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  1. Recycling Bins next to Oreprint Stations

    I've noticed at some Oreprint stations there is no recycling nearby and people just end up piling their misprint papers on top of the printers. Recycling bins at all stations would be an easy fix for this.

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    • The Registrar has put senior finals the night before graduation.

      The last two final time slots on the night of 5/11 have been scheduled for two all-senior classes. These should be moved to an earlier date, as we will have graduation activities to participate in and these exams are scheduled at ridiculous times for graduating seniors. Additionally, most of us have families travelling here to attend graduation and it would be nice to spend time with them the night before graduation versus studying and taking exams.

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      • Increase visibility of commuter students crossing 19th at Elm.

        At night/early morning students are not visible to vehicles at the 19th and Elm roundabout. Please install lighting and/or a flashing light to increase the safety for commuter students crossing 19th. Thank you.

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          UPDATE:
          6 down lights have been installed which should increase visibility and safety at the crossing of 19th and Elm. Furthermore, the city council and school will re-evaluate if the lighting improves the visibility enough when the complete project of Highway 6 and 19th street is finished. This reassessment is scheduled to take place in August and suggestions for additional crosswalks are on the agenda. Any other feedback you have for the current solution is greatly appreciated!

          Sincerely,
          USG

        • Mines should have a better campus Map!

          The maps of Mines suck! The only one that is any good is the parking map but that is only useful for parking. I want a campus map that it is easy to see where to go to get to different buildings. Having all buildings numbered and a chart beside the map is outdated. Adding on to that, it would be great if Mines partnered with google maps so we can see the insides of buildings. Brown already has this but it's just the second floor and has no room numbers. It would be really cool if all buildings on…

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          • NONE OF THE TAMPON MACHINES HAVE TAMPONS!!!! AM I SUPPOSED TO BLEED ALL OVER THE DESKS OR WHAT?!?

            NONE OF THE TAMPON MACHINES HAVE TAMPONS!!!! AM I SUPPOSED TO BLEED ALL OVER THE DESKS OR WHAT?!?

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              The sanitary product machines have not been refilled for quite some time due to the fact they they just are not used frequently enough. If the products are in the machines too long, they expire and are not usable. We have addressed this issue and custodial is removing all machines that are not attached to the building. Those that are attached will have signs posted on them that explain the machines are not in use. We hope this addresses your issues.
              Sincerely,
              USG

            • Mines needs to communicate about the FE exam

              As a senior, I have yet to hear anything about the FE exam. The only reason I know it's a thing is because my friend at a different school asked me if I was taking it. I have not received a single email or mention of it in any course I've taken at Mines. I saw 2 things about it on the daily blast last semester, which should hardly count as communication about something this important. I suggest that, along with graduation emails, information regarding the FE such as when and where and how much should be provided to seniors.…

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              • Urgent changes needed for Mines Park Family residents.

                As a member of the Mines Park community sometime I understand the basic principle of preventing MP residents from being able to obtain parking passes in efforts to reduce parking lot congestion on campus. However as a parent of Mines Park my spouse and I have reached a point where we realize that something needs to change.

                90-95% of the time I walk to school everyday while, my spouse who works a 7-4pm shift at a government agency, must get our 4 year old up, dressed, fed, and off to school by 6:30am in the morning. We have to place…

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                • The career center should get feedback from students about who they interviewed with/if offers were retracted

                  I think that the career center should send out optional surveys to students about who they interviewed with, what the process was like, etc. I believe there are some companies who get invited to career fair who should stop being invited or at least be discussed due to how they deal with students interviewing.

                  One year I interviewed with 6 companies from career fair, only ever heard back from 2. Not even a "Thank you for interviewing" email and no response to the emails I sent them. The 4 I didn't hear back from all were interviews on mines campus.

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                    The best option to further handle this is to make an appointment with the student center and to tell them about your experiences with these companies. They do a form of feedback from the students who got interviewed but they don’t share the information with all students. If you have already voiced this to the career center with no effect, please come into your classes USG office hours, downstairs in the student center.
                    Sincerely,
                    USG

                  • Allow students to use outdoor facilties year round, don't lock us out!

                    Graduate students and summer school students usually spend all summer at campus and continue to pay rec fees. However, we are banned from going on the fields or even using the tennis courts. I have even contacted John Howard about using the tennis courts and was told to fill out forms to reserve the courts. Upon filling out the forms he then told me the courts were closed due to safety reasons. This was obviously just an excuse for him to not do his jobs. I have also tried to reserve fields in the past for flag football games during…

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                      USG talked with Rob Thompson, the director of REC sports and John Howard about this issue. Apparently, there is a new online facility request system. John assures that this system will help students connect to outdoor facilities in an easier way.

                      Also, the tennis courts are planned to have extensive repairs this spring/summer.

