Posted by Nate Goldman
on Monday, February 4th 2019:
In Reply to: Re: Cold Weather posted by Barb on Monday, February 4th 2019:
Barb, I believe that the majority of the class showed up for the final Art exam; however, I recall that not everybody came. I can't definitively state what happened to those who never came, since that course was an elective (Art). Prior to the final, we had to go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan (before the transit strike), and pick a painting at random, which was on display. Then, we had to do study that painting, and write a report about that painting, which had to be submitted to he Professor. I was glad that I passed that course, as Art was not something that I excelled in. It has also occurred to me, that particular Art Professor did not make that decision on his own. If he required the students to show up during the transit strike, then it is possible that other teachers also did that. However, to the best of my recollection, that Art final was the only one, which I had to take during the transit strike. I had several other courses with finals, and I'm positive that I didn't have to take them during the strike. I agree that there has been quite a cultural shift, pertaining to cancelling classes, in inclement weather, or because of mitigating circumstances (strikes). Of course, in 1966, there was no Internet, or Facebook, where we could all communicate with each other. The only computers which we were exposed to, were the gigantic ones, at the Bernard M. Baruch College, which were in air-conditioned rooms, as they were very sensitive to the environment.
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