We need to stop calling them "kids".

12/2/2011: The UO students stuck up for the faculty and for the future of UO all this week. Now they are finishing dead week with a vote against the ill-conceived plans of the UO administration to build a new cadillac student union at student expense – but without student input. And they are telling the UO athletic department to get their financial house in order and stop the hidden subsidies – by a 9 to 1 vote. Common sense from our students. Where has their faculty been on these issues for the past 3 years? Raw election results here:

Rockne Andrew Roll of the ODE has the quick summary. I’ll post more later, as the spin develops.

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4 Responses to We need to stop calling them "kids".

  1. Anonymous says:

    Of course, the ASUO also managed to potentially libel the athletic department by saying the Willie Lyles investigation had already resulted in NCAA violation — so it’s not like the student government has its stuff together either.

  2. Anonymous says:

    True, but I would like to raise another question–in times of economic hardship shouldn’t we be supporting the students and their families by protesting against all these tuition hikes? In one wants a political alliance, one should realize it cuts both ways.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Maybe the new partnership should be students and faculty? We do have a few common interests after all.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I agree. Unless we stop the administrative bloat car allowances, hiring consultants at the drop of a hat, giving the athletics department a big pass on paying its fair share, we are going to drive costs to the roof.