Abolish Gateway Lab sign now

The undersigned pledge to never donate a cent to Columbia University or its affiliates if any of the following conditions are not met:
1) Gateway Lab is abolished and not replaced with a similar class.
2) Jack McGourty and the staff of this class are reprimanded for their conduct.
The Gateway Lab is a terribly thought-out class. It is poorly designed, which is ironic for a design class. Jack McGourty is a psychology professor, not an engineering professor. He should not be teaching a class such as this. He was frequently late for lectures and was unapproachable. His lectures were disconnected from engineering and contained no content at all. The grading standards are not explained well, and we are docked points when we show confusion, even when we try to clarify beforehand. MATLAB and Maya are reasonably useful, but the lectures were terrible. The teachers for the programs were arrogant and unhelpful. The project's weekly progress reports are so long and cumbersome that they leave no time to work on the actual project. Furthermore, the projects are boring and pointless. Fourteen weeks and 100's pages of reports are not necessary to finish with a 3D model of a desk. To compound the problem, each semester the class is different, meaning that some classes experience a drastically harder class than others, which is not fair to those students. This class leaves the freshman confused and frustrated, and is a horrible introduction to engineering. SEAS and Columbia University should be ashamed of this course.

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