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  1. Motion Lab Hours

    Would love for the motion lab in spruce to have better hours. It's only open weekdays from 11-8, which seem pretty short especially considering how busy the rec center is.

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  2. Transition from Google to Microsoft

    As an avid Google user, I do not appreciate that the school is transitioning away from gmail and the other google products. Especially since the microsoft replacement for those products do not have the same features, mainly the ease of collaboration. I wish they had asked the students and faculty before deciding to switch as I know there are a lot us that depend on google. This is especially the case for those of us with chromebooks as they are only compatible with google products. It is my belief that we should transition fully google.

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  3. Snooze button needed for course evaluation/survey reminders

    It's that time of year again, when students are being asked to fill out course evaluations. To me, it's a very important chance to provide anonymous feedback to both the professors and to the university. I take it very seriously, and provide thoughtful feedback on all of my courses. Thoughtful feedback takes time and headspace to do, so when I get a reminder to fill out course evaluations every time I go to the Canvas homepage AND every time I click on one of my courses, it's frustrating! To me, it's the university saying "5 out of 5, as always?…

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  4. Concerns about vaccination mandates

    To whom it may concern:

    I understand that the government restrictions related to the pandemic have upended the lives of many. I also understand that many people have died from the complications related to the novel coronavirus. However, the harms of a vaccine mandate are far greater than the benefits at this time. I do not consider myself anti-science or anti-vaccination as a whole but these are my major objections against requiring any non-FDA approved vaccine:

    1. The vaccine has not been approved by the FDA. It had only been emergency authorized. With a vaccine mandate, you will be requiring people…
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  5. Separate the CEE Department

    I understand that civil and environmental engineers have a lot of overlapping classes; however, the CEE department largely focuses on providing job opportunities, support, and emphasis on the civil engineers only. At job fairs, civil and environmental are put together which results in environmentals thinking that certain companies want us, when really all they want are civils. If the environmentals were actually treated by the school like our own major, it would help with the career fairs and job search tremendously.

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  6. 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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  8. 5 votes
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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