Teagan Atwater

Dear fellow students,

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 honorcouncil@conncoll.edu. 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.

Ross Peterson
Honor Council Chair

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.

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.

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: https://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2645922&p=newcompose

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.