University presidents can use huge words to describe how horrific their circumstance seems to be. But when it comes to renegotiating their contracts and those of the staff and faculties that work there for us... well, not so much.
This Seattle Times article lays it all out. It sounds like the I-695/I-200 "The sky is falling!!! The sky is falling!!!" Chicken Little-ism that marks politics today.
Like our government at every level when they want another tax increase (and really, don't they ALWAYS want another tax increase?) painting a picture of bodies in the streets and a post-apocalypse world ala "Road Warrior."
I missed the part of the article where these whiners offered to cut their own pay and benefits to set the example for their staffs and faculties.
What's that? They didn't make that offer?
Gee. What a surprise.
That the UW has a quarter billion to waste on yet another stadium renovation, while they screw the students by jacking up their ticket prices to the stratosphere... all while they COULD be using Qwest Field permanently and for a lot less money... AND they're asking for tuition setting authority?
If what these presidents were whining about was so important, then they should get the donors to donate to the core mission of these schools: educating students.
Shift the hundreds of millions they plan on spending for a football palace so they can use luxury boxes 6 days a year to the core mission: educating students.
End the moronic illegal alien in-state tuition plan that costs us millions every year while keeping legal citizens out because of the lack of space; double the required number of platform hours, cut the staff, cut the faculty...
In short, reflect the society you allegedly serve... and BTW... what DID happen to the 28% you've jacked up tuition over the past 2 years?
This Husky wants to know. (UW '81)