Crimson staff writer
Gregory A. Briker
Stories from students reveal that, despite ramped up efforts and investment from many places within the University, some problems with the advising system persist. Many advisers are able to give the time and attention to students necessary, but others are too busy with their full-time jobs; either way, advisers face challenges guiding students through a vast curriculum on which no one has complete expertise.
While our TFs always try to be helpful, sometimes their generous advice comes in the form of pure brutality. Every now and then, we get a paper back and the unforgiving red ink is more honest than we needed it to be. Because it happens way too often, FM takes another look at some of our TFs’ greatest hits in the genre of mean comments.
Hey __________ (kid who lives in New York / “friend” from my Gov section / my Ec TF), you know we’ve _________ (been friends / hated each other / had a non-exclusive, consistent “thing”) for a while now and my family __________ (lives too far away / hates me / is vegetarian), so I don’t have a place to __________ (crash / eat / procreate) over Thanksgiving Break.
Last week, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences announced that is likely to create a new undergraduate concentration in Theater, Dance, and Media. We weren’t sure exactly how “media” fit into all of this. But we thought it was a good idea. So good, in fact, that we thought that some other concentrations that could also benefit from a little dose of media.