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UNH: A Love/Hate Relationship

Lindsay Lynch

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As a student leader and a senior here at UNH, I cherish the four years I have been here and all the people I have met along the way. Now, I don’t know about anyone else, but I feel like I do so much for the university but when we as students seem to need the school the most we have no one to rely on.

I don’t know about other seniors out there, and I am only going to speak for myself, but I am personally upset with classes. This semester, I only needed to be enrolled in one more class so that I would have the proper number of credits in order to graduate … and I was turned down. This class was an online class, mind you, but I couldn’t get in because it was already full. I am currently enrolled in classes where you can barely find a seat or need to bring an extra chair into class. Yet the university won’t allow for the over enrollment of an online class, where there are no actual chairs to sit in.

I tried taking a class over intersession but the class was full. I was told not to worry; since there was so much interest in the class, they would add another section. I was let down and became upset when that never happened. If there are a bunch of students who all want to enroll in the same class, it usually means it is a requirement. Common sense says the university should probably add another section.

Now I don’t mean to sit here and complain about UNH. It really is a good school and gives a ton of opportunities as far as clubs and organizations go. There are a lot of very talented professors and staff members. But since we are all here as students first, you would think that the university would work with the students in filling classes. I’m happy that our school is growing, building, and improving in so many ways, but the administration needs to remember where growth leads to. All of the current freshmen will become seniors one day and all of the classes need some equality. We all pay the same amount to be here, minus grants and scholarships, so we should all be treated the same way. I don’t want to be left out just because I’m a senior and leaving in a few months.

At the end of the day, we are all students who are just trying to get our work done and have a little fun along the way. For some of us, four years is all we can afford to pay for college.

When you need only one or two classes and “over enrollment” and missing sections make you fall, who will be there for you and how will you get it all done?

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