                      -USG

                      UPDATE

                      That new online facility reques website is: events.mines.edu

                      -USG

                    • Please stop playing the music in Green Center so loudly.

                      The music in the Green Center is so loud. Sometimes I can't talk to the person next me at a comfortable indoor volume and it's because the music in the lobby is way too loud. Honestly, it would be okay if the music wasn't even there (it's really not even that great...). But if it must be there, please, please turn it down.

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                        UPDATE:
                        The information displayed before was incorrect. The green center can decide the music choice. The have chosen Jazz and Classical music because it is a generally accepted genre for an event center lobby (similar to a hotel lobby). Upon seeing this complaint they have turned the music down to allow easier conversation in the lobby.

                        Love
                        USG

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                          Can you please explain more about what you mean by emails? Emails from USG, from the school, from who?
                          Thank you

                          UPDATE:
                          If you are speaking about emails coming from Mines then you should have noticed less email after the daily-blast was implemented. This system puts all the schools info on one page so that it is not constantly being sent to you in several emails each day.

                          If you have any other comments please share them below.

                          -USG

                        • Mines park Residents should be allowed to use the gym facilities during summer.

                          It seems quite odd that Mines park residents aren't allowed to use the gym facilities during summer. During summer its not as though I'm going anywhere like the general student population since I live on campus, and I'm paying rent which typically includes prices for other basic services. When one lives in a condominium with gym or swimming pool, those are typically part of the package and its seems like it would be common sense to apply in this situation as well.

                          I can't imagine that there is a large percentage of residents who would really use benefit so it…

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                          • Make the final exam schedule available to students as soon as it's known (which SHOULD be known very early in the semester). There's no

                            Make the final exam schedule available to students as soon as it's known (which SHOULD be quite early in the semester, or immediately at the start). There is no benefit to hiding this schedule from students once it's firm enough to send to professors. The current system prevents students from planning holiday travel or tight job start dates because they cannot know the date of their last exam.

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                            • Whats the MAC Budget?

                              So, I realize that the total MAC budget is available but I think it would be valuable to see how that money is split up and used for all the activities they put on. Not only is out our money that they are spending and we should know what they do with it, but it would be interesting to see how much they spend on E-Days, movie nights, etc and thus give more people outside of MAC some info and say into what they do.

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                              • If I have to wipe my ass in the dark one more fucking time in MZ...

                                ...because of the automatic lighting, i will fling poo

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                                • Tune the pianos on campus!

                                  Most of the pianos on campus are horribly out of tune, making them unpleasant to play or listen to. It seems ridiculous that we have the money to open a brand new welcome center and renovate the student center, but can't spare the change to tune a few pianos.

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                                    Thank you for your comment.

                                    In order to reach out to the correct resources, which pianos on campus are you talking about and where?

                                    -USG

                                    UPDATE:
                                    USG reached out to Brown and apparently the piano there is set to be tuned later this fall. Also, USG is in the process of contacting the student center.

                                    -USG

                                    UPDATE
                                    The piano in the student center is scheduled to be tuned next week.

                                    -USG

                                  • Wellness Center bogus

                                    I think the Wellness Center is the only office (entire building) on campus that completely shuts down for lunch 12-1. A lot of students have a break between classes at noon so this is one of the only times we can make it to Wellness Center and the fact they're closed is pretty inconvenient, especially considering the cost we pay for this service. Adding weekend hours would be great but it seems like everything on campus is closed on the weekends so I wouldn't expect that trend to change here.

                                    It's highly recommended that we schedule an appointment in advance…

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                                    • What's your beef sign

                                      The sign has a dairy cow on it, not a beef cow.

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                                      • More Squat Racks / Bench Presses in the Gym

                                        The squat racks and bench press are full on a routine basis, and these are two very key components to having a great gym. Every day at peak hours everything in the realm of free weights is full, but the cardio area has never been full. This would allow more people to workout what they want to work out, and relieve some stress during workouts. We need healthy bodies to pair our healthy minds!

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                                        • More Microwaves on Campus

                                          Currently in order to microwave a meal one must go to either the student center or rec center. This requires all work to be stopped and packed to walk to the student or rec center, which are both lousy study areas. Meals are also only able to be microwaved when those buildings are open. It would be beneficial, to anyone who wants to save money and eat leftovers for lunch, if microwaves were placed in each building, or at the very least busy study buildings such as the CTLM, brown and so on.

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                                            UPDATE:
                                            IT has been accomplished! Both CTLM and Brown now have microwaves. The one in CTLM is by the commons and is useable 24/7. The other is in brown right next to Blaster Brew (the Starbucks) in front of the windows.

                                            -USG

                                            USG talked with Sodexo and the heads of different buildings and everyone likes this idea.

                                            More info will go out once this process is further along. Thank you for this idea.

                                            -USG

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