On Thu, 2008-06-05 at 13:07 -0400, Michael Leone wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 12:22 PM, Christopher M. Jones
> > But now my professor has written me a very scathing note
> > that none of my assignments will be graded unless I submit
> > "properly", and she quoted me chapter and verse of the
> > Requirements" specification:
> > http://www.ischool.drexel.edu/PS/GraduatePrograms/MSIS/ComputerRequirements/
> > Now, I read this when I signed up at Drexel, but I've always
> > "not supported" as 'we're not going to help you with it.' But
> > case it seems that "not supported" means 'required to run
> "Not Supported" = You can use it, but it if causes us any problems
> in: makes us accept your work via email, or yanking them out of a
> comment box, or in any other way that makes us to perform work
> specifically for you, because of your choice of OS), then we won't
> help you at ALL. Period. End of Statement. Next!
> > This doesn't seem right to me
> Look at it from the point of view of the University - you agreed to
> the conditions (including having a Windows PC available as a
> in case of problems). You are admittedly *NOT* in compliance with
> Computers without a MS Windows operating system are not supported
> the iSchool, and students must have access to a Windows PC as a
> Note *MUST* have access to a Windows PC as a backup.
> > I'm angry at the moment, and I feel like writing someone a
> > organizing petitions and protests, etc. Of course I won't,
> > don't know who to write and I doubt anyone would listen.
> Will you get a massive enough student protest because you won't use
> WIndows, enough to force the University to change their rules?
> > Comments? Advice?
> Submit your assignments from from a friend's Windows laptop, if you
> won't or can't run Windows (perhaps in a VM) on your own laptop?
> That would be easist, especially since others have posted that not
> every professor is so strict about enforcing compliance. When the
> course is over, this issue will go away for you, right?
> And yes, this sucks, and Drexel shouldn't be so draconian (heh)