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  1. Let us play with Puppies!

    Mines seems very interested in our well being during finals..... So they should bring puppies on campus on Kafadar for us to play with during dead week, I know of colleges that do it to relieve student stress... Seems Brilliant.

    23 votes
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  2. Teachers should warn students about class cancellations prior to breaks at least a MONTH in advance!!!

    Out of state students have to book flights pretty early to get the best rates. If teachers don't inform students about when they wont have classes, students cannot maximize their time with their families over the vacation.

    10 votes
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  3. The piano in Brown should be moved back to its original location

    The piano in Brown Building has been recently moved to the study area. I understand that in its original location, it was distracting to classes in W250, but now it is distracting to students studying nearly 24 hours a day.
    The music's nice, but some people are embarrassed to play in front of all the students studying all the time (the old location was much more secluded).

    20 votes
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    UPDATE: We are going to decline this issue right now since it was posted so long ago but if it still an issue please just post again and then we will address it. We just don’t know if this is still an issue since it’s been two years.

    The Junior Class USG is willing to take this project on. To formally voice your opinion and/or suggestions, stop by their office hours in Digger Den at 5-6pm on Wednesdays or by email at samcoope@mymail.mines.edu.

  4. 24 hour dedicated computer lab for Mechanical/Electrical/Civil/Etc students.

    It seems patently unfair that one of the largest departments/colleges at this school doesn't have a dedicated 24 hour computer lab. To access computers on off-days, you have to hope that someone didn't lock brown, and hope that someone didn't lock 316, and hope that they are going to let you log on in the first place. With a lot of my homework requiring specialty software that is not provided for free, I am frequently enraged when I am unceremoniously kicked out of a computer lab at 11:00 when I still have a small dump-truck of work to be done.

    143 votes
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    UPDATE:
    Currently CTLM has a dedicated 24 hour computer lab with a lot of computers and software! Any student, no matter what major or year, can use these computers. USG acknowledges that there should be more space on campus for 24 hour dedicated computer labs. We will continue in the future to advocate for new computer labs. For example, the new library renovation project will create new space for more computer labs accessible to all students.

    Sincerely,
    USG

    Update: It is in the short future of capital planning to create two more computer labs. One will be a teaching lab in Chauvenet and the other will be in Brown building. A definite timeline is not yet known. It is still a class project to work on longer access in Brown.
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    Update: One of the main reasons why getting access to this building is so difficult is because of…

  5. The "What's Your Beef?" page needs to be fixed

    The "What's Your Beef?" site is riddled with bugs. I have tried to vote for ideas, post comments, and use other features this site offers and the site either freezes up or blacks out. What the heck!

    3 votes
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  6. Places to take a nap on campus

    There should be a place(s) on campus where you can go and take a short nap or just relax and close your eyes for a little bit. Most of the students who live off campus don't live close enough to go home and nap if they only have an hour or so between their classes. There are many benefits to taking a short nap in the middle of the day, and at a school like Mines, time and sleep are very important.

    1 vote
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  7. Lights for North IM Fields

    While IM sports get the south fields (the ones with lights), the club sports (you know, the ones that actually go out and represent Mines to the community) have to practice on the north fields. In the fall, it gets dark before 7. That really sucks when a team's practice time is from 6-8. It makes hard to have a reasonable amount of practice.

    4 votes
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    As of right now USG does not have the funding to help this and capital planning is so busy with the new buildings that this would not be a priority. Sorry there isn’t more that we can do!

    Love,
    USG


    One of our executive members has taken this project on. Currently, the issue would be funding as the equipment and the installation requires more funds than Club Sports and USG has to offer. However, other alternatives are being researched and we will get back to you. Thank you for being patient.

  8. No class on labor day or veterans day

    There are only 7 national legal holidays observed nationwide...New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

    How do we not get Labor Day or Veterans Day off? That's ridiculous. It's unpatriotic.

    35 votes
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  9. Slate needs extended hours

    Weekend breakfast should start the same time as a weekend (I get up early on the weekends and have to eat off campus). Also, dinner at slate should be served after 7:15 p.m. Eating dinner at 8 pm isn't unreasonable.

