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Wed Apr 25, 2018, 03:22 AM

Lawmakers consider changing LSU class times to ease traffic

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Prohibiting Louisiana State University classes from starting before 10 a.m. would be one option studied to reduce traffic issues in a city under legislation that a state House of Representatives panel has approved.

News outlets report the measure cleared the House Transportation Committee without objection Tuesday and now goes to the full House. Under it, staggered work hours for major Baton Rouge employers, including state agencies, and encouraging businesses to allow employees to work from home would also be studied.

The proposal would create a study group including LSU, state and other officials.

The Advocate couldn't reach the resolution's sponsor, Sen. Dale Erdey, for comment. Social media criticism of his proposal included that delaying classes would hamper students with jobs, and lawmakers are unwilling to find financial solutions to road problems.

Read more here: http://www.theolympian.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article209773239.html

I always felt fortunate if I didn't have an 8 a.m. class so starting at 10 a.m. would have been a luxury.

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Wed Apr 25, 2018, 03:29 AM

1. Calc I and II at 8:00am

The instructor was amazing and the only reason I did well in both classes but 10:00 would have been so much better. However, I can see where this could be a problem for students who have school age children and are trying to limit paying for childcare.

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Wed Apr 25, 2018, 03:55 AM

2. Calculus III at 8 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday during my sophomore year.

The instructor was boring as hell, but he let us sit wherever we wanted in the classroom so I chose the window sill looking over the campus at the back of the room. Despite my nonchalant attitude, I did participate in the class and I had great three dimensional vision since I had taken linear algebra, physics, and organic chemistry that year so I finished the class with a 98 average.

The rule on campus was that if the professor was late by 10 minutes it resulted in a walk for the class. The one time when that professor didn't show, I simply jumped out the first floor window and went on one of many of my rolling adventures on the back county roads of Williamson County.

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