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  1. Don't Extend Paid Parking Until 7:00!

    I know there's a lot of complaints about parking on here, but this is a little different. I've heard that Parking Services is going to extend paid parking on campus until 7pm! Anyone who's been on campus after 5pm knows that parking at that time isn't an issue--it's really just from 10am to 3pm. Extending the hours isn't a solution to the parking problems, it's just a way for the school to make more money. In addition, this change makes it even harder for people without parking permits (Mines Park residents, etc.)/with commuter permits to access the gym, library, or…

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    • Q lot is now General Parking (but no new Commuter parking!)

      Changing the Q lot to General Parking makes no sense unless the objective is to force more people to buy more expensive General Parking permits. Commuter lots are already full during peak hours (see "Stop giving commuter pass holders parking tickets..."). General parking permit holders can park in commuter lots if General parking is full, but now it is assured that Commuter pass holders will be forced to the K lot or off campus.

      CHANGE IT BACK until the parking garage is finished, or tell us where to park when everything is full.

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      • Mines Needs to Improve Commuter Parking

        I know I'm not the only person to complain about parking at mines, but it is absolutely a joke. This morning I pulled into the A/AA parking lot with what I thought was plenty of time to find a spot and walk to class. However, I circled the entire lot with several cars behind me and I could not find a single spot. I drove to the other commuter lot, and over to the football field to try and find parking and I couldn't find anything.I eventually jut gave up and parked in downtown Golden. It's ridiculous to charge students…

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        • USG is being irresponsible with money

          I'd like to point out that every student here is paying a lot of money to go to Mines. In that, a large chunk of the money is going toward USG to help better our campus. USG is around to make campus better and hear the complaints of fellow students. USG is NOT here to use our money to buy headbands, hoodies, shirts, pants, and UNDERWEAR with the phrasing "We put the STUD in student gov". Which is exactly what they are planning to do with the money. It's really great that they are currently focusing on what color the…

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            • AP/IB classes should count HASS/LAIS/EBGN elective credit

              I do not understand why liberal arts AP/IB tests only count as free elective credits. There are so many HASS/EBGN elective credit hours required to graduate, and many AP/IB classes are parallel to the liberal arts electives provided here. Why wouldn't a 4 or a 5 on AP (or a 5-7 on IB) tests for classes like the following count?

              ~ English Literature and Composition
              ~ English Language and Composition
              ~ Macroeconomics (yes, this can count for EBGN 201, but only if you have received a 4 or a 5 on both this and Microeconomics)
              ~ Microeconomics (see above)
              ~…

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              • Food Trucks: better/healthier food

                Sodexo is terrible. Let’s use the new pedestrian plaza as a place to invite local food vendors to serve healthier, better quality, and locally sourced food.

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                • [SERIOUS] There are too many cum trees on campus

                  While the title may read as a joke, the cum tree is a real thing. Its scientific name is pyrus calleryana and here's the link to the Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrus_calleryana
                  Googling "cum tree" will also pull up this page.

                  This tree is called the a cum tree based on the smell that it produces while blooming. It has been described as rotting fish or semen. Unfortunately for us, there are several of these trees all over campus and they all bloom at the same time. This causes our beautiful campus to smell like someone just finished having sex with the…

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                  • Fix our parking issues with a shuttle system, redesigning the current parking lots, more bike racks, or ANYTHING really

                    Parking is a huge issue for this campus. Whether you have a general or a commuter, you can never find parking and all of the lots are being taken away by new construction. I know of many students who have been absurdly late to classes because of this and I have experienced the same.

                    My personal experience today was the most frustrating I have experienced this far. I am a graduate student teaching a class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11 am. Parking is an issue every week... and this week I tried to prepare for that. I arrived to…

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                    • Computer science field needs to allow students to count an internship for coursework or let them get payed for doing field session

                      It's ridiculous that it's illegal to not pay an intern for work that a company profits off of and the computer science department has the audacity to have students do work for a company and not only not pay them, but charge them for it and ban companies from paying them. The department recommends to take it during the junior year, when most students would get their best internship. I, and many people I know, have lost internship offers after companies learned that we need to do field session. Mines charges over $3,000 to in state students and over $5,000…

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                      • Non-Varsity Use of the McKee Weightroom in Volk Gymnasium

                        As it stands currently, the McKee Weight room is allowed only to Varsity athletes, but I feel that due to the amount of fees that each individual student is paying the McKee weight room should be open to reservation by student organizations. As it stands right now the Rec Center is always packed, and a group of students who wish to lift together are completely out of luck when it comes to using the free weights/bars if they want to and being able to get out of the gym in under 2 hours.