    18 votes
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    UPDATE: The hours at the new market in Elm are going to be open longer, available for money, munch money, and meal swipes.

    Sodexo is currently thinking about extending the hours of the Slate Cafe during the weekdays, potentially until 9pm. However, if this was the decided course of action, Slate would be closed for a few hours during the day when there is minimal traffic-same with early weekends.

    Any further opinions about this subject can be sent to samcoope@mymail.mines.edu.

    Chris Pacher (Junior Class USG) plans to bring this up at the next Sodexo dining committee meeting. We will update you with any new news. Thanks for being patient!

  10. Better rec center hours

    The rec center needs extended hours.

    20 votes
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    Last year USG was able to improve the REC center hours on weekends. They are staying open one hour earlier and one hour later on both Saturday and Sunday.

    The REC center is currently in debt, but is climbing out of it. We should see more and more hours over the next few years as the REC center as they get out of debt.

  11. 180 votes
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    Hello followers:Colorado School of Mines is proud to announce the opening of new Interfaith Meditation and Prayer Room available to all students, faculty and staff located in the MEP House at 1400 Maple Street.

    This space offers a tranquil setting to pray and meditate. The room is available for people of all religions and those without a practiced religion as well.

    The hours of use are 8:00 am to 5:00pm. Please be respectful of the space and the others using it.

  12. 18 votes
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  13. Emails Should Be Condensed/Lessened

    All the campus emails should be condensed into one daily email and the quality of emails should be improved.

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  14. 12 votes
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  15. 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

    32 votes
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  16. Number of tickets for graduation.

    if there is only room enough for 4 guests per person at graduation, then maybe we should use a bigger venue for future graduations.

    33 votes
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    USG has had a meeting with the administrator who plans graduation. Although we only get 4 guests per person, you are able to request extra tickets!

    Last year everyone who requested extra tickets ended up getting them (except for someone who requested 16 tickets).

    They have also created other options to make it easier for your friends and family to attend graduation. For graduation this May, there will be an extra section in Kafadar for ANYONE to come and watch, no tickets needed. The section will be on the other side of Kafadar. It will have a giant screen set up where ticketless guests may sit and watch the graduation happening on the other side of Kafadar.

    I agree that 4 sounds like a few, but in past years it has almost always ended up working out.

  17. 19th and Elm Ford lot pedestrian crossing

    There should be a better way for crossing 19th street from the Ford parking lot. Too many times have I been late to class just because I had to stand at the crosswalk for 20 minutes just to wait for a car to finally stop for me. With winter weather coming this becomes an increasingly important safety concern as well. I propose something in the way of either a button activated street light, or maybe just a crossing guard in the mornings and afternoon.

    53 votes
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    So this post is old, but we have new info! First, I believe a blinking light was put in to allow pedestrians to cross more easily, so hopefully that helped! However, part of the 6th and 19th crossing planning includes putting a roundabout at the 19th and Elm intersection. This won’t be in construction for another year or so but will probably cause some issues in the future. Just want to let you all know that USG voiced our concerns to the planning committee at the last meeting about 6th and 19th about the pedestrian crossing, but that is all we can do for now!

  18. Make bike / skateboard zone in ped. plaza

    Open the side walk for non dismount zone, allow the bricks for pedestrians only.

    31 votes
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  19. Fee information

    What are the benefits that students get from all the fees? Including the Health Services and Student Services

    10 votes
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  20. Freshman should have to move their cars to the Jones lot

    All freshman that are parked in Q lot should have to move their cars to the Jones lot and the remainder would have to park at the back of Q lot

    34 votes
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    The following is a portion of a recent campus-wide email was sent out from Anna Welscott:

    “Policy changes will accompany the addition of the new lots, which will reduce the number of vehicles on campus. Based on feedback received through the series of campus meetings held this past fall, policy changes include limiting the number of vehicles authorized for freshman resident hall students through a waiver/lottery system of 200 permits, and restricting Mines Park residents from purchasing a General or Commuter permit. These policy changes will reduce the number of vehicles parking on the main campus by approximately 400, and will open up spaces for the students, faculty, and staff who commute to campus.”

    With this, we conclude this issue as Freshman parking will face a different structure starting this semester.

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