Learning Commons Open to Undergraduate Students Effective Monday
Following a request by the Queen’s University administration, the Learning Commons at the Faculty of Law is to be opened to all undergraduate students effective Monday, April 4.
The request came after the administration expressed concern about the lack of study space available to undergraduate students.
An informed source told Juris Diction that restricting the Learning Commons to law students was “elitist” and “confirms that Suits is more documentary than drama.”
The call to open the Learning Commons to non-law students was discussed at a pleasant meeting of the Faculty Board yesterday. After a short debate, the vote on the proposal passed with near-unanimous support.
Dean Flanagan noted that the Queen’s Law community implicitly wanted the Learning Commons to be an open space all along.
“People used the ‘Please Do Not Prop Open the Doors’ sign to prop open the doors. This was a clear message to us that restricting the Learning Commons was unpopular,” he said. “We heard that message and we acted.”
Undergraduate students reacted positively to the news that the Learning Commons was to become truly ‘common’ to all.
“I think it’s fantastic,” said second-year English student Julia Holland. “I’m already gathering eight or nine of us to take over an entire table.”
First-year Engineering student and rabid Toronto Raptors fan Jules Fisher expressed particular excitement at the large televisions in the meeting rooms. “I always hated not being able to see the Raptors during exam season. Now I can have the game on while I study!”
Reacting to the Faculty Board decision, Student Senator Ian Moore was more philosophical. “I’m graduating this year anyway…so glad I don’t have to deal with this.”
Juris Diction will be hosting a town hall for law students to express their views on the issue this Monday. Samosas will be served.