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Things apparently have not changed in the last 35 years!  :0

The attendance policy is bogus. This is not high school, we are here because we want to be, not because we have to. We are paying quite a bit of money for the teachers to teach us so whether we want to show up should be up to us. The professors are still getting paid regardless. Its not that I even skip class but I should not have to not only justify why I was not in class but I should not have to provide written documentation from a doctor in order to be excused from class. If I stop showing to class it will show in my grades and I'll either fail or I wont. If a student is not showing up to class then let them fail, we are adults now and we do not need babied.


Posted 11-10-07: Fall 2005 or Spring 2006 I sent to the SGA President a Senate Bill to change the attendance policy and included talking points, arguments if you will, to support passing the Bill and presenting the request to the Board of Visitors. I tried to keep up with the SGA minutes, but they were not regularly posted online. I also requested several times that minutes be posted in a timely manner so that students who cannot attend the meetings, or are commuters living outside the Farmville town limits, can keep abreast of events. No luck. On either count. I don't think they ever discussed passing the bill to change the attendance policy.

Someone, a current student, should take up the cause and keep this matter open. Take up a petition and present student signatures to the SGA and request, again, that they pass a bill to present, with the signed petitions, to the BoV to change the attendance policy. Someone must take up the cause every year until the attendance policy is satisfactorily changed. After all, it took at least 7 years (maybe more) of student activity, faculty and staff involvement, and Presidential prodding to get a Board of Visitors group to finally include "sexual orientation" in Longwood's Affirmative Action Statement.


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