Professors walked out of their respective buildings and congregated under the gray afternoon sky, with the intention of shedding some light on a not-so black-and-white issue. Faculty and staff, from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences to the Office of Student Accounts, got together to show that they will not stay silent while facing conditions that come with being an employee at the mercy of the state government.
What happens when you can’t get into the college courses necessary to prepare you for graduate school and a subsequent career?
Students with plans to attend medical school after completing their undergraduate degree in a discipline outside of the hard sciences have asked themselves this question far too many times, as many of their required courses are reserved strictly for those within the science department. After years, these students will tell you they’ve learned the hard way that there’s nothing you can really do but wait — that is, join a waiting list as soon as possible and hope that a seat will open up once the hold for non-science majors has been lifted.
Junior psychology major Nishawn Rahaman is all too familiar with the arduous process of registering for pre-med classes at the College.