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Office of Academic Administration and Student Affairs

Asst. Dean Stephen Sowle

Weeks of July 8 and July 15, 2019

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New Chicago-Kent Law Review Members. I'm happy to announce that the students listed below have been invited to join the Chicago-Kent Law Review based on their academic performance. This revised list includes Travis (McKay) Mitchell, who was not included in the original publication of the list.

Jessica A. Arencibia Alex M. Matthews
Greyson S. Fitzgerald Evan M. McLaughlin
Carter R. Frambes Travis (McKay) Mitchell
Charles Gandelman Jennifer V. Nacht
Rachel E. Gray Bora Ndregjoni
Ross J. Greenspan Gina E. Qualter
Emily J. Hartney Joseph B. Sherling
Andrea Jakubas Abraham J. Varon
Douglas C. Johnson Blaine J. Zern
Connor T. Lynch  

Summer 2019 Pass/Fail Revocations. The deadline for revoking pass/fail for all elective Summer courses is Thursday, July 18, at 5:00pm. To revoke a pass/fail election, go to your Web for Students account and navigate to the appropriate link in the lefthand menu.

Summer 2019 Exams.

•Exam Schedule and Exam Number. To find your Spring exam schedule, go to your Web for Students account and navigate to the "Summer 2019" link under the "Schedule" heading in the lefthand menu. Your exam number is also provided there. Exam room assignments will be posted prior to the start of the Summer exam period.

Availability of Professors' Old Exams. Many professors make their old exams available for students to review. Exams after 1982 are available online by clicking here. Earlier exams are bound in volumes available in the 10th floor reading room in the Library.

Exam Emergencies.
 If an emergency occurs that may prevent you from taking a final exam, you or someone on your behalf should call Dean Sowle (312/906-5282) or Jenna Abhijeet (312/906-5005) as soon as possible. If you cannot reach one of us, call the Registrar's office (312/906-5080). Do not contact your professor about any problem connected with your exam, as this may compromise your anonymity. Please read Section VII of the Student Handbook, which contains the rules governing exams, exam conflicts, make-up exams, missed exams, and related issues; and review Article II of the Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook. 

•Consulting Laptops/Tablets During Exams. Unless your professor specifically authorizes it, you may not consult materials (notes, outlines, etc.) stored on a laptop computer, iPad, or other tablet computer or electronic device during an open book or limited open book exam; you are limited to consulting print materials authorized by your professor. Please note: This is separate from the issue of whether you may write your exam on your own laptop. The limitation described above applies whether you are writing your exam by hand or on a laptop computer.

•Cell Phones During Exams. You are not permitted to use a cell phone during any exam, including during any restroom breaks. If you have a cell phone with you during an exam, it must be turned off and stored out of sight.

•Exams on Computer. Students taking fixed exams on laptop must download and install the Examplify exam-taking program. You will receive information from the ITS department about how to download and install Examplify; or you can click here for the information. We encourage all students to download and "take" a mock exam prior to the start of exam period in order to familiarize yourself with the Examplify program.

Unless a professor specifies otherwise, Examplify is configured to lock students out of other programs and services on their computers for the duration of the exam. This means that, unless a professor specifically authorizes access, students will not have access to notes, outlines, or other materials stored on their hard drive, the network, or the Internet.

Notice About Borrowing Laptops: The Information Technology Services department has a limited supply of laptop computers reserved for use in emergency situations that arise during exam period. These laptops may be used (subject to availability) if your computer has problems immediately before or during an exam, as long as the problem is not due to your failing to properly configure or register your laptop to run the Examplify program. Because of limited supply, the ITS department's laptops are not available for general loaning purposes during exam period, including to students who do not own a laptop. However, if you have exceptional circumstances that you believe justify borrowing a laptop for an exam, please contact Jenna Abhijeet ( to discuss your situation.

Notice to Handwriters.
 Students who choose to handwrite an exam will be placed in the same room used by laptop users for that exam. Hand writers will not be put in a separate room.

Notices to Graduating Seniors.
 If you are graduating this semester, please read the information below about your Kent email and network accounts, and your locker. If you have any questions, please let me know.

•Email, Network, and Print Accounts. Email accounts: Your Kent email account is for life. You can continue to use your Chicago-Kent email as long as you chose to do so. Network accounts: Your network account will be deactivated on Monday, August 5 (the first Monday after the July bar exam). Print accounts: Your free printing quota will be reset to zero on Monday, May 20 (the first Monday after Commencement).

•Clearing Out Lockers. Please clear your lockers out no later than Monday, August 5 (the first Monday after the July bar exam). Anything left in lockers after that date will be removed. If you are unable to clear your locker out by that date, please contact me to make arrangements for your locker contents to be set aside for you. Note: This applies only to graduating students. If you are not graduating, you do not need to clear your locker out; you will keep your current locker until you graduate. 

•Student Health Insurance. If you have student health insurance through IIT, your coverage will end on August 9, 2019.

Joke of the Week.  "Someone handed me a picture and said, 'This is a picture of me when I was younger.' Every picture of you is when you were younger. 'Here's a pciture of me when I'm older.' Where'd you get that camera, man?" (Mitch Hedberg)


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