As the semester comes to a close and we begin exam period, I just want to take a moment to remind everyone of the importance of the Honor Code.
Lips Sealed Policy: We all want to help our friends. There is nothing wrong with that. But we also have a Lips Sealed Policy, which prohibits us from discussing a test until everyone in that class has taken it. If someone asks you how a test was, please be mindful of this policy. "Hey, how did that test go?" -- "That's a good question. You have a lot of good questions." We are blessed to have a system that places a great deal of trust in students. But self-scheduled exams are a privilege, not a right, and it is essential that we take them seriously to ensure that we will have them in the future.
Exam Procedure: No cell phones. No iPods. No Snapchatting in the exam room. Don't leave the exam room unless you absolutely must. If you see something that looks suspicious, speak to a proctor or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A violation of exam procedure is also considered a violation of academic integrity under the Honor Code.
Citations: In the spirit of properly citing sources, I would like to let everyone know that I am looking at emails sent by the past three Honor Council Chairs as a template for my own. Please be sure to adequately cite your sources when writing your final papers. If you have any questions about citations, ask your professor or go to the writing center. When in doubt, add a citation. Adding more citations will make your paper look longer, too.
I know how stressful this time of year can be, but it is important that you keep the Honor Code in mind, even if you are having an existential crisis on the third floor of the library.
Good luck and enjoy winter break.
Best, Ross Peterson Honor Council Chair
Snack Shop Closing Early Tonight
Due to the Moonlight Breakfast event tonight, the Snack Shop will close at 9 p.m. (No food orders will be taken after 8:30 p.m.) Cro-Bar is closed.
Online Campus Directory Update
The online campus directories on CamelWeb and the public website have been updated to include the following functionality: people with multiple positions on campus now appear with each position listed and under multiple departments; those who have requested a confidentiality flag will no longer be listed in the directory; students have been removed from the public directory; and pictures have been removed permanently from the public directory and temporarily from the CamelWeb directory. These changes are an interim step toward creation of a new online directory that will provide both a print function and a mobile version, to be launched this spring.
Thursday Tech Tip
Have you tried Google's new compose feature for composing emails? According to ProfHacker, the real advantage of the new compose is that you can now move throughout Gmail while composing an email. Looking at different emails or conversations, running searches, even changing your Gmail settings can all be done while keeping your compose window open. If you'd like to try it out, you can click the "new compose experience" link next to the Labels button at the top of a new message or visit Google's support site for detailed instructions at:
Flying Camel Van
Winter break is fast approaching. Need transportation home? The Flying Camel Van is a transportation service that shuttles students to and from the NEW HAVEN TRAIN STATION and the TF GREEN AIRPORT for break time travel. This service is $30 one-way. Make your reservation ASAP by contacting Livery Limited directly at 860-439-0391. For specific dates and times of departure please view: http://www.conncoll.edu/community/getting-here-getting-around.htm. Sponsored by The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership Education.
Student Composters Needed
Interested in helping to build a sustainable food system here on campus? The College's Composting Program is seeking several student workers willing to pick up food scraps from the dining halls and perform other compost-related duties next semester. This position is available to work-study students only, typically 4-5 hours a week. For more information or to apply, contact Grace Glynn at email@example.com.
Tomorrow, the Community Organizers for Sustainability Transformation (COST) Program will sponsor Revealing Community Day, comprising 10 events hosted by different groups across campus. These unique and interactive events will explore the depth of the issues surrounding culture and community and how these impact everyone at the College. Follow the link below to learn about each event, including who is hosting it and where and when it will take place. For more information, contact Genevieve Harding at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee Grounds Applications Due Today
Coffee Grounds has two positions available: --Business Manager: The successful candidate must have strong skills in financial management as well as creative fundraising ideas. This position is for the Spring 2013 semester only. If you are interested, apply using this link: https://conncoll.collegiatelink.net/form/start/9650. Applications are due by 4 p.m. today.
--Barista: This position is for the Spring 2013 semester and open only to work study students. Eligible students must be able to work flexible hours and possess a positive, outgoing attitude. If you are interested, apply using this link: https://conncoll.collegiatelink.net/form/start/9657. Applications are due by 4 p.m. today.
South Africa Spring Break Trip
There are spaces available on the spring break trip to South Africa. This is an opportunity to travel with a small group of Connecticut College students to a rural village in the Eastern Cape and Cape Town. The trip is being organized through Ubuntu Global Connections (www.ubuntuconnects.org) and is focused on service and cultural immersion. If you are interested and want more information, contact Sara Gleason at email@example.com.
Position Available in Student Life
The Office of Student Engagement and Leadership Education (SELE) seeks to hire four Program Assistants for the remainder of the academic year. Program Assistants coordinate a variety of special projects and contribute to the overall success of the programs and services offered by SELE. Each Program Assistant works 8-10 hours per week, including some night and weekend shifts, and must be Work Study-eligible. If you are interested, apply using this link: https://conncoll.collegiatelink.net/form/start/16595. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.
Help Victims of Hurricane Sandy
Want to help victims of Hurricane Sandy? Got some warm clothes you don't really wear anymore? Plant House is running an all-campus, warm clothing drive to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Please donate any gently used jackets, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves and/or blankets. All donations can be given to Housefellows or Floor Governors or can be placed in the donation box located in Health Services. The warm clothing drive will run through Nov. 29. For more information, contact Melissa Monsalve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RSVP For Dean Briddell's Farewell
The College community is invited to a farewell reception for Dean Jocelyn Briddell on Wednesday, Dec. 12, from 2-4 p.m. in Ernst Common Room. The gathering is hosted by the Office of the Dean of the College in recognition of Briddell's service as dean of student life. RSVP to Lynne McCue by Dec. 5 at x2035 or email@example.com.