Friday, January 30, 2009

Mentioned in the student newspaper

I love to find the library mentioned in the student newspaper. We were listed 5 times in an article, "Almost 30 reasons to love UR".

  • You dress up to go to Gleason [library], considering you will probably run into more people there than you will anywhere else on campus.
  • You have a straight face when you tell your friends back home that a library is the social hub of the campus.
  • You realize that the graffiti in the stacks is better than PostSecret's could ever be.
  • One of the things on your to-do list before you graduate is doing some promiscuous acts in the stacks.
  • There is always one person in the Gleason cubicle with a bathrobe on, and, yes, he probably lives there.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Student Grades

More on freshman advising. I was able to see first semester grades for my advisees.

  • mostly B's with a few A's. Hmmmm. I guess I also shared the impression of my advisees that most students got A's in most classes. If my six are representative, that is not a true assumption.
  • one student made the dean's list. I have much greater appreciation for a what a big deal this is now that I have seen every one's grades.

  • a student who nearly withdrew from a class, buckled down and pulled off a good final grade. Impressive. First semester was a shock for all of them. Some were shocked on the first day of classes. It took some of them until the first exam...

  • one student did quite poorly in a key class and yet had been totally confident the entire semester. I'm not sure what to make of that one.