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March 29, 2005



Why is it that US schools refuse to create student numbers? I never understood it; it annoyed me. My SSN is in my ex-department office; on all course lists; in the grad school office; in the health services offices, along with all my medical info (including the world's most intrusive and least relevant questionnaire) and my psych info.

I don't know anyone at a Canadian school who wasn't given a student number, usually where the first few numbers are the year you entered (so, when my mother returned for her MLIS in 2001, her student number was still 67xxxxx -- or maybe 68?) It's not that hard.

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