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Re: “Where to Spend?

Thanks for this article, as a UA alumni, its frustrating to see the university cut into the muscle of its faculty and staff and raise tuition. Students need to see that college is a welcoming option, even if they cannot afford the bloated admission charge. Tuition was around 800 dollars a semester in the early 90's when I was there, so the pressure to study business was not as great and students could study liberal arts. Over the last 20 years, it has turned more into a corporation and the idea of attending a university to explore and broaden your mind is seen as unprofitable. The athletic department (in my opinion) cements this view by not giving back to the institution that hosts its teams. They sign huge corporate deals with cable broadcasters and video game designers to feather its own institution while talented faculty on the other side of the mall gets lid off and a gifted high school grad declines his acceptance notice because the price is too high. It should be more balance. The "A" emblazoned on the team jerseys stands for the University of Arizona, not the Athletic Department of Arizona after all.

Posted by o(^.^o)(o^.^)o on 08/18/2011 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Take Me to Your Leader

"UA's (tuition) increased 36 percent, from $5,048 to $6,855." This in addition to faculty and staff lay-offs, increased living and parking fees and fleecing of liberal arts classes. Yet they still find money to build an unnecessary 10 million dollar score board.

Posted by o(^.^o)(o^.^)o on 07/21/2011 at 10:41 AM

Re: “The Skinny

This is some kind of bizarre anger psychology. If this city showed any signs of competence on basic services (road construction, school performance), then the citizens would not mind a contribution to the greater good. Instead, we see astronomical waste (Rio Nuevo) and are asked to keep feeding these con artists by going through their red light cameras and paying more in tuition every year. Why not just rip us off in the light of day? For me, the best part of this town are the things that the city council cannot (yet) screw up: the weather and the scenery on the outskirts of town. If they could find a way to tax the sunsets and good weather, they would.

Posted by o(^.^o)(o^.^)o on 02/10/2011 at 4:16 PM

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