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What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

I think the most frustrated I ever felt was dealing with the Cashier's office, which doesn't communicate so well with the Financial Aid office, or the office of the Registrar. I felt like I was just a go-between, and such ridiculous amounts of legwork between offices on the same floor of the same building was a little unreasonable. This isn't to say that the staff themself weren't very friendly - certain among them were really great and helpful.

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Right now, the most frustrating thing about Rice is the irregular availability of course schedules. I couldn't plan my next semester well because I didn't know in advance which classes would overlap or even be unavailable until only a few weeks before the end of the current semester.

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The lack of support for athletics. Also, if people aren't doing well in school, they tend to be shunned instead of being helped.

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The inability of the administration to take student needs and wants into account when making decisions.

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Currently the administration seems out of touch with the student body.

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Academic seriousness of peers, workload.

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Having to swim while juggling schoolwork

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