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Burn the Midnight Oil—at Class

 by Julie Hanus


Tags: community building, education, midnight classes, falling asleep, students, Bunker Hill Community College, Spare Change News,

Sleeping TextbookThis is very cool: Since the fall 2009 semester, Bunker Hill Community College in Boston has been offering midnight classes, according to Spare Change News. An adjunct professor came up with the idea after she noticed students falling asleep in class. The students explained that their work schedules made staying awake for daytime classes difficult—despite wanting to be in school. And lo, midnight classes were born. This spring the college offered three courses (Principles of Psychology, College Writing II, and Human Growth and Development), and there are plans to expand course offerings further this fall.

Source: Spare Change News

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