SpeakUpCNU

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  1. I like to do homework in the academic buildings, but a lot of the time, all of the reading and study rooms in the buildings are locked. What's the point of a multipurpose room or a student reading room or a study room if students can't use them?

    14 votes

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  2. I spoke to Dean Hughes about this. Just seeing if others agree.

    14 votes

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  3. The fact that I actually get up before 12 on the weekends and want to study is apparently really inconvenient.

    13 votes

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  4. The housing system needs reform and the CNU community should be allowed the chance to have a say in how that reform happens.
    http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/off-campus-housing-reform

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  5. We need to name a study area, reading room or waffle station after the amazing Miss Virginia. The sweet lady who make everyone delicious omelets in the morning. If you don’t know who this is or disagree please drop out now…..

    More about the special lady herself: https://blogs.cnu.edu/2013/11/miss-virginias-omelets/

    12 votes

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  6. 12 votes

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  7. I think Advanced P.E. in the form of weight training should be a creative expression course at CNU because if you are going to make ballet a creative expression than I think weight training should be too.

    12 votes

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  8. I'm a commuter student and I very often work with or visit students who live in the dorms. I understand having to be signed in after 8pm but I should not have to be signed in if students living in other dorms do not.

    12 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Buildings and Grounds  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Joseph,

    Thank you for voicing your opinion. I’m happy to inform you that this project is underway. We have talked to Julie Kittelson, the Director of Residence Life and Dean Hughes in regards to this issue and they fully support this idea! Right now we are trying to figure out logistic aspects but we will try our best to get this issue solved!

    Sincerely,
    Eric Seo

  9. There's no readily available information about the dining hall's nutrition in their meals.

    11 votes

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  10. If a student has a 3.2 or above at the end of the semester, then they get a reward of free laundry swipes on your captains card for the next semester. To be reviewed each semester (and carries over summer).

    11 votes

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  11. Residence halls typically contain sleeping college students. Studies show sleep is crucial to a successful academic career. Respect that and don't plan noisy events before 9am that could endanger our students' education. Remember - students first.

    11 votes

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  12. 11 votes

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  13. It's crazy how each year classes are getting bigger but CNU doesn't have room for people to live on campus since we have to live on campus. Either build more dorms/apartments for juniors and seniors or have us live off campus

    11 votes

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  14. I really wish I wasn't forced into getting a 12 month contract for next year because the 10 month contract buildings ran out. I'm sorry but I can't afford this and it's specially pointless if you're graduating in may but aren't considered a senior for housing. And if they are going to force students to live on campus 3 of the 4 years, they should make it somewhat cheaper or at least around the same price as apartments like port. Not $200 more per month.

    11 votes

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  15. It seems like the budget for landscaping must be very large, what with the constant mowing, fertilizing and planting. Is it really necessary for the Great Lawn to be mowed and fertilized so frequently? The grass is actually burning out from the amount of fertilizer and green paint, and having difficulty coping with the amount of traffic it gets between foot traffic and equipment because it is so weakened.

    I appreciate the campus looking so nice, but it is kind of ruined by the amount of equipment constantly at work primping things that could simply be left alone, and that…

    11 votes

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  16. When I go to the gym I'm looking to solidify my gaines. And coincidentally enough, the Gaines theater is right down the hall. So I think the Gaines theater is a much more fitting name for the iron temple opposed to the fitness pavillion. Please sign this petition if you agree with me.

    10 votes

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  17. We came to this school for academics, but the point is freedom, and college is notorious for drinking. Why can't we be like other schools where we can go out on weekends and not have to talk to police for stupid reasons. We are being safe most of the time. CNU, the more you increase enforcement for underage drinking, the lower the retention rate will be, and that's a guarantee.

    10 votes

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  18. People driving in the middle of the lane or speeding through the tight corners are a real concern. Twice, because of drivers not slowing down during the curves, I have almost been hit. CNU should install reflective mirrors in the parking garage so drivers can see if other cars are approaching. Speed bumps would also discourage students from speeding down the ramps.

    10 votes

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  19. There is a necessity for a second squat rack to be added to the gym. The two Smith machines that are in place are hardly ever used and are taking up a lot of space. If you remove one of the two, there is room for a second squat rack to be added. It is not right to have to constantly wait for the only squat rack to be available, nor is it right to feel rushed during your workout because of a line building up. Squatting on the Smith machine does not provide the same quality as squatting using…

    10 votes

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  20. Instead of creating plans for swipes per meal per day, allow three swipes per person per day and at the end of the semester or year, charge student for what they used.

    9 votes

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