Departmental announcement

Richard Furuta (furuta)
Wed, 20 Oct 1999 08:07:41 -0500 (CDT)

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> From: Pete Petersen <petep@cs.tamu.edu>
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> Subject: Q drop error
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> Please announce to all undergraduate classes....
>
> Yesterdays "Battalion" printed an article on the front page that included
> a reference to the University's "current policy" of allowing students to
> take 2 Q-drops in their first 60 hrs and 2 more in the second 60 hrs.
>
> This is an error. The current policy is that undergraduates students are
> allowed a total of 3 Q drops for as long as they are undergraduates at
> TAMU. There is a proposal to change it to the 2 and 2 system described
> above, but it has not been acted on by the faculty senate or approved by
> the president.
>
> A retraction has been promised by the Editor-in Chief of the Battalion,
> but the retraction will not be prominently displayed (as the erroneous
> article was) because it it not the Battalion's policy to do that.
>
> Over the past years there have been numerous proposals to change / expand
> the Q-drop system, which have not been adopted. This proposal may fare
> better than previous attempts, but until (unless) it is approved, the
> policy of three Q drops remains in effect.
>
> Students should not stop attending or working on a class on the basis that
> they will be able to use this 4th Q drop.
>
> Pete Petersen
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