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Fububutsy
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LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
Seems like this professor thinks students shouldn't be able to decide to use some of their own money paid to the university for things that students voted in favor of.

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Cope admits the cost of the construction of the "lazy river" doesn't impact the university directly, but feels the university should set a better example.

"To build a swimming pool in the form of the letters L, S, and U is ugly, kitsch, ridiculous, and rather childish."


He sounds like a bitch.


Sir Drinksalot
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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
Oh come on. It's a dumb idea.


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Salmon
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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
well most students are retards, so...


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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
Well if the students voted for it...


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BigChris
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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
They make enough off of having cars towed to pay the teachers.


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chesty
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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
Once they find out you can't booze it up in the Lazy River, opinions will change


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Napoleon
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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
where is the money coming from? How much does that pool costs?

With budget cuts coming, may not be the best thing to spend six figures on.


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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
well the faculty member is an elitist

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Cope admits the cost of the construction of the "lazy river" doesn't impact the university directly, but feels the university should set a better example.

"To build a swimming pool in the form of the letters L, S, and U is ugly, kitsch, ridiculous, and rather childish."


THE TRUTH REVEALED


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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
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"To build a swimming pool in the form of the letters L, S, and U is ugly, kitsch, ridiculous, and rather childish."
and yet, strangely attractive


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jose canseco
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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
They shouldn't. That's like your company telling you where to spend your paycheck each week.


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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
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"To build a swimming pool in the form of the letters L, S, and U is ugly, kitsch, ridiculous, and rather childish."


I think the professor is the one being "childish" here. This last comment was not necessary.


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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
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well most students are retards, so...


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TigerBait1127
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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
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where is the money coming from? How much does that pool costs?

With budget cuts coming, may not be the best thing to spend six figures on.


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Student Body President, Andrew Mahtook, says the funding for this project is completely separate from any state appropriations.

"It doesn't touch the funding that goes into teachers salaries, funds courses, or anything like that. The funding for "lazy river" was voted on by the student body as an approved self assessment fee."

In 2011, students passed a resolution asking for a student recreation fee increase to expand the recreation center, which includes the building of the "lazy river." Professor Kevin Cope, LSU Faculty Senate President, says this shows a flaw in how colleges prioritize funds.


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"That's not how the money flow works at LSU. That's now how student government money flow works. So all these kind of arguments about that and about how we're spending our money, they're totally unrelated and really don't stand up."

Cope admits the cost of the construction of the "lazy river" doesn't impact the university directly,
but feels the university should set a better example.



Zero problems here. Teacher is being dishonest with this argument
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dagrippa
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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
He is a bitch but I don't really disagree with him on that point.

He's very much a stereotypical academic that thinks non academics are lesser humans.
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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
What is he being dishonest about exactly?


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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
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well most students are retards, so...



As someone who served on a finance committee for the LSU student government, and in the student stenate. I agree with that notion completely.


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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
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"To build a swimming pool in the form of the letters L, S, and U is ugly, kitsch, ridiculous, and rather childish."

Seriously? This is an actual project?

Who is the idiot who came up with that stupid idea?

That may be one of the dumbest ideas Scruffy has ever heard of.

College students are morons.


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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
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"To build a swimming pool in the form of the letters L, S, and U is ugly, kitsch, ridiculous, and rather childish."


Let's look at it objectively though: It serves the same purpose as a tanning deck, or shallow area in a pool for sunbathing.

And he's not complaining about that...which is a big part of that outside layout.


Image: http://lsuuniversityrec.com/lsuurec/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/LSU-UREC-Outdoor-Aquatics-Plan-thumbnail.jpg
This post was edited on 5/11 at 8:48 am


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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
Image: http://digbatonrouge.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/LSU-UREC-Renderings-1440-X-776-Yoga-Deck.jpg


There's a little rendering of it. At least our logo's font is conducive for a pool with relatively thick, straight lines. Imagine if it was in script.
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re: LSU faculty president upset students get to decide where their money goes
I'm sorry, it's absurd to build a lazy river when the school is in "financial ruin". I don't care where the money is coming from and how it was decided, it's just in poor taste to make something so trivial when we are having to apparently downsize.

The way finances work at the university are very much like government. Got to spend the money to show that you need the money. That's why we end up with so much stupid crap that isn't really needed. These different departments suck up money that can be used for something that would be beneficial to the education part of the university instead of putting in new rec fields or something that is secondary.

Again, I know this money was apparently raised differently, but I still think the student government should realize the situation and define new requirements as to how the money can be used to truly help the school. By increasing fee bills to help the rec center, you take away from the ability to increase fee bills to help the school in general.


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