University administration is focused on the future, the student experience of 2012. However, many current students are unsatisfied with their U of C education. In its drive for the future, the university has lost communication with the current student body. The university is here to serve students--understanding how its decisions effect students must not be an afterthought. The credit card withdrawal decision was made without consulting students on how this would effect their ability to pay, what is being done with the saved money and how service is effected.
Current students need to work together to send the message to the university that we still matter. The Students' Union met this week with senior administration to demand a reversal of the credit card withdrawal decision.
We at the SU have that spot at the table with the administration. What gives us power at the table is you--students emailing the administration, signing petitions, telling their story of how the credit card withdrawal decision affects them. We all want the same thing, and through diplomacy and action we can make it happen. Be it meetings with Harvey, the Board of Governors, petitions, emails, demonstrations, et cetera, the student voice will be heard. Get your message out, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For updates on current action visit www.su.ucalgary.ca.