Now that it’s midterm season, you may be just discovering that the campus libraries have made a few changes. Moffitt and the Main Stacks are now the only libraries open on Saturday (but at least they open at 9 a.m. instead of 2 p.m.) and finals 24-hour study hall is now a thing of the past. That’s right, no more Anoncon marathons or Main Stacks hookup fantasies.

Maybe students are still caught up in the spirit of protest due to the recent walkout or just really downright incensed that they can’t go to the Anthropology Library on Saturdays anymore (it is our favorite library on campus), but for whatever reason, the Anthropology Library has become the location for a 24-hour “study in.”

The tagline for the event is “last time we walked out … this time we’ll study in.” read more »


Up through the end of finals, the staffs of the Doe and Moffitt Libraries will be on full alert for expected increases in the smuggling of foodstuffs. Students living in libraries for the last week have had to act surreptitiously to remain well-nourished.

Library staffs have been regularly patrolling these study areas with garbage bags and confiscating everything edible. These patrolmen and women are so confident in their ability to spot even a crumb that they boldly announce their presence in hideous bright lime t-shirts. Apparently, having any sort of fashion sense is not a prerequisite for being a library administrator.
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