« on: June 30, 2008, 01:08:59 PM »
He was 25/162. From the academic policy manual.
III-C-6. Graduation Honors, Deanís List, and Class Rankings
B. Deanís List
The Deanís List will be the top 15 percent in each class for each semester. The Deanís List will be compiled and students will be informed of their distinction. Students will also be invited to contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs if they do not wish to have their names included on the public version of the Deanís List. After students are given a reasonable opportunity to request that their names be withheld from publication, the Deanís List will be published.
I stole this argument from the "should I drop out" thread, but based on the lack of precision in the policy handbook, one could argue that top 15.4% rounds to the top 15% based on some common understanding of mathyness.
And the argument could be frosted by that canon of construction (from contracts) that says something about ambiguity erring on the side of the non-drafter. Isn't there some clever sounding latin for this?
I know the dean, and he will treat this handbook like a contract.
If anyone could hammer this out in a few sentances for the email to the dean, that'd be really helpful. Having trouble articulating it.