Sadly, learning how to relax has always been on my bucket list. This whole semester has felt like a brief stint in mental rehab, and I have finally learned the true sense of the word “relaxation” thanks to a little trip to the south of Spain.
At Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, professors slammed the Calendar Committee’s latest proposal to revise the academic calendar, saying the changes could prove detrimental to both the quality of students’ academic experiences and their mental health.
Though the words “spring break” usually evoke images of students tanning by the beach or partying at a tropical resort, this year Cornell students filled their nine days of freedom with an array of experiences, including volunteering and traveling.
It is that time of year: You have returned from spring break with memories (or lack thereof) floating in the back of your mind of the beach, partying or doing absolutely nothing all day until your parents cooked you a nice dinner. You now realize that you did not do any of the work that is due this week, but you can’t seem to care enough to get your act together.
With Spring Break within reach and unseasonably warm weather in the forecast, this week is sure to be one of the longest of the semester. While many of us may be dragging our feet to class and trying to recall what the insides of our eyelids look like, it is nice to remember that there is solace — a welcome break from the mid-semester slump on the horizon.
The University’s Calendar Committee is proposing to add four vacation days to the spring semester and shorten exam week in an effort to reduce student stress, the committee’s chair Prof. Jeff Doyle, plant biology, confirmed Wednesday.