Letter to the Editor: Student input important to university

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Unfortunately, I do not know enough about current development projects at Pacific to comment intelligently; I hope to remedy that in the future.

However, as a teacher with forty-four years of experience, I do know good writing when I see it. I am pleased also by the indication that students are taking a serious interest in the management of the university.

The other issues mentioned, respect (or lack thereof) for the administration and supposed indifference of the administrators for students, are familiar to me because they were being debated when I was at Pacific. Many times I, and some of my schoolmates would question the true priorities of the administration, and nearly always were told we didn’t know what we were talking about. No doubt there was some truth in that, but it wasn’t all true. If it had been, you wouldn’t be having the same problem now.

Perhaps Ms. Krebbs would take comfort in knowing her predecessor, Charles Trombley, received his share of complaints similar to those of Sean Mills. Yet what could be a more eloquent expression of respect for the man and his achievement than Trombley Square? No, he did not have to die in order to be appreciated; he had to be extremely patient. Anyone involved in education does.



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