Editorial: Dean’s List: an honor?

All throughout our careers as students, we strive to reach certain scholarly goals and achievements. One honor that holds a stigma of prestige and is something that many students aim to obtain is a spot on the Dean’s List, yet compared to other schools it seems much easier to come by for Rider students.
To be on the Dean’s List at Rider, students must achieve a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) and be considered a full-time student. Though this may seem fair, other New Jersey college students, such as those at Rutgers University, must have a 3.5 GPA in order to make the list.
According to Associate Vice President of Rider, Ron Walker, in the spring of 2012, 46% of students made the list. Since almost half of the students made the cut, the distinguishing features of the Dean’s List seems to fade away and to some starts to become lack-luster.
An individual’s education is something that is held near and dear to most students. The achievements reflect the hard work and effort they have put into their academics. In order to uphold a feeling of accomplishment and truly honor those who deserve it at Rider, we should raise the university’s standards.

The weekly editorial expresses the majority opinion of The Rider News. This week’s editorial was written by Opinion Editor Kristy Grinere

Printed in the 3/8/13 edition.

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