[ Referendum


By Stefan Walz
Via email
November 9, 1997

Sorry Mr. Likins, but your inauguration was not a place to promote this so called 'funding fee' for the student union. I'm voting NO on the refrendum, due to the fact that I've been in the student union maybe three times this semester. Not only that, but I think it's hideous of you to ask me for another forty dollars for the sake of a social cause. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm going in debt for an education, and when I have to pay back whatever bank I loan more money from, I want it to be for my education, not for the quality of food and atmosphere that I get from the student union. I can't even park near the student union when I could use it the most, so it's not worth it for me to listen while you play political games with money I don't have. I really wanted to meet you and hopefully earn respect for your role at the University of Arizona, but my first impression is a lasting one. And you displayed the kind of persistance that I find insulting, instead of pushing the envelope on a day of recognition, maybe you could just say "thank you" and leave it at that.
Stefan Walz