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I hate rainy days. I suppose it's fitting seeing as this is the first day of Lent. I was going to go to mass this morning, the 7:00 AM at St. Thomas, but seeing as I woke up at 8:05 AM, that didn't really happen. And neither did my math class, but that's usual, isn't it? I am going to fail that class. I wonder, at what GPA do they kick you out of the School of Business? I got an 85.75 on my COMS exam. Not bad, but it needs to be better to pull up my other grades. I have an Italian mid-term on Friday. I need to do awesome on that. I'm going to hole up in the library after classes on Friday until the Battle of the Bands even though it goes against all my principles to do work on the weekend. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
All the anti-war hippies are outside the library. They're so dumb. Really, why do they waste their time? All their little fucking protests don't mean a damn thing to the people who are making the decisions in our government about whether or not we're going to bomb the shit out of Iraq. I don't want war either, but I don't want to have NYC go up in a mushroom cloud or have my friends and family die of smallpox or anthrax. I don't know, you irritate me, hippies. Go be useful and stop polluting my campus with your megaphones and posters and peace signs. It's annoying and so are you.
In COMS we are talking about relationships, and it's depressing, especially on a day like today. I don't think I have very good communication in mind. I don't really know what I want in life or anything anymore. But I still want to take off for California this summer. And I want on campus housing, which is why I need to drop off this letter to DRL
March 5, 2003

Ms. Carole Henry
Director Residential Life
Wilbur Cross - Unit 4022
Storrs, CT 06269

Dear Ms. Henry:

I know that Professor Gramling has already spoken with you briefly about my situation but I felt that I should personally let you know how important it is for me to live on campus. In addition to the fact that I want to live on campus like all the other commuter applicants for on-campus housing, there are other factors that strongly suggest that I should. The first and most important reason that I should live on campus is my living situation at home. On November 1st my mother had a stroke and was recovering at various rehabilitation centers during the remainder of the fall semester. At this time I was living at home alone, however, the constant attention that was required of me to take care of her caused somewhat of an academic drain on me. Now that she has moved home this February I have been under even more stress to deal with household issues despite the fact that we have a live-in caretaker. In fact, with the live-in health aide, my house has almost become too crowded for me. I fear this will cause my grades to suffer even more this semester, and the sooner that I can get out of this environment the sooner I can focus on my studies.

Secondly, living on campus would make a great deal of sense in my situation considering the fact that I work at UConn Transportation driving the shuttle buses around campus. The fact that I have to drive over 25 minutes to and from home every time I need to come into work most nights is an extra burden on my time. Combined with my normal commute, I am looking at almost two hours a day just being in the car.

Finally, I also participate in the UConn Marching Band. As I am sure that you are already aware, students who are in this program are required to move into housing a week in advance for our grueling preseason camp. My friend, Susan Boehm, a resident in Northwest this year, is also a member of the UCMB, and as Professor Gramling may have mentioned to you, we would like to room together next year. It would be convenient for us to be roommates since we both have to be on campus early for the preseason. Being in the marching band also requires me to be at all the football games, which as we all know, are going to be at the new Rentschler Field in East Hartford. I will be need to be on campus in order to get transportation to and from the games with the marching band. By commuting I am missing out on the opportunity to fully participate in every part of this experience that I would have otherwise been able to if I was a resident. Being a commuter prevents me from doing so many other extracurricular activities, too, just because the driving to and from campus becomes too much of a burden.

In reviewing the previous three reasons why I need to live on campus in order to succeed academically, occupationally, and socially I hope that you agree that I would best add to the UConn community by living on campus. Thank you for your time considering my situation.

Laura Bittner

Ms. Pamela Schipani, Asst. Director of Assignments, Residential Life
Lawrence J. Gramling, School of Business

in a bit. So really, anyone want to go to California with me this summer? We should start planning it now, or something. Yeah. I'm going to go be productive or something.

EDIT: I'm soooo excited. So I didn't decide to go and be productive, and actually was on the Ataris website and discovered that they're coming to the Palladium on April 30th, when I won't be in Maine! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAAYYYYYYY! Yes, I did already buy tickets. haha



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Mar. 5th, 2003 12:26 pm (UTC)
the letter sounds good . . . you really DO need to get housing, stupid uconn. good luck!!!
Mar. 5th, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC)
People exercising their right to speak out against the domninant paradigm should never be looked down on.

In my mind, Iraq has given us no reason for us to start fucking them up.

They might have weapons... big deal!! We have more . .we have the most!

We seem to think that its ok to have weapons, but its not ok for anyone else to be armed.

Americans are sometimes the most Un-American people of all.
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