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No Eating In Class? Right or wrong?
Posted 9/12/15
Okay, this friend is back.

My friend has a 4 hour college class, from 10:00 to near 1:00 (10 to 13:00) and that is lunchtime for the civilized world. This friend's professor said, not only no eating allowed, but if you bring any food to the class you're going to get kicked out, marked absent, and possibly fail.

So I gotta ask, this seems reasonable? Or does it seem unreasonable?

Maybe in grammar school, but this is the big leagues. Let us play like the big kids.
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Posted 9/12/15
I would eat. Screw that professor. Take it up with the Dean. As long as the food isn't distracting it should be fine. As a student athlete, the only time I could eat was in class.
Posted 9/12/15 , edited 9/12/15
Personally, I let the students eat in my class granted it doesn't interfere with the class or cause a disturbance. I can understand why some teachers / professors would be against it, though.

EDIT: They often share with me / bring me food also, so I eat too. Heh...
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Posted 9/12/15

AiYumega wrote:

Okay, this friend is back.

My friend has a 4 hour college class, from 10:00 to near 1:00 (10 to 13:00) and that is lunchtime for the civilized world. This friend's professor said, not only no eating allowed, but if you bring any food to the class you're going to get kicked out, marked absent, and possibly fail.

So I gotta ask, this seems reasonable? Or does it seem unreasonable?

Maybe in grammar school, but this is the big leagues. Let us play like the big kids.


10....11...12...13...

So it's how long again?

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Posted 9/12/15 , edited 9/12/15
This seems sort of unreasonable to me, given the length of time that the lecture spans. You might consider asking for a 15 minute break, if there isn't one already, so that you can either go take care of heading to the bathroom or eating.

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Posted 9/12/15 , edited 9/12/15
Reasonable.


This is the big leagues right? So eat something before or after class. Don't disturb the class with eating food during a lecture or something just because you can't wait a few hours to eat, or can't eat a small breakfast before to hold you over. I have no sympathy for people who complain about a mere 4 hours of no food. Should be deported to Africa and see what it's like to really go hungry.

edit; I had a psychology and art class that lasted 4 hours and no one ever ate in those classes.
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Posted 9/12/15
Depends. I have seen a lot of kids bring very noisy food (crinkly wrappers and make a "show" of eating it). Those are annoying, costing students nearby the $38 a day they paid to sit in that class.

I personally have class from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. I don't eat once during this time and it really doesn't bother me. I just have a good meal for when I get home to eat. I have had teachers who let me eat in class, and that was fine. I also have had teachers say no. That was fine too.

As a side note, I had a student bring a tuna sandwich (one of the rankest ones I have smelt to boot), and the wrapper was noisy as hell, not to mention she pulled out a bag of chips and a nice carbonated drink! I couldn't pay attention in class the entire time. All I heard was crinkles, smell of old canned tuna and the slurping of drinks. It was by far one of the worst experiences I have ever had in class. Oh, and she texted all class too.
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Posted 9/12/15 , edited 9/12/15
I'm with 'spensaur' on this. Adjust your meals according to the professors. Colleges function very similarly to work; you do NOT have the luxury of doing whatever you like.
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Posted 9/12/15
professor's going overboard about it, if i bring food i'll have my reasons to do so i dont think it should be made that much of a big deal.

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Posted 9/12/15 , edited 9/12/15
Health should always be a priority over a single lecture. If you're starving and you know you're about to go hours before leaving the room, you should be allowed to bring food with you. There shouldn't be a problem as long as its not distracting anyone.

That professor should be fired for trying to fail his students over something that doesn't involve class. Having a snicker or a pack of Oreo's in your bag shouldn't result in getting kicked out when you're still willing to do the classwork and take notes.

I had a psychology professor who had no problem letting his students eat even during exams as long as they weren't making any noise and were still focused.
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Posted 9/12/15 , edited 9/12/15
Me personally, I don't have a problem with not eating in class. It's only 4 hours, and if you do get small breaks in the class. You can eat a quick snack or something. When I went to school, I usually just adjusted my eating schedule. Sometimes, we get some little breaks while doing assignments, and that's when I would grab something lite to eat. At work, I'm used to working 4-5 hours, before getting my lunch break.

But as far as getting kicked out, and all, may be a little overboard.
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Posted 9/12/15
Eat if you have to. Fuck him.

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Posted 9/12/15
As long as it's not disruptive I don't see why food shouldn't be allowed.
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Posted 9/12/15 , edited 9/12/15
It's the professor's class so he decides these things. I understand why the professor doesn't allow food though, with it being a possible distraction or a sanitation problem.

If you get hungry at that time, then eat breakfast at 9am and/or eat lunch at 2pm.

I personally can go long stretches without food. I've done 24 hours without food several times in college already.

Also, what is this 4 hour class?
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Posted 9/12/15
The professor's being a little harsh saying that you'll be marked absent and whatnot, but I have to agree that you shouldn't be eating in class. It's often distracting to the other students, and just not very respectful. I don't have a problem with a rule like that, just with the way that prof chose to enforce it.
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