Final Exams Disruptions

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By [email protected]

Why, why, why? Why is the administration beginning the major library renovation just as finals are about to begin? I have been a student at the University for several years now, and I would have to use both hands to list off the number of ridiculous interruptions that begin conveniently at exactly the most critical time of the semester. Reference: the first libary renovation (March), U2 Concert at Rice-Eccles(April), TRAX Hospital Extension (December), to name a few.

Isn’t there someone responsible for sitting at the master switch and looking out for students? You know, like the school’s conscience that says, hey you know, maybe we shouldn’t start a major disruptive library expansion just as most students are actually going to use the library to study. Beyond the distractingly loud construction noises, we must also put up with severely restricted parking, restricted areas in the library, and a lot of construction worker “pants cracks”- now that IS distracting.

My favorite part of the story you ran today was the quote from the parking services guy, “it wasn’t our decision to take away parking.” Ha, ha, ha, yeah, parking services is to be commended for their diligent efforts in the past few weeks to ensure that permit holders still have at least one space they can fight over somewhere in the 84112 zip code. Meanwhile, they rake in more revenue from pay lots and parking tickets.

And a brief note to the Development Office, do you really think its a great idea to rip apart the campus just as thousands of alumni and potential donors will come to campus to watch their loved ones graduate? Or are you going for the “we’re so poor that we can’t afford to actually care about students- help us care about our students and donate today” donor strategy?

Remember, don’t complain about it, just “roll with the punches” people, and let’s all hope that the bruises won’t show up in our graduation photos.

Kelly Ann BoothLaw, 3L