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Letter to the editor

Transfer student reveals displeasure in Student Voice coverage

March 30, 2012

I am just writing in response to the many articles that have been in the Student Voice since last fall regarding the budget at UW-River Falls. It seems to get a little old after a while always hearing about budget shortfalls and the effect it is having on students here at campus.

In the article last week it was quoted by someone as saying, “We’ve had a budget cut every year that I’ve been here.” I don’t see any reason then too be continuing to always talk about the budget in the paper if it’s not new news. I am a transfer student here since last semester and I hope people who are always talking about the budget problems realize this is one of the most affordable Universities in this whole area. I understand many people may be opposed to increasing the tuition at UWRF, I am not one of them.

Even with an increase in tuition this university would still be very affordable for this area. It’s the same problem that any business out there would have to deal with. Raise the cost of what you are selling or make some sort of financial cost cutting measures. As a business your trying to attract customers and/or keep the ones you have, same thing as the college here.

So if you look at the college budget situation just like any business, I don’t see what the big problem is here. I would hope that Alumni, Administration, Faculty, and people who have been involved with UWRF for a long time would decide what they want this University (business) to offer us as students and make the appropriate financial decisions. As in business, if you have something fantastic to offer at a good price, people will fl ock to buy it. Go Falcons!

Chris Marlow