Finals now set to begin next week

Officials at the Georgetown University Law Center voted to hold final exams starting in April this year instead of May for budgetary reasons. All exams will be held at the same dates and times, a month prior to the original dates. 

This change is cost-effective because it cuts out an additional month’s worth of professors’ salaries and other expenses needed to maintain daily campus activities. The school plans to use the money to support a new Madonna Monday initiative to help reduce stress levels on campus.

Due to the overwhelming popularity of Wednesday Wind Down, Georgetown Law officials have been looking to expand upon weekly offerings.  The ‘80s theme for the upcoming Equal Justice Foundation auction provided the much needed inspiration for the task force. Dean Mitchell Bailin explained the decision in an exclusive interview with Law Weekly staff.  “Madonna Mondays will promote inclusiveness on campus. Additionally, studies have shown that music improves brain function.
Officials at the Georgetown University Law Center voted to hold final exams starting in April this year instead of May for budgetary reasons. All exams will be held at the same dates and times, a month prior to the original dates. This change is cost-effective because it cuts out an additional month’s worth of professors’ salaries and other expenses needed to maintain daily campus activities. The school plans to use the money to support a new Madonna Monday initiative to help reduce stress levels on campus.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of Wednesday Wind Down, Georgetown Law officials have been looking to expand upon weekly offerings.  The ‘80s theme for the upcoming Equal Justice Foundation auction provided the much needed inspiration for the task force. Dean Mitchell Bailin explained the decision in an exclusive interview with Law Weekly staff. “Madonna Mondays will promote inclusiveness on campus. Additionally, studies have shown that music improves brain function and dancing has essential cardio vascular benefits while providing an outlet for the stress and anxiety that is prevalent in law school,” said Bailin confidently.
Licensing Madonna’s music, scheduling aerobics classes at the Sport and Fitness Center, and ordering clothes that students can wear for Madonna Monday exhausted the school’s supplemental funding and a sizeable portion of other funds, including scholarships, necessitating a shorter second semester. The Student Bar Association, while at first hesitant about the idea was won over by the presentation given by the Task Force led by Dean William Treanor.  
“When we saw and felt the sheer joy of seeing Dean Treanor vogue we were sold. Sometimes law students just need to blow off some steam and not take themselves too seriously,” noted SBA Vice President New Sofa.  The SBA is confident that the student body will also become enthusiastic   supporters of the change.  

The decision to hold finals in April will undoubtedly leave some students concerned.  It will be left to the discretion of professors to hold students accountable for their entire syllabuses. In some cases students may find themselves responsible for less material. 

Professor Elizabeth Ewert, Director of Academic Enhancement Programs, added that “while moving finals up may increase student anxiety, we are confident that the effects will be mitigated by the power of Madonna’s upbeat and empowering message and the extended summer break should allow for increased relaxation.”  

Furthermore, Madonna Mondays are expected to boost applications to the Law Center.  It is the first program of its kind at any law school in the country.  The novelty of a weekly dance party will undoubtedly appeal to the discerning members of the class of 2017.  A poll of current college third-years confirmed the theory, who listed ‘80s theme parties as one of the their favorite activities.

Both SBA and the Office of the Dean of Students have opened their doors to student comments.

 

 by Hayley Webster, 1L

 

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