                        My proposal is as follows:
                        Allow students…

                        115 votes
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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Thank you for voicing your opinion on this matter. We agree that the SRC has had a large increase in usage to correspond with an increased enrollment at Mines. This in turn has overcrowded the Rec. gym at peak hours. Allowing club sports, ROTC, and other student groups to use the McKee weight room would decrease the strain on the SRC.
                          Last semester your Junior class representatives began working on a solution to this issue and come up with a similar idea to the one posted. There are a handful of problems that must be addressed for this to happen. Scheduling around Varsity sports, supervision of users, implementation of a portal, and administrative approval are few.
                          Unfortunately, these problems take time to overcome. In the short-term we will contact the SRC staff to see about maximizing the usable space in the gym and increasing students access to workout…

                        • USG Doesn't Actually Address What's Your Beef Issues

                          As of when I am making this post, May 15th 2018, the last post USG commented on was made at the end of January. It is unacceptable that USG provide What's Your Beef as a place for students to air their grievances but then ignore them for months. Of the issues that do get addressed, the majority are rejected or stuck in the limbo that is "planned" or "started" without any action. This makes the students feel ignored and that USG is doing nothing for them.

                          Please USG, at least comment on all the issues so students can have closure.

                          15 votes
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                          • Stop giving commuter pass holders parking tickets when the commuter lots are full

                            I have classes at 11 am on Mondays and Wednesdays. These are peak hours for parking, and lately when I've arrived on campus all of the commuter lots are full, including Lots A, F, FF, J, Q, and the spots available around sororities and fraternities. I tend to arrive about 20 minutes before classes start, and I and many other students must drive around to all of these lots, waiting for spots to open up. In some cases, no spots are available, so lately many students have been parking outside marked spaces in Q lot, without impeding the flow of…

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                            • The air conditioner in Elm makes the rooms smell bad.

                              Ever since we moved in, any time we turn the air on in our dorm, it seems to start smelling gross. We know for sure its not our items because if we turn it off the smell goes away. I'm not sure if its a filter issue, but its really annoying!

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                              • The ORC should be open on weekends!

                                I don't understand why the ORC would be closed on the most popular days for going tubing and such. Everyone has different schedules so doing something during the week is nearly impossible, especially if there's homework, projects, etc. Most people only have free time on the weekends. Open the ORC for rentals!

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                                • Apple Pie Pizza

                                  Please make the apple pie pizza an every week event. Its too good and we all need to taste its deliciousness every week or else we will fail out.

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                                  • Wooden Floors in a Ballroom in the Student Center

                                    A large space with wooden floors on campus is highly sought after, and while the Green Center is being renovated, there are few affordable options. If Ballrooms D and E, for example, had wooden floors, the space could be used to host events, offer easier clean-up, and help even demand for the wooden floored rooms in the Student Recreation Center (McNeil and Isaacs). Wooden floors would benefit many clubs and events on campus, such as Ballroom Dance and Karate club, and could be used for many activities and events that benefit from wooden floors such as conference events, cultural events,…

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                                    • No Exams the Night Before E-days

                                      I have a 7:30pm exam on Thursday, April 12 which is the night marking the start of E-days. The exam is for Math454 and there are approximately 50 students in the class. Therefore, I will have to miss Casino night and Mr. Big Digger.

                                      I find it unfair that I will have to skip out on a school-sponsored event due to a scheduled exam. I urge USG to consider working with the registrar to not only move my exam to a different night, but also to disallow exams in the future on the night of E-days.

                                      24 votes
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                                      • The SRC Hours

                                        Physical wellness is extremely important for students for academic and emotional success. Most students have classes all day and need to de-stress after finishing their homework late at night. With the SRC closing so early, many have to resort to running around the streets at late hours such as 12am which can be extremely hazardous. So, could the SRC hours be changed to as late as the library hours (2am) or even 24hrs during the week? Certain areas, such as rock climbing or the pool which may be viewed as needing an SRC worker to be there could be closed…

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                                          3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          We understand and agree that physical wellness is very important for student success here at Mines. This is one of the reasons we offer students the chances to take specialized PA classes. We have one of our representative classes looking over this suggestion so stay tuned for updates. Please note however that later SRC hours could result in higher student fees as well as later shifts for our own working students.

                                        • Mandatory Fees for Official Transcripts

                                          To order an official transcript students must pay between $10 and $20 for every semester they need one. This could add up to $200 or more for a standard student over the course of their mines career and doesn't include the even larger fee for purchasing diplomas. This fee is unfair for students. Mines clearly has the information at all times, they should be able to just give us a copy. Furthermore, most requests for transcripts are for use in applying for scholarships and jobs. If a student is applying for scholarships especially, it's pretty clear that they are already…

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