Larger foldaway desks needed in CO209
The current desks in CO209 don't even fit a full sheet of paper on them. And this makes testing in there a nightmare! I will have had 8 tests in CO209 so far this semester as of Oct 31, and many more are to come. I as well as many other people that I have talked with are fed up with testing on desks that are the size of dinner plates. And as a room that hosts a large amount of the tests at Mines, it seems that the desks in 209 should be more adequate for testing purposes
UPDATE: Contact Laura Medley to get information about classroom committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a classroom committee dedicated to providing funds for things like this. We don’t have the contact info for the committee head currently but we will find out who it is! Once we do they should be able to tell you how to apply to replace the desks in Coolbaugh.
Jake Jabs commented
Yeah, that's a real problem...
This problem is not unique to CO209. Anyone who has had an exam in BE108 and taken their exams on glorified two-by-fours will know what I'm talking about. Furthermore, desks with attached chairs, found largely in Meyer and Alderson, are also highly uncomfortable.
Fixing these rooms will obviously cost a lot of money. However, in the meantime I recommend that the student government urge the administration to require all future lecture halls to use the large table plus separate chair design, such as found in most of new Brown Building and Marquez Hall. This will, at the least, prevent the problem from getting any worse without costing any money.