Thursday, July 31, 2008

Late Night Study Isn't Going Anywhere!

Thanks to the work of many concerned students, the administration has decided to keep Late Night study as it currently exists. Desider Vikor, the new Dean of Libraries, sent me the following message today, which is being distributed to library employees. It just goes to show how productive students can be when they join together to voice their concerns!

"I am writing to let you know that the McKeldin Library Late Night Study
Service will continue uninterrupted and unchanged. As has been the practice in
previous years, the service will start 2 weeks into the semester, on September 14, 2008, and will run 14 weeks through final exams. The service will open again 2-3 weeks into the spring semester. Late Night Study Service is a unique campus service that is offered 5 days a week (Sunday-Thursday nights) during the academic year.
--Desider Vikor"

Posted by: Alex Beuchler, President

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Social Security Number on Parking Mailer

Early in July, a brochure was sent out to University of Maryland Students with parking information. Unfortunately, printed on these mailers were students' social security numbers.

The Department of Transportation Services, in conjunction with Student Affairs, will be providing free Equifax services for students who register by September 10th. To find out more about this service, go to

Also, you can place a fraud alert on your credit by going to

If you still have your mailer, black out the number or shred the document before throwing it away. At this point, this is unfortunately the only option we have to correct this error.

Any other questions can be directed to the University at 1-877-935-2428

Posted by: Alex Beuchler, President

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Late Night at the Library

Word has been circulating that late night at the library will be ending. When? We're not sure. Why? We're not sure. The only thing students really know is that this can not happen.

There has already been a Facebook group started to show opposition to the idea.

Students need the space to read, study and get work done. We are here for an education and need a place to aid in our success to our academic endeavors. I know as much as anyone else, we are busy during the day, and sometimes those late night hours are the few hours we have between classes and meetings to finish that paper you have due!

To voice your concern for the late night issue, please email Provost Farvardin, Dean Lowry, and Dean Vikor (,,

Posted by: Alex Beuchler, President