An interesting email telling me why I can't submit my students' "egrades":
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 23:18:20 -0700
To: Brad DeLong
From: Bear Facts Team
Subject: Re: Technical Issues
The system is heavily overloaded at egrades time. Response times are made slow by a heavy influx of students checking their grades, and the processor never gets a chance to recover because they just keep pounding on the system, making response times worse.
A system critical to the university's smooth functioning at a critical time. High demand not a surprise.