|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Student Computer Sciences Study Center
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From: Ruben Safir
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To: Christopher League
Subject: [LIU Comp Sci] Student Computer Sciences Study Center
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1- The comp/sci students are being treated like latchkey children. They
currently hangout in the hallway while everyone else has room to hack
2- Computer Education requires creative experimentation, tutelage and
collaboration. This can not be accomplished without the students having
an open hacking space any more than the photography program can teach
photography without an open wetlab.
3- Computer Science students need to know that they can come into the
school at various times and know that they will find a home where other
computer science students are working on software projects and assignments.
4- Computer Science students need a place for themselves on campus.
Even if it just for socializing and eating Piazza. The school library
can not substitute for this. They need a less structured place where
they can dump there hardware, collaborate and share ideas. This is the
CORNERSTONE of every successful computer science program.
5- Comp Sci Students have to stop being treated like the enemy who
don't belong on the campus, which is exactly how they currently feel.
6- Computer Science Labs are a studio, and a crucible where IT talent is
forged, and where they learn the vital skills to debate and work with
peers which determines the difference between success or failure in the