January 9th, 2008


Symphonic Band

So did anyone else who auditioned for symphonic band get an email of audition results? I thought we were supposedly getting it today but I never saw anything, neither did a few of my friends. Maybe I just have bad handwriting, and they couldn't read my email. Just wondering, cause rehearsal might be real awkward tomorrow.


Maybe this is wishful thinking, but I vaguely remember reading something in this community about having more than 2 final exams scheduled for one day during finals week. I have three exams scheduled for Monday of finals week, one right after the other, and I was wondering if anyone knew if it is possible to petition to have one moved, or to take it early or something like that. I don't think I could handle 3 in one day! Anyway, if any of you know anything at all about that, I would greatly appreciate it! I checked the memories too and didn't see anything. Thanks everyone.

Looking for ORCA Card Beta Testers

Did you participate in the ORCA card beta test? We want your card.

About a year ago, the various transit agencies that make up the ORCA card initiative did a beta test (http://orcatest.com/) of the cards and scanners that make up the system. Volunteers were given an ORCA card that they could use on a number of bus and train routes for a month-long period.

We are a group of students at UW who are studying the privacy aspects of the ORCA card system:


While we are looking at a variety of issues with the overall ORCA system, there is some concern about data exposed on the cards themselves. We've tested a few of our own cards, but we'd like to test more.

The beta test has been over for almost a year, but if you still have your card and are willing to help us out, please contact me at bdferris-at-cs.washington.edu for more details.

Music Classes

Hey folks! Got a question for ya: Does anyone know when Physics 207 (Physics of Music) and Music 316 (Music Cultures of the World - Eastern) are offered? They're not on the schedule for this quarter, and I don't recall seeing them last quarter.