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RE: Construction around UAB campus
I know the deck across from Lot 15-A is open after 5pm to everyone, as is the med school lot across from the Rec Center.
01-15-2010 04:30 PM
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
theres a starbucks in the library? holy crap, ive been gone a long time.

when i was a student, one of the biggest things students complained about was the parking, which i never thought was that bad. having worked at a couple different universities since then, ive decided that the parking situation at uab was actually pretty darn good. when i worked at the univ of iowa, we parked about a mile away and had to catch a bus to campus...and that was for the doctors. i hear the students had it much worse...
01-15-2010 04:39 PM
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
You should come see the library, it looks great.
01-15-2010 04:40 PM
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
(01-15-2010 12:38 PM)stc Wrote:  
(01-15-2010 12:13 PM)LightEmUp70 Wrote:  
(01-15-2010 11:57 AM)stc Wrote:  
(01-15-2010 10:18 AM)TMcCarty Wrote:  Yes, that deck is having 2 levels added. Also, the library is getting refurbished.

It was a really stupid move on the schools part to not have the deck larger from the get go. Parking is the one thing that there was never enough of in bham and never will be.

It may very well have been an issue of money. It could also have been an issue of let's get this open and build another deck as well so we don't have this taking forever with the students having no place to park.

Quote:The library upgrade is needed but the starbucks confuses me. Im not sure how we had the money to put a starbuls in there but we dont have money for the school to pay fpr paper to print out the class syallbus in most of my courses.

Starbucks makes money. Your syllabus does not. Plus the professors most likely have a limit of how much money they are given to spend.

Starbucks may make money but it took away coputer room in the library and we already had a cooffee shop a block away. Im just echoing what teachers are saying. Whats funny is that my teachers in two totally different departments are saying the same things. Im not saying starbucks was a terrible idea but dont try to sell me on the fact that there is not enough money for paper, i dont believe it. Plus the classes are what makes the money, without the students there would be no need for the starbucks.

We don't need a syllabus handed out to us, anyway. We can just download it from blackboard vista and save it on our desktop.

If I were a teacher, I'd tell my students to do that because I wouldn't waste the paper/$$$ on it.
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
Speaking of parking...it took me 30 minutes to find a spot on Tuesday.

And no, I wasn't looking for the "supreme" parking spot. I couldn't even FIND ONE.
01-15-2010 04:43 PM
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
(01-15-2010 12:38 PM)stc Wrote:  Starbucks may make money but it took away coputer room in the library and we already had a cooffee shop a block away.

And apparently Starbucks took your ability to spell as well.
01-15-2010 04:48 PM
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
is the hideaway cafe still there in the arts and humanities bldg?
01-15-2010 04:53 PM
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(01-15-2010 04:53 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  is the hideaway cafe still there in the arts and humanities bldg?

Nope
01-15-2010 04:56 PM
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
(01-15-2010 04:53 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  is the hideaway cafe still there in the arts and humanities bldg?

You have been gone a long time. That's been gone for 7-8 years.
01-15-2010 05:15 PM
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(01-15-2010 05:15 PM)HSV_BLAZER Wrote:  
(01-15-2010 04:53 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  is the hideaway cafe still there in the arts and humanities bldg?

You have been gone a long time. That's been gone for 7-8 years.
hey, dont rub it in...
01-15-2010 05:37 PM
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
OK... This thread is as good a time as any for the big reveal....

BlazingGoat is back matriculating at his Alma Mater!

There... I said it.

Without going into too much detail your Goat is now a grad student working on his Masters. 03-shhhh

I just started after some 15 years out of school! OMGWTFBBQ!

The long and short of it is that yours truly is having to now hump (thanks to a poor parking situation, failure of his own to pony up the extra bucks for parking under the Education Building as befitting a grad student (cheap, old, bastard!!!), and due to the major surgery being done on campus) the following distance each T/Th morning:

Park in the fractured lot between the hotel/west campus field and the Engineering/Business Building. Walk through same building across behind the old honors building (it still honors?; you know? the Church.) to Humanities, then across the strasse through the education building, across the next strasse and then down to the new Heritage Hall where my undergrad prereqs are.

The ballfield (is it one or two now? Baseball and softball too? I can't tell. It's such a mess.) is tore up from the floor up, the parking outside that and Engineering is tore up, the library is tore up, and the old Blazer Cafe in Hill Center is a madhouse at lunch (too small)*.

The Good: Starbucks!!

Anyone who has a problem with the new Starbucks in our library can suck it! It's like a bar--the only thing keeping me sane...

I'm with DB. Couldn't they have done all this modernization in the 15 years I wasn't there. 03-wink

*Hello 3 hour class break and hump to Purple Onion!
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01-15-2010 06:53 PM
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
Yeah the Church still serves the Honors Program.
01-15-2010 07:03 PM
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
(01-15-2010 05:15 PM)HSV_BLAZER Wrote:  
(01-15-2010 04:53 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  is the hideaway cafe still there in the arts and humanities bldg?

You have been gone a long time. That's been gone for 7-8 years.

I started at UAB in the Fall of 2002 when it was already gone.
01-15-2010 07:06 PM
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
(01-15-2010 07:06 PM)TMcCarty Wrote:  
(01-15-2010 05:15 PM)HSV_BLAZER Wrote:  
(01-15-2010 04:53 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  is the hideaway cafe still there in the arts and humanities bldg?

You have been gone a long time. That's been gone for 7-8 years.

I started at UAB in the Fall of 2002 when it was already gone.

It must have closed earlier in 2002. I started in the fall of 2000 and ate there a LOT the first couple of years.
01-15-2010 07:09 PM
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
(01-15-2010 07:06 PM)TMcCarty Wrote:  
(01-15-2010 05:15 PM)HSV_BLAZER Wrote:  
(01-15-2010 04:53 PM)LairDweller Wrote:  is the hideaway cafe still there in the arts and humanities bldg?

You have been gone a long time. That's been gone for 7-8 years.

I started at UAB in the Fall of 2002 when it was already gone.

I used to have a cup of coffee and a bagel with cream cheese there every morning after Biology...

So sad... Ahh, the good ole days...
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(01-15-2010 04:48 PM)BlazerRod Wrote:  
(01-15-2010 12:38 PM)stc Wrote:  Starbucks may make money but it took away coputer room in the library and we already had a cooffee shop a block away.

And apparently Starbucks took your ability to spell as well.

Yeah and there is now a new computer lab directly across from Starbucks in the Education Building.
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
Also, the library has added more computers.
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
In 1972 when I got my MA in Secondary Ed (from the hand of Dr. Joe Volker), the Library was at the south end of the second floor of Tidwell Hall and the only coffee available on campus was from the 30 cup percolator in Dr. Hubert Harper's office in the basement (Its picture was in the first UAB Annual without a label since everyone knew that coffee pot).

Parking? There were no "lots" or "decks" back then. All parking was on the streets, and you considered a short walk of a few blocks as having been blessed. Anything closer was a miracle. The Baptist Book Store across the alley from the east end of the Towne House Hotel would constantly complain to UAB because students parked in its lot for classes.
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RE: Construction around UAB campus
back in my day we had to walk four miles uphill in the snow to and from class in 30 below weather
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(01-15-2010 09:47 PM)draak ijveraar Wrote:  back in my day we had to walk four miles uphill in the snow to and from class in 30 below weather

I live in MI, I have to do that now.
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