the machines in the library or in CTLM that are on the ones in Brown (I'm sure that's the case with other buildings/majors too). Additionally, the labs should be available on weekends AND certain holidays (including fall break, spring break, and the Sunday after Thanksgiving). I have basically given up trying to work on campus because most of the time I cannot access what I need when I have time to do it. Seems to me that the administration at this school thinks it's more important to save money than to give the students access to the facilities they need to complete their work. The number of people I know who have this complaint is, well, everyone I've talked to about it. Most other schools around the nation provide better access than Mines, as far as I'm concerned this issue is downright pathetic...
Maybe we can get the CTLM to be open 24/7?