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  1. 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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    • 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 Having all buildings numbered and a chart beside the map is outdated.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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          • 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

            • 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

              • Dead Day Coffee

                I don't understand why Sodexo would not have Starbucks and Einsteins open on the one day of the semester that students would spend the most money on coffee. Even just having it open during the morning is better then nothing.

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                • Meeting rooms should be high occupancy only.

                  Lone students should not be allowed to use meeting rooms by themselves.

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                    1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    UPDATE:
                    Sevy Swift, USG’s Vice President, came with a solution that makes it easier to share study rooms in Brown with other students. Sevy designed and installed ‘occupancy signs’ which make it clear to other students if someone is willing to share a study room. We hope that this increases the occupancy of the study rooms in Brown. We would like to hear feedback on this new system and are open for other suggestions!

                    Sincerely,
                    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

                    • Study Room Sharing in Brown Building

                      The study rooms in Brown are quite the hot commodity, but there are currently no rules in place on their usage. Very frequently, one can walk by any of the study rooms and see:

                      1) A single person in a study room.

                      2) A whole bunch of items laying around, with no student to be found for hours, even.

                      There's nothing inherently wrong in the first example, but many students try and get into these rooms during the day because they don't want to sit in the common area. I think a flippable sign on the rooms that reads "Willing…

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                        UPDATE:
                        To address your concerns we have:

                        1) Added a flippable sign that says “Willing to Share” and “Don Not Disturb” to allow more students to use the rooms.

                        2) Added verbiage on the bottom of both sides of the sign that say “Please clean the room before you leave”

                        If you have any other GREAT ideas please post them on What’s Your Beef.

                        Love,
                        USG

                        USG is currently working on language to put in the Brown study rooms to support this idea. If you have any ideas for verbiage besides what has already been shared put it in the comments below.

                        -USG

                      • 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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                        • All of the chairs (lecture chairs with the little desks) in Berthoud 241 squeak so much that it becomes a huge distraction during exams

                          In Berthoud 241, where I have taken more than one exam now, the folding chairs and small desks that accompany them (which are tiny) squeak a lot more than most lecture halls do. It's hard to concentrate during a calculus test when there are 200 other people in the hall moving the desks even just a little bit, which makes them squeak. I wouldn't have said anything unless it was such a big deal. I feel like people in Cal I and II who have taken a test in there would agree with me.

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                            UPDATE:

                            This issue has been resolved. USG treached out to facilities and a work order 92753 was made and accomplished.

                            Love
                            USG

                            The USG Sophomore Class sent out a survey about exam rooms and we received very valuable feedback on testing rooms. Berthoud 241 is one of the locations that need improvements and the Sophomore Class completely agrees with you. We are currently talking to the Registrar about changing/improving the exam rooms used in common hour exams.
                            Thank you for you time!

                            Sincerely,
                            USG

                          • 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

                            • 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.

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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…

                              • Modify the +/- grading system or get rid of it all together.

                                The +/- grading system in its current state (93-100 for an A) is unfair. The idea behind the plus/minus system is to reward students in the plus range while penalizing students at the lower end of the minus range. However, there is no reward for earning an A+, but there is a penalty for earning an A-. This isn't fair. Either go back to the old grading system or modify the current one (like Statics does) so that a 90-100 is an A and then everything else follows the plus/minus scale.

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                                  UPDATE: We took the concern to faculty senate. Overall, the plus minus system has brought up average GPA. However, we do see how the A- might hurt the students who normally get A’s. Faculty senate has asked us to poll the students to get more information on the issue, so that will be going out in an email soon.


                                  UPDATE
                                  Right now it’s up to the teacher’s discretion whether or not their class has a +/- grading system. When we polled the student body there was not enough interest in making this change. Thank you for your time and if you still have concerns you can try to speak with your professor about it.

                                  Sincerely,
                                  USG

                                • Lights along 19th Heading up to 6th Av.

                                  Any reasonable evaluation of the dangers inherent due to the insufficient lightening and security along the section 19th Street located between the cross-sections of 19th St. and Elm St. and 19th St. and 6th Av. would leave responsible risk management parties to conclude that a liability situation exists and should be fixed as soon as possible. Given that Mines Park Apartments are owned and managed by Colorado School of Mines in that this section of 19th St. is the only pedestrian link between the main campus and Mines Park apartments, it is in the best interest of Colorado School of…

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                                    Hi there,

                                    Just wanted to let you know that we brought this lighting issue to Public Safety during the USG sponsored campus safety walk during dead day. Turns out that lighting is planned to go up along with the construction of the 19th Street roundabout/crossing!

                                    Unfortunately, after talking to facilities maintenance, putting up temporary lighting when lighting is already planned for the path up to Mines Park is not a feasible option.

                                    And now we wait for it’s completion!

                                    Love,
                                    USG

                                    UPDATE

                                    Hello again!
                                    Currently, there is a lot of construction undergoing in that area so it is decently well lit. If there is still an issue after construction has concluded USG will contact the appropriate party to further address the issue.
                                    Thank you so much for your time and patience!
                                    Sincerely
                                    USG

                                  • 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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                                    • 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

                                      • 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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                                        • 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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