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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Academics. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 19, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20403.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Academics. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20403

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Transcript The Big Switch The big-wig gave up his title to experience the life of a student for a day UH's President Pickering gave up his title and briefcase in exchange for a student's backpack and a few survival tips from Senior Marketing Major Pat Brown, the winner of the Big Switch contest. Pickering agreed to switch places with a student for one day to experience first-hand what students go through while the winner played president. Before the day's event started, the two participants exchanged the equipment needed to survive their temporary role reversal. Brown gave his rusty counterpart a backpack along with a bottle of Vivarin to help him stay awake, Visine to keep the red out and keep him looking sharp and a list of useful note-taking tips. As Pickering departed from his familiar surroundings he promised to take good notes for Brown. "I'll have to take good notes because Brown has a test and I would hate to have that monkey on my back if he failed," Pickering said. Inside Pickering's briefcase was antacid for his frequent stomach aches, Excedrin to ease the accompanying headaches and a copy of The Law and Higher Education to handle the numerous law suits brought to his office, Pickering said. When Brown eased into the large brown, leather, presidential chair behind the president's paper-littered desk, he asked what to do with the mess in front of him. Pickering said, "Do what I do: "This can be a hairy job, because you never know who is going to want some thing next," Pat Brown First stack the papers on one side of the desk, when that side is full, move them to the other side, when the entire desk is full, then you can either give them to the secretary to file or place them in the wastebasket." After trading places, Pickering headed to the University Center game room to play a few video games before going to Brown's classes. "I wasn't too sure how to work any of the computerized games and I forgot how to operate the pinball machine," he said, after an onlooker showed him how to use it. While Pickering attended marketing classes and tried to keep track of his backpack, Brown met with six of the top campus administrators. Brown said, "This can be a hairy job, because you never know who is going to want something next." His most challenging question during the day was asked by Acting Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Glenn Aumann. "(Aumann) wanted to know how to keep an outstanding faculty member who has a high market value on staff. And 'if you do keep him, how would you justify his salary to other faculty members.'" Brown said, "I had no idea." The Big Switch, which was sponsored by The Student Foundation, gave everyone at UH an insight to the difficulties and hard work both students and administrators deal with on a daily basis. -Stori Carpenter The Big Switch 63) 91