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Faculty approves evening class time change for 29 courses

Prompted by a recommendation from the Varsity Student Athlete Advisory Committee, the faculty approved a policy May 1 that will delay the starting time for some evening classes from 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

In a campus-wide e-mail yesterday, Acting Registrar Joseph Greenberg — who is secretary of the Faculty Committee on Classrooms and Schedules — said the change was made to give students more time to participate in extracurricular activities and eat dinner before evening classes.

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Evening meetings of courses with multiple sections, however, will still start at 7 p.m. because students can attend alternate sections during the day, Greenberg said. "There was some concern that 10:30 p.m. was late," he said. "We wanted to address the most pressing issue of students who had no choice."

The time change will affect a total of 39 precepts, seminars, laboratories and lectures in 29 courses.

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