Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Date: Tue, May 25, 2010 at 2:44 PM
Subject: Removal of VCRs and DVD/VCR combo units from ITS Classrooms
To: Classtech <firstname.lastname@example.org>
As previously announced, VCRs and DVD/VCR combo units are being removed from classrooms beginning on May 26, 2010. The project will be completed by the beginning of Summer Session 2 on June 14, 2010. VCRs and DVD/VCR combos will be replaced with stand alone DVD players.
All of the major manufacturers have ended production of stand-alone VCRs. Soon manufacturers will end production of VCR/DVD combo units as well. As the devices fail, repairs and replacement will not be possible.
We realize that many instructors still have important instructional video content on VHS tape. Several colleges and departments offer conversion services, often for free, so please check with your particular support unit. If you have content that is under copyright, you can contact the Information Processing & Management unit of the Library (http://www.library.uiuc.edu/ipm/). They can assist faculty and instructors in researching and acquiring content that is currently available in new formats. CITES Digital Media Group also offers a video tape to DVD transfer service for video that you have permission to copy. Please contact the CITES Help Desk 244-7000 or email@example.com for more information.
Please note that all ITS classrooms have audio/video inputs that allow users to connect their own VCRs into the system. If you would like to sign up to have one of the removed VCRs transferred to your inventory or need assistance connecting your own VCR to the system, please contact us. If you have any questions, please call our office at 333-8165 or contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
#2) I think it'd also be fun to ask the administration to consider a cultural house for blondes. After all, we're underrepresented at the university, and have sustained a long history of merciless stereotypes. (Yes, I jest).
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I recommend that the University reconsider its application guidelines for the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) (www.grad.uiuc.edu/srop). I love the fact that our University is reaching out to underrepresented minorities, but I think that programs such as this one should invite all students to apply. When students are profiled based on race -- whether for positive or negative reasons -- it limits our ability as a campus to get beyond racism. I share Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream that one day skin color will no longer play a part in how any of us are perceived or treated. Thank you very much for considering my feedback.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
"The poor and needy search for water, but there is none; their tongues are parched with thirst. But I the Lord will answer them; I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it... (Isaiah 41:8-20)
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't an SUV-driver.
THEN THEY CAME for the smokers,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a smoker.
THEN THEY CAME for the McD-eaters,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a McD-eater.
THEN THEY CAME for me
and by that time no one was left to speak up.