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It’s a Princeton tradition to clap for a professor at the end of the last lecture of the year. For students, it’s a way to show our appreciation for the work professors do to teach classes and share their knowledge. As the end of the semester approaches and students prepare to head off for break, the Board wants to suggest that students take some extra time and effort to thank some of the other people who are responsible for the quality of our Princeton experience: the staff. Members of the staff often go unacknowledged, but they are vital to making our time here as special as it is.

Since these individuals often work in the early morning, we sometimes take for granted our clean bathrooms, empty trashcans and well-functioning facilities. The men and women who perform these services for us are sometimes unseen and therefore unfortunatelyunderappreciated. Regardless, these services are important elements of thecomfort of our Princeton experience. In spite of the mess that we sometimes make, we can wake up and find that it has been cleaned up. This does not excuse our messy behavior, but rather partially illustrates the debt we owe to the staff. We can leave trash outside our rooms, and we know that it will reliably be picked up. And we can frequent clean dining halls and eat high-quality food. While these may seem like small things to students, there is a large amount of work that goes into providing us with these and other services.

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