Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stop SOPA and PIPA

SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) on the surface are supposed to curtail online piracy. Don’t be fooled. Legislations are not always what they seem to be on the surface.

SOPA and PIPA will have an effect (inadvertent or not) in outrageous censorship and hindrance to individuals, businesses, and other organizations. Indirectly, it will have a negative impact on the economy if passed. Is not our economy doing bad enough already?

Let’s stop censorship! Contact you senators to communicate to them your opposition to SOPA and PIPA.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Academic Calendar: Keep an Eye on It

Looking at the academic calendar is one of the most important things to do at the beginning of every semester. This applies to all students, tutors, faculty, and staff members. Academic calendars can be found at:
Kingsborough Community College Academic Calendar

Baruch College Academic Calendar

BMCC Academic Calendar

City College of New York Academic Calendar

Hunter College Academic Calendar

John Jay College Academic Calendar

Kingsborough Community College Academic Calendar

Queens College  (Click the correct semester under "Important Dates" section.)

I know of a tutor who, when he was still new to the college, did not know about the academic calendar. On one Tuesday that was a Monday schedule (as indicated on the academic calendar), he did not show up for the labs and workshops he was supposed to be teaching that day, because he did not know about the academic calendar and therefore did not know about the schedule change for that specific date.

Keep an eye on the academic calendar throughout the semester. Enter the holidays and the days of schedule-changes (conversion days) into your personal calendars or smartphones. Such a simple action will prevent problems.

For free academic lessons online in various subjects, go to 

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