To the Editor:
After paying two and a half years worth of tuition, I’m glad to see my money, and the rest of the student body’s, is going to good use. To facilitate random artwork, an unnecessary relocation of the transit center, a plethora of concrete planters, and the newest addition, a steel dome.
The thing in front of the chemistry building, to site a few examples. Because, hey, an aesthetically pleasing campus is definitely more important than my education.
While these new structures are popping up year after year, I continue to encounter less than perfect classroom conditions, dwindling resources, and inept professors (who end up being for the most part, teacher’s assistants.)
So thank you CSU and who ever is deciding to where my money goes. I appreciate encountering large unknown bronze sculptures on my way to the library where I have to pay for printing. I appreciate waiting for a bus further from the center of campus after wobbling for an hour in a chair that is coming unbolted from the floor in a Clark lecture room. I appreciate being able to sit on the brand new planters before a class taught by a woman who appears perpetually stoned, may have a lower IQ than my 12-year-old cousin, and struggles for half an hour with an over used power point presentation. I appreciate being able to ponder the meaning of “The Shoulder of the Giant” on my way to my chemistry lab, where a teaching assistant, who may be the same age as I and may speak the same language as I do, is waiting. I wonder why I feel like I’m not getting my money’s worth? Perhaps it’s because I now find academics placed at the bottom of the CSU’s priorities list, with athletics and aesthetics taking the lead.