We are very lucky here at the ExCollege. We have a cool house with wireless and air-conditioning (okay the air-conditioning doesn’t seem like a big deal right now, but it will), we get to meet interesting lecturers every semester, and students like us (right? you do like us, right?). But one of the best things about the ExCollege is our staff of office assistants, a.k.a. student workers. Dave, Jessie, Keli, Kyle, John, Sarah, and Ben put in hours and hours of work every week to keep us running smoothly. If it weren’t for them, we wouldn’t be able to offer many of the programs we manage to offer. They do some of the thankless tasks like postering in freezing weather, alphabetizing countless files, processing hundreds of proposals (see previous “Piles” post), and making lots of copies. So this post is a shout-out to our committed student staff. Thanks for all your hard work!