Does Dr. Ardaiolo Approve of Underage Drinking?

The following quote was pulled directly from an all student email sent to Winthrop students.

Please be a good neighbor, and if you drink, PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

Please notice the lack of any mention of following the law.

Published in: on 22 February 2008 at 11:29 pm  Comments (2)  
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Campus Police Arriving Closer to Sane

We emailed Mr. Jack Allen (a parking enforcement officer) and Mr. Frank Zebedis (chief of Winthrop Police) to see if they had something to say about this post. Only Chief Zebedis wrote back to us, but there is no way to tell if the two spoke and decided to only have one person send an e-mail or if Mr. Allen decided for whatever reason on his own not to respond.

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A Note To Cheaters

If you’re good enough to get away with having your notes on the floor in the front of the classroom during a final exam, then the least you can do is remember to take them with you.

Published in: on 12 December 2007 at 9:31 am  Leave a Comment  
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Campus Police Gone Crazy

I’ll admit, we were already on Christmas Break. But after coming into my room and seeing this e-mail, something had to be written.

So today I had to call campus police to jump my car after my battery died. The guy who came to jump my car informed me that my car was not registered with campus police and I could be fined $75 just for driving on campus. I told him that I don’t need to park on campus because I live very close and usually walk to class. He said the registration was not for parking, it was just for driving. I was thinking registering my vehicle meant that I just have to fill out some form until he assured me, “You could do it right now and since the semester’s almost over it should only cost you about $40.”

I told him that was the most ridiculous thing I had ever heard and told him I would not be bringing my car on campus anymore.

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Some Interesting E-mails

It seems that last week’s articles outlining how Cafe Cash isn’t really tax free ruffled a few feathers (as seen here, here, and here). Looks like Winthrop doesn’t want to have anything to do with this little blog. We here at Winthrop Sucks think that is a shame. We realize that the name implies that we don’t like Winthrop, and that makes perfect sense. What doesn’t is some emails that we received last week.

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Published in: on 12 November 2007 at 10:52 am  Comments (2)  

A Possible Conclusion to the Tax Issue With Cafe Cash

I was informed by someone who wishes to remain anonymous of a rather interesting conversation with someone rather high up in Dining Services.

This student asked why we have been told that Cafe Cash is tax free and then charged tax on items, and was told that Cafe Cash should not be charged tax. This student was also told that the number found on a student ID could be used instead of receipts in order to remedy the problem.

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Nancy Drew and the Missing Cafe Cash

For many people, eight percent of a bill isn’t that big of a deal. It’s something you don’t notice, a mild irritation. This is what has happened with our café cash system. Students are told that café cash is tax free, however, upon coming to the university and using café cash, they find out it isn’t. Big deal, there are more important things to worry about.

But are there?

Over the course of a semester, (as stated in the article before this) at the very least $17,000 is lost in tax revenue for café cash. This does not include commuters, people who purchase more café cash, or faculty. So, now that we know this money is gone, where is it going- and more importantly- WHY didn’t anyone notice where it went?

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Published in: on 8 November 2007 at 11:59 am  Comments (1)  
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What Part of ‘Tax Free’ Is Missing?

Firstly, I would like to apologize for the lack of posts over the past few days. But we have something that I think will make up for that.

One of the things that we were told on our campus tour, during orientation, Welcome Week our freshman year, and when looking at pages such as the Winthrop University Cafe Cash page and Campus Dish is that you will receive an 8% discount when you use Cafe Cash instead of some other form of money. However, this does not seem to be the case. Which begs the question, if students are being given an 8% discount where is it? And if not, why does everyone in the university insist on telling us that the discount exists?

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Despite E-mail, No Change in Smoking Policy

In the Daily Student Announcements on October 30, 2007 there was a message from Dr. Frank Ardaiolo urging students to know and follow the smoking policy. Too bad this message does nothing more than send a reminder to a community that is knowingly ignoring this policy.

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Teach Us to be Green By Being a Good Example

One of Winthrop’s biggest goals seems to be teaching its students the importance of living the green lifestyle. And there is almost no way that saving resources and using less energy can be a bad thing. Most of the time Winthrop does a good job with this. Last year green cleaning products were freely given to any student who wanted them. And although the effectiveness of these products can be debated, the effort cannot.

Too bad Winthrop doesn’t take this same approach when it comes to water.

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Published in: on 27 October 2007 at 6:14 am  Comments (2)  
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