PAC Lab renovated, fucking a.

According to bodacious on-campus reporter, Molly Hartman ’07, PAC Lab is in the process of being completely renovated and more computers have been added to accommodate more fucking assholes playing Warcraft during finals week.

Hopefully, it won’t be so fucking hot all the time anymore. Or so fucking gross-smelling. And apparently they got rid of those fuckawful desks that I bang my fucking shins on six or seven times an hour for the six or seven hours that I’m in there trying to pull off a fucking ten-page paper on fucking social capital-building in fucking urban Texas. Fucking PAC lab.

Anyway, so they’ve like fixed it or some junk.

Anonymous update: Holly, you get this part completely wrong. Olin side of PAC lab is being renovated to accomodate a classroom environment, that will be strictly monitored and open only certain hours. So no more Warcraft playing at night-but also no camping out overnight in Olin side of PAC lab either, because the room gets locked after a certain hour. Think information commons. The cubicles have indeed gone away, so hopefully camping out will be stomped to death. The desks are pretty nice and there are chairs that actually are comfortable.

So wait, is there to be no more 24-hour computer lab in PAC? I oppose camping (unbelievably so) but people do in fact use that computer lab from the hours of 12 am until 8:59 am writing papers legitimately (I have seen this and/or have done this and report about campers’ habits in my livejournal).

People have a right to use the computer labs however they wish. That’s why they’re public labs. however, there are a few things to be aware of. They have a heirarchy in place. Academics trumps everything. If people are being disruptive, and you don’t want to say anything, you can call public safety, or ask a lab consultant. If you can’t find a computer because someone’s on a 16-hour WOW binge, they gotta give it up.

So public safety can bust up WOW? Really!? That’s actually really good to know.

They are moving away from acutal desktop computers in all the labs and moving towards spaces like Infocommons where you can bring your laptop to work in a nice quiet environment conduscive to working. PAC side of PACLab will remain like it was the previous year. Something you should know is that the people who build and maintain the labs get told what to do in them, they do not make the decisions. They just build what they are told.

Agreed, and I understand the frustrations. I just wish the administration would monitor more of the habits of Wesleyan students circa 3am during finals week or any given Sunday night and see what it’s like to desperately need to get a paper out the next day but there’s no paper in any printer on campus and HAS and STlab are 8million degrees and PAC is filled with WOW players.

Info commons was a smashing success and I’m personally happy to know that at least that went recognized.

2 thoughts on “PAC Lab renovated, fucking a.

  1. Anonymous

    Holly, you get this part completely wrong. Olin side of PAC lab is being renovated to accomodate a classroom environment, that will be strictly monitored and open only certain hours. So no more Warcraft playing at night-but also no camping out overnight in Olin side of PAC lab either, because the room gets locked after a certain hour. Think information commons. The cubicles have indeed gone away, so hopefully camping out will be stomped to death. The desks are pretty nice and there are chairs that actually are comfortable.People have a right to use the computer labs however they wish. That’s why they’re public labs. however, there are a few things to be aware of. They have a heirarchy in place. Academics trumps everything. If people are being disruptive, and you don’t want to say anything, you can call public safety, or ask a lab consultant. If you can’t find a computer because someone’s on a 16-hour WOW binge, they gotta give it up.They are moving away from acutal desktop computers in all the labs and moving towards spaces like Infocommons where you can bring your laptop to work in a nice quiet environment conduscive to working. PAC side of PACLab will remain like it was the previous year. Something you should know is that the people who build and maintain the labs get told what to do in them, they do not make the decisions. They just build what they are told.–Someone in the know about the labs.

  2. Anonymous

    Holly, you get this part completely wrong. Olin side of PAC lab is being renovated to accomodate a classroom environment, that will be strictly monitored and open only certain hours. So no more Warcraft playing at night-but also no camping out overnight in Olin side of PAC lab either, because the room gets locked after a certain hour. Think information commons. The cubicles have indeed gone away, so hopefully camping out will be stomped to death. The desks are pretty nice and there are chairs that actually are comfortable.

    People have a right to use the computer labs however they wish. That’s why they’re public labs. however, there are a few things to be aware of. They have a heirarchy in place. Academics trumps everything. If people are being disruptive, and you don’t want to say anything, you can call public safety, or ask a lab consultant. If you can’t find a computer because someone’s on a 16-hour WOW binge, they gotta give it up.

    They are moving away from acutal desktop computers in all the labs and moving towards spaces like Infocommons where you can bring your laptop to work in a nice quiet environment conduscive to working. PAC side of PACLab will remain like it was the previous year. Something you should know is that the people who build and maintain the labs get told what to do in them, they do not make the decisions. They just build what they are told.
    –Someone in the know about the labs.

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