The Town Hall Meeting I attended on Tuesday night was way intense. Members of AS discussed plans that will be taken into action that were not discussed with students and was solely an administrative decision. However, the students do not agree with the decision and we’re trying to find ways so that it cannot be implemented.
The idea is this: The minimum units a quarter you need to take will go from 12 to 15. Okay, at first it just sounds inconvenient, but there are just so many other factors that need to be taken into consideration. For one, the school would be making 10 million dollars more a year… but where these funds are being allocated are unknown. I’m so against this decision. The thing is that it’s already been passed, but won’t be implemented for another year. Still, though, it’s not fair to anyone.
Okay, so I’m in Program Board, but I really want to get involved in other parts of AS, too. I’m thinking maybe something like Finance Board or another really active committee. I don’t really know yet. I just want to get involved somehow and make a difference.
When David told me he felt like saving the world I was sort of shocked and kinda upset that he rather use his free time on NINE organizations instead of with his friends, but I think I understand the feeling now!!
While I don’t REALLY want to save the world, I want to somehow make a difference and just get involved in as many things I can that I feel strongly about. I think I’m going to graduate in three years and that third year is going to be spent studying abroad… so I have two years to make a change of some sort.
PRESSURE. Feel it.