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    Soundbite: new class-standing system would disrupt students’ lives

    University administrators have proposed a new class-standing system which would require 30 completed units for sophomore status, 60 for junior status and 90 for senior. The status quo only requires that those numbers be in progress. These changes would serve not only to make the path to graduation more difficult but also cause many more students to burn out.

    Since 12 units per semester are required to be a full-time student, we should have the right to take just those 12 units without worrying that it will affect our ability to graduate. Administrators would be irresponsible if they chose to push students to take more units per semester than they feel capable of completing. Encouraging students to over-work themselves is counterproductive to the goal of helping them graduate. The increased stress is likely to cause increased drop-outs, which flies in the face of the UA’s mission. Administrators must consider the adverse effects of this proposal and overturn it.

    -ÿHeather Price-Wright is a creative writing and Latin American studies sophomore.

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