Editorial: The Grinches who raised tuition

By ├ćndrew Rininsland

Friday’s meeting of the Board of Governors is of special concern to students and anyone who values the cost of their university education, even if the Students’ Union is unwilling to fight against the likely tuition increase.

Despite being at the ungodly hour of 8:30 a.m., it is particularly important that students show up for this year’s meeting in the Dining Centre’s blue room. The lack of organized protest from the SU this year means that students have to pick up their slack–even if it means freezing our hungover asses off on a Friday morning going to a boring meeting full of crinkly old people who will likely raise tuition by the maximum allowed amount regardless of how many people show up.

The lack of organized protest from our elected representative body to fight against increased tuition means that unless students show up to protest the increases, the administration has our unspoken approval. While the SU’s short-sighted policy of agreeing to the increases in exchange for Quality Money means students can expect to see some short-term benefits, by not dissenting, the university is fully able to argue nobody has a problem with tuition at the U of C. If you do not agree with the administration increasing tuition, show up and make your voice heard.

Otherwise, you’re silent.

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